Wikimedia Foundation elections/2022/Affiliates regional distribution for the Analysis Committee/SAARC
This page supports South Asian affiliate participation in the 2022 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections Analysis Committee.
The Movement Strategy and Governance team is available to support this process.
The facilitator for this region is Chitraparna Sinha.
- Main article: Wikimedia Foundation elections/2022
The affiliate organizations voted in this election in July to shortlist six candidates from the candidate pool. Each affiliate organization was allowed one vote. This selection used the Single Transferable Vote method. Affiliate organizations discussed the candidates the affiliate organization wanted to select. Candidates ranked candidates in order of preference.
The Affiliate Representatives were able to ask questions for the candidates to answer. Candidates published answers starting on June 24.
To assist with this selection process, an Analysis Committee was be formed.
The Analysis Committee was formed from the affiliates during late April and May. The Analysis Committee was planned to be composed of 9 representatives of affiliates (including all chapters, user groups, and thematic groups) from regions across the movement. One each from:
- CEE (Central & Eastern Europe);
- ESEAP (East and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region);
- Sub-saharan Africa;
- Latin America and the Caribbean;
- MENA (Middle East and North Africa);
- North America (USA and Canada);
- Northern and Western Europe;
- South Asia;
- plus one for thematic affiliates.
There was no representative from the Northern and Western Europe or South Asia.
The Analysis Committee evaluated the candidates against the skills and diversity, equity and inclusion criteria shared by the Board of Trustees. The Analysis Committee used the statements the candidates answered on their application to rate the candidates. The Analysis Committee rated candidates with a gold/silver/bronze framework. This rating was used to provide input to the affiliate organizations when they planned their vote. The details of the evaluation of each candidate will not be shared.
After the six candidates were selected during the affiliate organization voting process, the ratings of each selected candidate were published to inform the community vote. This process aims to find the best balance between sharing useful information and minimizing unnecessary exposure of candidates.
Selected committee members
|CEE (Central & Eastern Europe)|
|ESEAP (East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific)|
|Latin America and the Caribbean|
|MENA (Middle East and North Africa)|
|Western & Northern Europe|
|SAARC (South Asia)|
The Analysis Committee worked from late May to mid-June. Details of their meetings and process can be found on the Analysis Committee Discussions.
The Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee developed a set of evaluation criteria for the Analysis Committee to evaluate candidates against. The Analysis Committee members assessed candidates individually. Only two Movement Strategy and Governance facilitators who supported the process had access to these individual scores.
Procedure for determining the committee member
Each region will appoint 1 committee member in a transparent affiliate selecting process to form a 9 member Analysis Committee.
Similar to a previous regional process, the procedure should be defined by the affiliates in the table below.
This page was created to assist the affiliate coordination and should be edited collaboratively.
|Dehalvi Wikimedia Community User Group|
|Hindi Wikimedians User Group|
|Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group|
|Karavali Wikimedians User Group|
|Maithili Wikimedians User Group|
|Marathi Wikimedians User Group|
|Odia Wikimedians User Group|
|Not interested in WMF governance and does not want to participate in the WMF board election process|
|Wikimedia Bangladesh||Active volunteers who have the necessary skillset for this position on this committee are occupied with the pre-scheduled events.|
|Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka|
|Wikimedians of India technical user group|
|Wikimedians of Kerala User Group|
|Wikimedians of Nepal|
|Wikimedians of Santali Language User Group|
|Wikipedians of Goa User Group|
|Deoband Community Wikimedia User Group||TheAafi||Not interested in nominating anyone. Every member of the group is occupied elsewhere.|
Users willing to be an Analysis Committee member
(Self nominations or nominated by others with nominee accepting)