Walaa Abdel Manaem, Assistant Lecturer at Cairo University; Admin and editor on Arabic Wikipedia; Co- founder of Egypt Wikimedians User Group; Organizer of Inter WikiWomen Collaboration for Arab World (2018); Organizer of Art+Feminism contest for Arab World (2018); Co-Organizer of WikiGap/Cairo (2018); Co-organizer of WikiAarabia Egypt (2017), Organizer of WikiWomen Prize (2015-2016); Wikipedia Education Program Leader (WEP) at Cairo, Al-Azhar, Aswan Minya, South Valley, Mansoura, Kafr El Sheikh,Tanta, Damietta, Zagazig, Alexandria, Suez Canal & Ain Shams Universities for more than 6 years and active member of Wikipedia Education Collaborative (Collab), known now as Wikipedia & Education User Group, as one of the few program leaders who mentor other programs around the world. I'm part of the Movement Strategy Working Group for Diversity & Regional Ambassador of Art+Feminism.
I've mentioned on Faces from the Wikimedia Movement.
- I have created a complete Arabic brochure of editing Wikipedia for our students in WEP in Egypt, based on both editor (Wikipedia Edit tools) and professor’s experience (dealing with students) to explain how to edit Wikipedia easily according to daily editing without problems.
- As a program leader for 11 consecutive terms, I gave at least 100 workshops and presentations in Egypt and outside, trained more than 700 students and volunteers, participated in organizing events and conference for the education program in Egypt from 2012 till 2018. As a program leader, I represented the Egyptian program in the first celebration conference in Jordan in August 2013 and WEP Hackathon in Amman, Jordan in May 2014, and WikiArabia 2015, 2016 & 2017. Also, I attended Wikimania 2014 in London, Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City, Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario and Wikimania 2018 in Cape Town, Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017 in Stockholm and Wikimedia Conference 2018. I participated in Education in Africa Panel and lightning talk about Female content on Wikimedia projects in WikiIndaba 2018. I gave three presentations in Wikimania 2018 about female participation, WEP in Egypt and Volunteer Recruitment, Engagement, or Development. I had a lightning talk about WikiWomen Prize in Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017. I participated in a panel entitled “Pitfalls, Protocols and Prior Planning: a Panel on Making the Most of the Education Program with more than 14 Panelists”. I participated on World café & Hackathon on Learning Patterns with Kacie Harold (Education Program Pre-Conference), with the translation class room as a main topic. I’m an active member of Egypt Wikimedians user group as well; represented Egypt Wikimedians user group in the community village at Wikimania 2015, Wikimania 2016 and Wikimania 2018 to introduce Wikipedia Education Program in Egypt.
- Personal achievement: Total edits on Wikimedia projects: 64٬868. Created articles: (719); Featured articles (17); Good articles (7); Featured portals (3); Featured lists (2). Featured photos on Wikipedia (33); Featured photos on Commons (2) & good photos on Commons (39).
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