User:VThamaini (WMF)

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Veronica Thamaini
Senior Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."- An African Proverb
Veronica Thamaini

About me

I have experience in project, program management and grant-making in development issues including education, gender equality and technology for development. I am keen on engaging in programs that focus on the equitable development of communities through sustainable innovations.

When not at work I am a life skills instructor with Akirachix, an organization that builds great female tech talent for Africa and the rest of the world. I enjoy reading a good book, sharing a laugh with friends, knitting and taking nature walks with my current favourite trail being The Nairobi Arboretum.

My work

I am managing the Simple Annual Plan Grants program.

Together with the Community Resources team, my role is to lead and manage the Simple Annual Plan Grants that grow our communities of volunteers, especially in places in the world that are just coming online, empower existing communities to be more effective in their work and ensure that community investments are made more equitable around the world.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: vthamaini@wikimedia.org