Wikimedia Foundation elections/2021/Candidates/Reda Kerbouche

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Reda Kerbouche[edit]

Reda Kerbouche (Reda Kerbouche)[edit]

Reda Kerbouche (talk meta edits global user summary CA  AE)

Candidate details
Wiki Indaba 2018
Candidate video statement
  • Editorial:
    • Wikimedian since: 2010
    • Active wikis: French Wikipedia, Arabic Wikipedia, Tacawit wiktionary (Sysop), Commons.
statement (Not more than 450 words) About me:

My professional experience has always been related to management and leadership. I started by creating my own company working in the field of culture, then I was invited to work with large European retailers and multinational corporations from France and Sweden. in parallel with my personal projects in the cultural field. from 2019 I am working with cultural associations in Algeria collaborating with UNESCO to promote the material and immaterial heritage. I start an organization in Algeria the Citizen Inventory of Heritage where I am a co-founder and CFO. I have specialist degree and a Ph.D. in management from the University of St. Petersburg.

I was born in Asia, I grew up in Africa, and I live in Europe and I live between these three continents (I feel like a son of the world). I am a founding member and manager of Wikimedians of Tamazight User Group and head of communication at Wikimedia Algeria since 2014. I am an active member of the community with various contributions to Wikimedia projects since 2010. I have organized and led several Wikimedia projects in the last few years. I support all communities, mostly indigenous languages. I have organized with my group several Wikimedia contests. I presented several projects at several conferences around the world about Wikimedia, in 2018 I did a small presentation about the Wikimedia movement at a UNESCO event in Tunis.

I speak French, Arabic, Russian, Tacawit, and work in English and I'm learning German. I work for developing African and indigenous languages, in 2019 I was able to start the creation process of the Tacawit Wiktionary (the first language community to found itself on a project other than Wikipedia). I was in the organizing committees of WikiIndaba and WikiArabia. I am also a member of Wiki Indaba Steering Committee and a Former member of the Affiliations Committee.

About my goals:

  • As an active member of the community at the international level, and with my personal experience, I know that we can do better. many affiliates (especially user groups) cannot receive grants to meet their needs and struggle day and night to exist. This problem is very common in all open-source movements. The big challenge will be to find a solution to help all volunteers around the world to do their work promoting our movement, especially where access to our resources is difficult.
  • More diversity in the movement, we always say that we have a diverse movement, but in fact, we still have to work on it, especially on gender and minority groups.
  • My biggest dream is for our movement to live in non-politics so that all peoples, countries, genders, cultures, religions live with the sole purpose of promoting free knowledge. if we can accomplish this, then by doing so we will be able to fulfill several points from sustainable development.
Top 3 Board priorities 1. Guarantee equal treatment for all Wikimedia movement without exception. Initiate new activities that aim to reduce and eliminate inequalities in the movement

2. Finding a solution to the problems that have arisen with the financing of certain affiliations recognized by the Foundation

3. Сreate new partnerships where none exist and accompany people from the movement to work with them.

Top 3 Movement Strategy priorities 1. More diversity of skills and knowledge in the governance of the foundation. to solve problems that are paused or ignored.

2. Spreading the movement where it does not exist, to attract new competencies, and help those who exist to grow and develop.

3. Provide for Safety and Inclusion for all who need this.

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