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Sorry for making this really boring request, but can we move this page to a more fitting title such as Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Implementation or something similar? Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 21:40, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

+1. Or alternatively, Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Transition. --Yair rand (talk) 03:06, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
Not a boring request at all, Gnom and thanks Yair rand for your suggestion!.
We have gone back and forth in the internal discussions regarding the address of this page. Feedback that we have received is that the URL for the strategy page has been too long and for this reason a short redirect has been previously created and used (, which has been really helpful. However, for some time now we will continue to use the short redirect to lead to the Movement Strategy recommendations to keep them easily accessible for everyone. At the same time we would like to make the materials that we start publishing about the "transition" also easily accessible, so that is the reason why this really short URL was chosen.
I do understand that it might now be a too big of a shortcut and not ideally fitting, as you rightfully point out. Here are some considerations regarding moving the page:
  • As we are now moving into the Phase III of the Movement Strategy process with the implementation of the recommendations, I am unsure if the 2018-20 portal is the best home for this upcoming information. As we will be referring back to the recommendations in the implementation conversations, I believe it would be useful if the recommendations that the movement has been working on for 2 years has its own easily navigable portal. As a result I would like to (p)reserve Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20 as a home for recommendations we can always refer back to. As Strategic Direction and the process behind it has its own.
  • We could go with just 2020 for the transition process, which is one of the options we have considered, i.e. Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2020, but then again it would make sense to have a unified information page for the whole implementation, including the path how we got to the implementation, i.e. this current "transition". At the same time it is hard to set a timeframe on the implementation, so we might need to break the pattern of year numbers and go with /Transition or /Implementation options. What do you think?
  • In this light the idea was to use the "2030" number, as the process has become commonly known as Wikimedia 2030 process. Probably the address should have at least been Strategy/Wikimedia2030 or Strategy/Wikimedia_2030 to be more fitting. What do you think of this one? In a longer run there is a plan to create a central landing page for all the phases of the work on Movement Strategy, so this could be it for that one. Could it be a home for the implementation phase or should it be a separate one to follow the existing pattern regarding the Movement Strategy?
I would be interested to hear what do you think would be the best fitting address for this page taking also considerations I just presented into account. Would it be still what you have proposed or are there more fitting options? In any case, I would like current address to have a redirect to a new page, when we move it, for at least 2 weeks, because this link has been shared in different channels and I don't want to confuse people. Looking forward to your suggestions and thank you for your care and proactive suggestions! --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 10:56, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, KVaidla (WMF). I totally see that "Strategy/2030" is way cooler than "Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Transition". But can we please make this consistent instead of creating more confusion by splitting everything up? This is one long interlinked strategy process, after all. Now we have several URL schemes, several landing pages, several sets of navigation boxes... Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 18:21, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Although I do believe that strategy needs to also be fun and cool to get the people engaged, the choice of the landing place was not really about that. I agree that consistency is a value and so we have replaced the page, keeping the redirect for at least some time. Thank you for sharing your concerns and ideas, Gnom and for your suggestion of a fitting home address for this page Yair rand.
We still need to work on creating a central page for the whole process where one can easily access all the phases and better understand the work and thinking. Hopefully we are there by the transition events so people are enabled to bring their best understanding to the conversations. Have a great end of the week! --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 08:29, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Nominations spaces

The nomination space on this page says that it's for collaboratives without a default discussion space for nominations. Does this imply that all others do have such default spaces? If so, should there be links to them? (Also, is the section titled "South East Asia" supposed to actually be "South Asia"?) --Yair rand (talk) 04:27, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Dear Yair rand, thank you for pointing this out and asking the question! Yes, many collaboratives have these default spaces, but sometimes they are not public (e.g. Facebook groups, Telegram groups). These are really convenient places for conversations, but not so accessible and transparent as we are used to in the wikiworld. We will gather links here for the ones can be accessed and try to coordinate that the nominations and endorsements from other channels will be at least partially also presented here. It makes complete sense. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 19:33, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Nominations closed?

@KVaidla (WMF): I see that you've changed the content page to indicate that the nominations period is over. Should the nominations section of this page be closed? --Yair rand (talk) 22:57, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

It's also unclear what happens to the areas that didn't nominate anyone or if self-appointments are now accepted. I think Western Europe is already represented pretty well in this design team. Philip Kopetzky (talk) 21:28, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Dear @Yair rand:, thank you for your note on this topic. The nominations are indeed closed and we have been working this week to clarify all the aspects of the nominations. I will follow up with a closing note for each and every section. We have also published the selection criteria on the meta page and hope this is helpful.
Regarding the region of Western Europe, you are completely right, @Philip Kopetzky: - that is not one of the regions included among the regions we list in our guidance. This also means that we have foreseen attendance from this region through other group seats and also there is no current collaborative structure that could have been used for nomination procedure. I understand that there are perspectives that could have been added to the Design Group, but at the same time we need to ensure it will be able to do its work effectively, so we need to draw boundaries somewhere. I hope it makes sense. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 13:55, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Central nomination space

For the collaboratives that do not have a default discussion space to gather the nominations.

Important note: Please nominate (self nomination is also welcome) Wikimedians from your region here. In the case of multiple nominations endorsements received, engagement with the local and global wiki communities and onwiki contribution will be considered to select one representative.


  • Name of the Wikimedian (add name below)
Username/Name of the Wikimedian Home Wiki
Biyanto Rebin idwiki, jvwiki, wikidata


Biyanto Rebin
  • Support Support I vote for him because he is very active in our group and shows his passion to contribute to Wikimedia and related projects. Alphama (talk) 06:35, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Biyanto is very active in the Indonesian and the wider ESEAP Wikimedian communities. He would be a really good candidate to represent ESEAP viewpoints for the global strategy transition phase. —seav (talk) 07:36, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support. Biyanto exhibit strong leadership and he is a respected figure in the community. His contribution to this particular process would be beneficial for the general interest of the movement and of the ESEAP community. --Exec8 (talk) 10:20, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support --B20180 (talk) 11:23, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support per above. NinjaStrikers «» 12:23, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support He is very active in the Wikimedia offline activities (engagement with organizations etc), always keep promoting Wikimedia to the public and a very easy going and humble guy, yet always get things done ~ ;) Chongkian (talk) 14:51, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Nomination closed - selection made

There is only one nominated candidate and we have confirmed the interest. As a result, Biyanto Rebin will be the representative from ESEAP for the Design Group. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 14:08, 26 June 2020 (UTC)


  • Name of the Wikimedian (add name below)
Username/Name of the Wikimedian Home Wiki
Isla Haddow-Flood (Africa) enwiki
Sandister Tei enwiki
Erina Mukuta
Kayusyussuf enwiki


Tie-breaker vote between Sandister Tei & Kayode Yussuf

This section is created to break tie between Sandister Tei & Kayode Yussuf, after both users got 25 valid votes each.

Final poll results | Total votes cast: 20 | Total valid votes cast: 19 (Tunisia vote was after the deadline) | Votes for Sandister: 9 | Votes for Kayode: 10
Poll faciliated by:

  1. Thuvack (talk) 14:37, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
  2. Yamen (talk) 14:44, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Affiliate Name Vote for Signature
Wikimédiens du Bénin User Group Sandister Tei Mahuton
Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana Kayode Yussuf Candy Khohliwe
Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire Sandister Tei Donatien Kanga
Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group Sandister Tei Georges Fodouop
Wikimedians of Democratic Republic of Congo User Group
Wikimedia Ghana User Group Sandister Tei Justice Okai-Allotey
Wikimedia Community User Group Guinea Conakry Kayode Yussuf Aboubacarkhoraa
Jenga Wikipedia ya Kiswahili
Wikimedians of Mali User Group Sandister Tei KAG1LP2MDIAKITE
Wikimedia User Group Nigeria Kayode Yussuf Olaniyan Olushola
Hausa Wikimedians User Group Kayode Yussuf Ammar
Igbo Wikimedians User Group Kayode Yussuf Uzoma Ozurumba
Yoruba Wikimedians User Group Kayode Yussuf User:T Cells
Open Foundation West Africa Sandister Tei Joy Agyepong
Wikimedia Community User Group Tchad Kayode Yussuf Abakar B & Abdallahbigboy
Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania Kayode Yussuf Jadnapac
Wikimedians of Tamazight User Group
Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda Sandister Tei Erina Mukuta
Wikimedia South Africa Sandister Tei Bobbyshabangu (talk) 20:07, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Algeria Wikimedians User Group Kayode Yussuf bachounda leader of WikiDZ
Egypt Wikimedians User Group
Wikimedia MA User Group (Morocco) Kayode Yussuf Anass
Wikimedia Tunisia Kayode Yussuf Sami Mlouhi
Wiki in Africa Sandister Tei Anthere +1 Isla
Popular vote

Nomination closed - selection made

Wiki Indaba developed a process with popular vote and a tie-breaker with the affiliates and as a result of that process Kayode Yussuf emerged as the representative of the region. We confirm the selection that the group has made. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 14:13, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedians from South Asia

  • Name of the Wikimedian (add name below)
Username/Name of the Wikimedian Home Wiki
User: Netha Hussain (South Asia) ml/en wiki
User: Marajozkee (South Asia) bn wiki
Rupika (South Asia) pa wikisource/hi wiki/commons


Netha Hussain
  • Support Support to Netha Hussain. Netha is indeed a prominent online contributor, which efforts focused on quality content around medicine and gender gap. She has also been involved in impactful outreach projects such as Medical GLAM, and also led various gender gap initiatives. She is very well-connected with the communities in South Asia, several on-going projects, and has sound knowledge about communities and movement in this region. KCVelaga (talk) 10:40, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Netha Hussain. Active contributor, with good understanding of the movement and the community. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 02:42, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Netha Hussain absolutely, I don't know someone who fits better. --Camelia (talk) 22:24, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Netha's involvement in the community and movement has a good impact especially in Medical related works.-❙❚❚❙❙ JinOy ❚❙❚❙❙ 03:34, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support is one of the experienced Wikimedians who is actively involved in Wikimedia Projects with global and South Asian communities, including, coordinating Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Women South Asia and Heritage GLAM project in India that focuses on partnerships with government institutions to integrate the notable works in Wikimedia projects. She has been serving in the Ombudsman Commission since 2019 and has good connections with South Asian communities. With her previous experience of the Movement Strategy 2018-20 process as collaborator and liaison, I have complete confidence in her abilities to support and represent the South Asian community in the Strategy Design Group.--Sumita Roy Dutta (talk) 06:30, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Rupika has the relevant experience as she previously served on the the movement strategy.Pmsarangi (talk) 07:54, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support She actively involved in many Wikimedia Projects and coordinating many outreach projects.-❙❚❚❙❙ JinOy ❚❙❚❙❙ 08:20, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Endorsed Clerk endorsed Rupika S, because she has been already worked in Movement strategy, and she is also collaborative indeed.

JogiAsad (talk) 08:49, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Support Support Rupika did a very good job in the past regarding the Movement strategy. I was on diff-diff platforms, So I knew How hard she worked to collect community views on those platforms during her Movement strategy discussion. She has a very good experience of engaging in the community.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 09:22, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportShe has been involved collaborator with Communities and has been very patient in sharing and involving our community in the strategy process. Would definitely feel confident about her ability to support this process further.--Harnoor ghuman (talk) 09:38, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportRupika is a well connected to the communities in South Asia and has been actively collaborating with the leaders of different languages. Her extensive experience and her understanding of movement makes her an ideal candidate for this role.--*•.¸♡ ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕡𝕒𝕝 ♡¸.•*𝕋𝕒𝕝𝕜 09:40, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportRupika has been Strategy liaison for a while and her enthusiasm and persistency for involving others in different programs is one of her positive strengths along with her ability to be patient with people to help them understand in their own pace.--Harkawal Benipal (talk) 09:44, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportI have worked with Rupika in different programs and she is certainly committed to the movement and would bring in diverse experience in this role.--Gurnoor ghuman (talk) 09:47, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Couldn't find more fitting candidate for this role based on her experience and her passion for the movement.--Rajdeep ghuman (talk) 09:49, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support SupportI strongly support Rupika. I worked with her. She is very much enthusiastic and passionate with her work. She is committed to the core of her job. She is the most suitable person for this project. Nettime Sujata (talk) 12:07, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I met Rupika in 2018 at Wikimedia conference and I realized her involvement in movement strategy. We have started shared collaboration between Arabic community and her community. I support Rupika in this regard--Avicenno (talk) 13:02, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support - She is quite active in South Asian Community from WAM to lots of things. She deserves this also. -Sangram Keshari Senapati (talk) 14:16, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support - I strongly support Rupika. She is the most dedicated and suitable person for this project. - Maina Tudu (talk) 15:32, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support she done her job responsible in the past. I hope she'll do better in future. Sridhar G (talk) 15:47, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - The work Rupika is doing in projects like Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Women South Asia and Heritage GLAM are amazing. Her passion for the Wikimedia movement and the way she help all the community members is just fabulous. Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 06:47, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
Rajeeb Dutta
  • Support Support I support and endorse Rajeeb for this role. Rajeev is diligent and I have been inspired by his active for the community Kayusyussuf (talk) 18:30, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support I support Rajeeb, being an experienced member of the movement. His work cut across many continents so I believe in his judgement and his representation in any capacity in the movement. Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 15:21, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Nomination closed - selection made

Regarding the endorsements there is a clear preference for one candidate to step into the role of being the representative of South Asia. We received a notification of concern regarding votestacking in this process, but having looked into the issue there is 1) insufficient evidence and 2) participation of less active accounts in the endorsement process does not make a difference in the end result in this case. As a result, we confirm Rupika as the representative for the region. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 22:04, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

North America

  • Name of the Wikimedian (add name below)
Username/Name of the Wikimedian Home Wiki
Liz English Wikipedia
Shanluan (nomination via email, June 9) AfroCROWD User Group
Pharos English Wikipedia / Commons / Wikidata


  • Support Support Liz. --Yair rand (talk) 23:42, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Liz. Despite the apparently broad perception that North America has too much influence in Wikimedia decisions, we North Americans do need at least one person to represent us in this process, & we could do worse than Liz. -- Llywrch (talk) 06:05, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Shanluan. I wholeheartedly support Shanluan's bid as representative for North America, not only because of their body of work, expertise, and impact but also their reach in & familiarity with the often overlooked parts of North America, like the Caribbean. -- JamaicanEditor (talk) 20:04, 23 June 2020 (UTC)


  • Support Support Shanluan I support Shaunlaun’s nomination. Her involvement in launching our first Editathon (from the other side of the country) assured our success. As a result, we have continued our work with Wikipedia at Oregon State University and continue to rely on her expertise. She’s a strong advocate and leader. Bridges2Information (talk) 22:51, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Shanluan I support Shaunlaun’s nomination. She was vital in the success of our first Editathon and was extremely helpful in promotion for our second. With her expertise and support, we have continued our work with Wikipedia and have the skills to help others contribute as well. Osu.archivist.tem
  • Support Support Shanluan. She is dedicated to building community within the wiki world, and to helping that world be more inclusive. I was particularly impressed with her leadership in organizing the CheckIn as well as the Juneteenth edit-a-thon. -Pete Forsyth (talk) 23:48, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Shanluan She would make a great representative. She has been a driving force for Afrocrowd for several years and more recently CariWiki, networking in and beyond North America and the Caribbean. Her networking and collaboration with Latin-American and African wikimedians also gives her a broader perspective that can only strenghten her strategy implementation design on behalf of North America. Her strengths include social media, cooperative leadership and institutional partnerships.--Aliceba (talk) 07:42, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Nomination closed - selection made

There was a bit of confusion regarding the general nomination space for North America and so we needed to bring emerging parallel processes together, which took some time. Shanluan has confirmed interest in participation in the Design Group and has also been supported with endorsements and as a result she is selected to represent North America. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 20:51, 26 June 2020 (UTC)


Please consult the nomination discussion on Arabic Wikipedia

Nomination closed - selection made

There is only one nominated candidate and we have confirmed the interest. As a result, Anass Sedrati will be the representative from WikiArabia for the Design Group. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 14:18, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Iberocoop Nominations

  • Name of the Wikimedian (add name below)
Username/Name of the Wikimedian Home Wiki
User: Chicocvenancio ptwiki /tech contributions
User:ProtoplasmaKid eswiki admin / Wikidata / Wikinews
User:Marcmiquel cawiki / Wikidata


By consensus in Telegram channel, each affiliate (chapter, user group, thematic organization) will have one (1) vote. Only affiliates votes will count.
Affiliate Who
WMB Joalpe
Muj(lh)eres latinoamericanas en Wikimedia Jaluj
Wikimujeres Mboix
Wikimedia Mexico Wotancito
Wikimedia Chile Superzerocool
Wikimedistas de Ecuador Mikaelashamrock
Wikimedia España Millars
Wikimedia Venezuela Oscar .
Wikimedia Argentina Anna Torres (WMAR)
Wikimedia Colombia Tefita228 (WMCO)
Wikimedistas de Bolivia Caleidoscopic
WikiDonne Camelia.boban
Wikimedia CH Ilario
WikiDonne Camelia.boban
missing votes
Wikimedia Italia
Wikimedistas de Perú
Wikimedia Uruguay


  • Support Support chicocvenancio Português: o Chico está muito bem familiarizado com a comunidade Iberocoop desde o seu aparecimento em 2010, assim como o restante Movimento Wikimedia a nível global; é confiável, e está bem familiarizado com o processo de Estratégia 2030, tendo sido escolhido e contratado como ligação da Estratégia com a comunidade lusófona em 2017, com óptimo desempenho; acresce que tem um excelente domínio da língua inglesa, fazendo dele um candidato à medida do cargo. Estou muito feliz que uma candidatura deste nível tenha aparecido, sobretudo considerando que o prazo termina já amanhã. English: Chico is very engaged with the Iberocoop community since its inception in 2010, and the global Wikimedia Movement, trustworthy and quite familiar with the Strategy process, being the Strategy liaison with the Portuguese-speaking community back in 2017. Adding a perfect domain of the English language to that, Chico is an excellent choice for this place. I'm very glad he candidated himself, especially in this very tight timeline (deadline ends tomorrow).--- Darwin Ahoy! 15:22, 20 June 2020 (UTC) This vote is the official position of Wikimedia Portugal.--- Darwin Ahoy! 22:26, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support chicocvenancio Português. Conhece bem a Wp-pt, familiarizado com o Meta, conhece bem vários membros do Iberocoop, conhece o idioma inglês, seria uma ótima aquisição.Jo Lorib (talk) 15:40, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support chicocvenancio Acredito que o Chico possui as qualidades necessárias para o bom desempenho da função. Fabiojrsouza (talk) 16:16, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support chicocvenancio Português. Chico tem minha total confiança para assumir as responsabilidades do cargo. Tem larga experiência em diversos projetos e um bom relacionamento com as comunidades envolvidas.EricaAzzellini (talk) 00:43, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support chicocvenancio Português. O Chico detém todas as qualidades necessárias para atuar propositivamente nesse processo -- experiência, engajamento, capacidade crítica. Ademais, preocupa-me a falta de atuação da representação mais consolidada do Iberocoop para integrar a comunidade lusófona nos processos estratégicos. Eu mesmo solicitei diretamente informações e jamais obtive resposta. Entendo que essa exclusão e letargia precisa ser interrompida e o Chico é a representação necessária para garantir essa integração e estabelecer pontos de comunicação, independentemente de idioma, nacionalidade e afiliado. --Joalpe (talk) 13:53, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Italian. Propongo la candidatura di Marcmiquel, che ha partecipato super-attivamente nel Diversity Working Group e ha seguito fino alla fine il processo di strategia. L'unico di Iberocoop che ha concluso la scrittura delle raccomandazioni nella loro forma attuale/finale. Nessuno come lui conosce cosa è stato fatto e gli obiettivi che stiamo proseguendo; WikiDonne User Goup lo appoggia. English I propose the candidacy of Marcmiquel, who participated super-actively in the Diversity Working Group and followed the strategy process till the end. The only one from Iberocoop who has concluded writing the recommendations in their current/final form. Nobody like him knows what has been done and the goals we are pursuing; WikiDonne User Goup supports him. --Camelia (talk) 21:38, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
Aggiornamento nelle note e nella tabella --Camelia (talk) 15:38, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Notes and comments

  • Quiero decir que todos los candidatos merecen nuestra confianza y nos parecen excelentes posibilidades. Queremos agradecer su ofrecimiento y predisposición. Dado que solo podemos votar por uno, nos hemos decantado por ProtoplasmaKid, sin que ello signifique que no apreciemos y valoremos al resto. Gracias. Millars (talk) 08:22, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Dejo por acá mi ofrecimiento a colaborar y ser apoyo con la persona seleccionada en esta parte del proceso, saludos --Oscar_. (talk) 14:35, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
  • In seguito all'informazione che il nostro candidato MarMiquel sarà presente come rappresentante degli writers, come WikiDonne UG ci asteniamo dal voto; offriamo però la massima collaborazione con la persona che verrà scelta dagli altri affiliati all'interno di Iberocoop. --Camelia (talk) 15:38, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Nomination closed - selection made

Iberocoop developed a process of affiliate vote to select their representative and as a result of that process User:ProtoplasmaKid emerged as the representative of the region. We confirm the selection that the group has made. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 14:36, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Central and East Europe (CEE)

  • Name of the Wikimedian (add name below)
Username/Name of the Wikimedian Home Wiki
Ymblanter English Wikipedia / Russian Wikivoyage


  • Support Support Ymblanter -- Thoughtful and prolific, appropriate to this work. –SJ talk  13:56, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support Absolutely. Ymblanter knows the movement, and knows what is needed. My full support towards this nomination. Regards. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 12:48, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Nomination closed - selection made

There is only one nominated candidate and we have confirmed the interest. As a result, User:Ymblanter will be the representative from CEE for the Design Group. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 14:20, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Western Europe

  • Name of the Wikimedian (add name below)
Username/Name of the Wikimedian Home Wiki
Ad Huikeshoven (talk) Dutch Wikipedia


  • Support Support Ad Huikeshoven -- Having worked closely with Ad on a challenging project, he was able to lead our working group and help it move forward to complete its tasks. Very focused and organized, exactly as this process now needs. --- FULBERT (talk) 13:44, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Nomination closed

@Ad Huikeshoven: - thank you for your interest to participate in the design of the transition phase. As we have anticipated presentation of Western Europe from other groups (EDs, chairpersons) and there is not really a functional collaborative across communities in this region, we have not allocated a seat in the design group for the region and this has also not been listed in the framing for call for participation. This point was also clarified during the office hours where you participated in. If you have any further questions, specifications or concerns regarding this, please let us know.

We also plan to open up the design process for people to follow, review and comment on the design updates and draft that we will share on meta. You are more than welcome to join us in this reviewer role to bring the insights and experiences that you have regarding the movement to help us improve the quality of the design. Thank you for your proactive approach and again for your continued interest in movement strategy! --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 22:15, 26 June 2020 (UTC)


WikiFranca developed a process to select their representative which happened in a closed group (accessible to all members of WikiFranca). As a result of that process Mohammed Bachounda emerged as the representative of the region. We confirm the selection that the group has made. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 14:42, 26 June 2020 (UTC)