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2021 Board Elections
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Video Recording[edit]

Presentation of Candidates
Full Video


Date and Time: 23rd July 2021 at 5:00 pm UTC


  1. Recall the logistics
  2. Quick information about the Wikimedia board and ongoing process.
  3. Candidate introduce themselves
  4. Q&A session (candidates answer 1 to 2 questions).

How to join watch[edit]

We will be using Zoom platform for the meeting. The meeting link will be available publicly 15 minutes prior to the meeting. If you would like to get a link to the meeting in advance, please contact the facilitators by email zuz-ctr@wikimedia.org, mpossoupe-ctr@wikimedia.org, or ravan-ctr@wikimedia.org. The meeting took place at the scheduled time, and it was recorded.

Languages spoken[edit]

  • English (Live interpretation will be available in French and Arabic)

Questions for candidates[edit]

Please submit any question which you will like candidates to address on the call below.

  • Question 1
    • (ar) ما هي استراتجيتكم فيما يخص تشجيع تمثيل المجتمعات ضعيفة التمثيل في مختلف المجالس واللجان
    • (fr) Quelle est votre stratégie pour favoriser (augmenter) la représentation des communautés sous-représentées dans les différents conseils et comités?
    • (en) What is your strategy to promote (increase) representation of underrepresented communities in various boards and committees ?

--Nehaoua (talk) 16:26, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • Question 2
    • (ar) كيف يمكنكم خلق التوازن في القرارات بين المجتمعات والجهات الشقيقة والمجموعات
    • (fr) Comment pouvez-vous équilibrer le pouvoir de décision entre les communautés, les affeliations et les groupes d'utilisateurs
    • (en) How can you balance the decision-making power between communities, affiliations and user groups

-Nehaoua (talk) 16:33, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • Question 3
    • (ar) ما هي خططكم لخلق بيئة سليمة خالية من التحرش والاساءة
    • (fr) Quels sont vos plans pour créer un environnement sain exempt de harcèlement et d'abus
    • (en) What are your plans to create a healthy environment free of harassment and abuse

--Nehaoua (talk) 16:29, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

  • Question 4
    • ما هي خططكم لتطوير المجتمعات المهمشة أو غير الناطقة بالإنجليزية
    • (fr) Quels sont vos plans pour développer les communautés marginalisées ou non anglophones
    • (en) What are your plans for developing marginalized or non-English speaking communities

--Nehaoua (talk)

Candidates attending[edit]

All Candidates should please sign up here if you will be attending this event. And please email a two sentence introduction of yourself to zuz-ctr@wikimedia.org.


All participants should please sign up below:


Email: zuz-ctr@wikimedia.org
Email: mpossoupe-ctr@wikimedia.org
Email: ravan-ctr@wikimedia.org
  • Others:
Mervat Salman: msalman-ctr@wikimedia.org
Sam Oyeyele: soyeyele-ctr@wikimedia.org


Report for meeting