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Rebecca Nyinawumuntu is a co-founder of the Wikimedia community user group Rwanda and an OpenStreetMap representative in Rwanda [1]. She is much more interested in Wiki projects, especially 2030 movements strategy, Wiki loves monuments, Wiki for Human Rights, and Wikimedia in Education partnership's.

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Rebecca Jeannette
Nyinawumuntu Jeannette Rebecca
Co-Founder, Wikimedia Community Usergroup Rwanda
Quote: Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.

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About Me

I have been a volunteer with Wikimedia since 2019. Am one of the co-founders of the Wikimedia Community Usergroup in Rwanda. I have a passion social well-being , advocating for vulnerable people and value integrity.

About my work

I started participating in wikimedia activities in 2019, where I participated in the regional Wikimedia strategy workshop in Kampala, Uganda. I am the co-founder of the Rwanda Wikimedia community since 2019, and I am currently responsible for the following activities:

  • Build relationships and facilitate effective engagement between the Wikimedia community and the advancement of local teams.
  • Since 2019, I have been the lead organizer of Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Folklore in Rwanda every year in collaboration with fellow team members
  • In 2022, we organized Wikindaba in Rwanda, which is the main conference for African Wikimedians.
  • I’m responsible for the coordination of local stakeholders to facilitate our local Wikimedia projects and channel the possible feedback to the community members in various channels (facilitated sessions, on-wiki, local projects, etc.).
  • I’m responsible for awareness campaigns and developments in the Wikimedia movement and the monitoring of new contributors.

As a Co-founder of the Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda, I am responsible for community engagement and establishing partnerships. My dedication extends to active participation in the Wikimedia Foundation Movement strategy Implementation plan in the Africa Great Lakes region. and As an MCDC ambassador, I Facilitates the Movement Charter Drafting Committee community conversations . have been leading the organization of Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM), Wiki for Human Rights, and Wiki Loves Women (WLW) initiatives in Rwanda.

I am a passionate community activist in open data, focusing on underrepresented community growth , governance and advocacy in my volunteer work. Currently pursuing an MSc in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management, as I commit to both academic and volunteer pursuits.

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This user is one of the organizers of Wiki Loves Africa.
This user is a member of the Wiki Loves Women Focus Group
This user is involved in the Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda.

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