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Ravan J. Al-Taie
At Wikimania in Washington DC in 2012, photo by Victor Grigas
Ravan J. Al-Taie
Board Governance Facilitator (Middle East & North Africa)
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

About me

My Name is Ravan, my volunteer username is Ravan, I am a member in the Affiliations Committee, an active editor & a former admin in Arabic Wikipedia. I've founded Iraqi Wikimedians usergroup, organized Wiki Loves Monument three times for my country. I managed two workshops and editathons, co-founded Wikiwomen prize to decrease the gender gap of content in Wikipedia. I have attended :

My work

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is in the process of improving their governances process, including changing of by-laws. Broadly, my role is to "facilitate" the process by helping communities to actively participate in the consultation, and also making sure that community's feedback/opinion is relayed to the Board. It is a participatory design approach. My region of focus is Middle East & North Africa, however, I may be engaging with other multilingual groups/projects, if required.

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Special moments


Representing Wikipedia in receiving Princess of Asturias award in Spain 2015.