Wikimedia Foundation elections/2021/Candidates/Md. Abdul Ahad Khan

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Md. Abdul Ahad Khan[edit]

Md. Abdul Ahad Khan (Md. Abdul Ahad Khan)[edit]

Md. Abdul Ahad Khan (talk meta edits global user summary CA  AE)

Candidate details
  • Personal:
    • Name: Md. Abdul Ahad Khan
    • Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    • Languages: English (en-3), Bengali (bn-N), Hindi (hi-2)
  • Editorial:
    • Wikimedian since: 2018
    • Active wikis: English Wikipedia, Bengali Wikipedia, Commons, Wikisource
statement (Not more than 450 words) Wikipedia is a vast storehouse and great source of wide knowledge. But where it's reputation lacks sometimes; is when the authenticity of information is asked. Although many wiki pages are cited by bunch of references and protected from vandalism, but the process of making wiki articles more authentic and reliable, needs more oversight of the board. I have plans to make it happen.

About me

I am a computer programmer, poet and creative thinker. I love to programme and think about technical concepts that can develope a application or a website in a revolutionary way. I want to do some innovative and great works which will make the world more better for it's residents. I am using wikipedia since 2014 and contributing to Wikipedia since 2018.

My goals

If I am elected, then my goals for the development of Wikimedia foundation's operations are set to bring a great change among it's ventures. This changes what I want to make will enrich the Wiki articles by authentic information, upgrade the user interface experience and will be more helpful for the them. Wikimedia foundation has a good number of sister concerns running on, but I want to launch some more projects which will individually be a great experience for the users, at the same time it will enhance the capabilities and user experience of Wikipedia also.

If I talk about a specific project then I have plans to launch a project which will help out the users with the pronunciation of new words. I would love to name it "Wikipronounce"

Users from all over the world will contribute to it with the correct pronunciation of any word.

At the present time, very few audio pronunciation files are seen besides the words on Wikipedia but in terms of numbers they are very little.

As a result when a reader is reading about a brand name, or a person or any hard to pronounce word for the first time, he or she has to search it on the internet.

In this process what they have to do is:

  • first minimize the wiki tab,
  • then search for the pronunciation,
  • then come back on the Wiki tab and continue the reading.

If they have problems with pronouncing multiple words then they have to repeat this process over and over. Moreover sometimes they don't get the correct pronunciation anywhere on the internet. Which is very disappointing.

Once "Wikipronounce" has been launched then there will be pronunciation files attached with every hard to pronounce word on Wikipedia.

Top 3 Board priorities A transparent and cheerful board which will do it's best for Wikimedia foundation and it's communities.

Community oriented board, which will listen to it's different communties' advice and complaints.

Challenge taking board which will make Wikipedia, Commons and other non profit ventures of Wikimedia take new challenges for it's growth and compete the profitable business web ventures of this world.

Top 3 Movement Strategy priorities Making Wikipedia and it's sister projects more reliable, authentic information containing and vandalism free.

Launching more sister projects of Wikipedia.

Introducing new features, making Wiki available in more languages and enrich the existing ones.

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Trustee Evaluation Form
Years of Experience
<1 1–2 2–5 5–10 10+

Wikimedia experience. The candidate is a dedicated contributor to the Wikimedia movement. Eligible contributions include: contributions to the Wikimedia projects, membership in a Wikimedia organization or affiliate, activities as a Wikimedia movement organizer, or participation with a Wikimedia movement ally organization.

2-5 I am contributing to Wikimedia's projects since 2018,

I started participating in Wiki Loves earth and Wiki Loves Monuments since the same year.

In 2020, I was part of an edit-a-thon organized by Wikimedia Foundation Bangladesh; where I created 30 new articles in a couple of months. End of the edit-a-thon, I secured the 15th position among 70 participants.

Board experience. The candidate has served on the board of trustees/directors or other similar governing body of a nationally- or globally-focused organization (non-profit, for-profit, or governmental).

Executive experience. The candidate has worked at an executive level for an organization, department, or project of comparable (or greater) size, complexity, and scope to the Wikimedia Foundation.

Subject matter expertise. The candidate has worked or significantly volunteered in an area relevant to the work of the Foundation and the Board. Such areas will be determined on an annual basis and may include areas such as Global movement building and community organization, enterprise-level platform technology and/or product development, public policy and the law, knowledge sector (e.g., academia/GLAM/education), human rights and social justice, open Internet/free and open source software, organizational strategy and management, finance and financial oversight, non-profit fundraising, human resources, board governance.

10+ My academical study span is over 10 years and I am still studying. As a computer programmer I am used to with programming and web development.

Diversity: Background The candidate belongs or belonged to a group that has faced historical discrimination and underrepresentation in structures of power (related to, for example, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ identity, social class, economic status, or caste).


Diversity: Geography The candidate would contribute to the overall geographic diversity of the Board of Trustees, based on the geographic regions where they have lived.


Diversity: Language The candidate is a native speaker of a language other than English.


Diversity: Political system experience The candidate has substantial experience living in and/or working to share knowledge in a non-democratic, state-censoring, or repressive context.