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This page contains candidates for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation FDC elections. Members of the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, or the Wikimedia Foundation staff, will verify wiki based candidate requirements. Wikimedia Foundation staff will verify identification and later verify offline candidate requirements. Verification of wiki based requirements and identification will be identified on this page. Offline candidate requirements will be verified at a later stage.

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The five individuals elected will join these members of the Funds Dissemination Committee:

Name Languages Location
Anne Clin (Risker) en-5, fr-2 Canada
Matanya Moses (Matanya) en-N, he-N Israel
Osmar Valdebenito (B1mbo) es-N, en-3 Santiago, Chile
Dumisani Ndubane (Thuvack) ts-N, en-5 South Africa

Snezhana Shtrkovska (Violetova)

Violetova (talk meta edits global user summary CA  AE)

Candidate details
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Snezhana Shtrkovska
    • Umri: 49
    • Location: Skopje, Macedonia
    • Lugha: Macedonian-5, English-4, Serbian-4, Croatian-4, Bulgarian-2
  • Editorial:
Statement “Maarifa ya kugawanwa ndio tu utajiri na uhuru tunaohitaji. Mengineyo yote yatakuja yenyewe.”
Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
As part of Shared Knowledge, I am familiar with annual plan and the process of creating, directing and evaluating.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
I create, take a part as organizer and evaluate several grants, two of them were photo contests, and the last one which is still ongoing and trying to dissolve gender gap, is named Wiki women in Macedonia.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

I am WIkimedian from 2010, as a member and latter a Chair of the Board of WMMK. Since WMMK is not active more then two years, me and my colleagues who wanted to share knowledge and continue with Wkimedia activities, decided to establish an user group as NGO, named Shared Knowledge. I am founder and Board Chair of Shared Knowledge, coordinator for GLAM in my country, member of GAC, and member of Inspire Committee for Gender gap.
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Tanweer Morshed (Tanweer Morshed)

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Candidate details
Tanweer Morshed. Credit: Munir Hasan. CC-BY-SA
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Tanweer Morshed
    • Umri: 22
    • Location: Bangladesh
    • Lugha: Bengali-N. English-3, Turkish-1, German-1
Statement Kwa maoni yangu, jukumu kuu la FDC ni kufanya wazi na wenye busara ugawaji wa pesa za wafadhili kwa wahusika wa Wikimedia, hivyo basi kudumisha vuguvugu la Wikimedia kote ulimwnguni. Kulipa vuguvugu nguvu zaidi kupitia wahusika kwa ugawaji mwafaka wa fedha na kushinda masuala ya urasimu yanayochoma huku tukiambatana na malengo ya misheni ya vuguvugu ni changamoto kwa FDC. Kama memba wa FDC, ninakusudia kufanyia kazi masuala yafuatayo:
  • Kutathminivyema zaidi mapendekezo ya ufadhili kupitia kuzingatia hitaji la chombo na maoni chanya na hasi kukihusu kutoka kwa jamii kubwa ya Wikimedia. Mchakato wa utengenezaji ruzuku unafaa kuwa kama kukubaliana kuhusu kauli sawia na pande zote mbili: mpokea ruzuku na mtoa ruzuku, kuelekea kutekeleza malengo ya misheni ya vuguvugu.
  • Kuhakikisha kwamba chombo kinachotafuta ruzuku hakipati ubagzi wowote kuhusiana na masuala ya kikabila.
  • Kuwapa nguvu wahusika wanaostahiki kupitia mwongozo mwafaka na jenzi, pamoja na michango kutoka kwa membawa jamii.

Mimi ni memba mwanzilishi wa bodi ya Wikimedia Bangladesh na nimehusika katika kusimamia na kupanga mipango tangu uanzilishi wake. Nimepata uzoefu husiani na ufanisi wa kishirika na ningepepa kuleta uzoefu huu kwa FDC.

Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
I was involved in the formation of Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) and since then, as a board member, I've been working on organizing and managing programs throughout the country. Most of these programs were in partnerships with educational or commercial organizations. I have been involved in decision making issues of the chapter and has worked on allocating resources, including money from sponsorship, to materialize programs. So far I've been mostly involved in implementing programs, sometimes within resource constraints.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
I have experience as a grantee of the WMF. I have created this grant.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

I am a Wikimedian since 2009 and I have helped form the chapter WMBD in 2011. Among the Wikimedia projects, I have mostly contributed to the Bengali Wikipedia and I was appointed a sysop there in early 2015. As a board member, I have been involved in implementing and organizing most of the programs by the chapter. Currently I am also serving as Director of Outreach of WMBD's Operations Committee as well as a member of the Membership Subcommittee to manage issues related to recruiting members for the chapter. With a view to expanding the Wikimedia community in Bangladesh, I had the chance to conduct workshops in different parts of the country. I participated the Wikimedia Conference 2014 on behalf of WMBD. Currently I am serving as a member of the Programme Team for the Wikimedia Conference 2015 to be held in Berlin. I am also working as a member of the organizing committee of ongoing 10th Anniversary Programs of Bengali Wikipedia. In order to enhance the collaboration between the Wikimedia community of India and Bangladesh, I participated in the international conference in Kolkata. From my experiences, I believe I've gained a fair insight into the growth of Wikimedia movement in Bangladesh and an overall understanding of the state of the movement through engaging in discussions over mailing lists, events or wikis.
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Shawn Chen (Chsh)

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Candidate details
visiting family in Dubai, 2014.
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Shawn Chen
    • Umri: 24
    • Location: Philadelphia, PA (US)
    • Lugha: English-N, French-3, Farsi-2, Japanese-1
  • Editorial:
    • Wikimedian since: 12 April 2005
    • Active wikis: en-wiki
Statement Salamu! Nimekuwa mtumizi wa muda mrefu wa jukwaa la Wikimedia na niunga mkno kwa moyo wangu wote misheni na maono ya asisi. Ninaamini kutoa muda wangu kama memba wa WDC utakuwa utumizi bora wa ujuzi na utaalamu wangu ili kusaidia Wikimedia kuendesha mpango wake wa kumkakati. Kwa ziada, ninawakilisha sio tu eneo la NA, lakini pia usuli wenye uanuwai ulio wa Kichina kwa sehemu na wa Kiajemi kwa sehemu (Kiingereza, Kifaransa, na Kihispania zikiwa katika familia pia).

Asasi ina fursa kubwa sana kuunda athari yenye maana ya kote ulimwenguni kwa kutoa ruzuku, lakini inategemea jamii ya Wikimedia na FDC kuhakikisha fedha zinatumika kwa ufanisi. Ninajihusisha na jamii na kushikilia alama zifuatazo za hatua:

  • Kuunga mkono maombi ya fedha inayoambatana na misheni ya Wikimedia na mpango wa kimkakati wa miaka mitano, haswa yale yenye athari ya kiulimwengu.
  • Kupitia na kuchanganua maombi kwa undani kabisa kulingana na uwezo wake wa mapato kwenye uwekezaji.
  • Kuhakikisha kwamba itifaki zinazowajibika na zenye maadili zinazingatiwa kama ilivyobainishwa na muundo wa FDC.
  • Kutathmini utendaji wangu hadharani ndani ya FDC na kujilinganisha na matarajio yaliyowekwa hapa.
  • Kuhakikisha timu ya FDC inafanya kazi wa ufanisi na kuwasiliana vifaavyo na shiriki kubwa la Wikimedia. Nitahakikisha maswali yote sahihi yanaulizwa na mawazo-ya-kikundi inazuiliwa.
Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
I graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Management and Operations (specialized in Business Analytics). During the day I work as a private-sector consultant, and by night I provide strategy consulting to nonprofits.

In my free time, I work on a number of projects including starting a nationwide nonprofit organization related to the arts, an internet startup in the consulting domain, and I, slowly, write nonfiction.

I have extensive experience in creating mission and vision statements, analyzing business processes, writing annual reports, and reviewing program effectiveness. I have both led nonprofit organizations with 5 figure revenues and provided consulting work for multi-million dollar organizations. I believe these skills align with what the WDC is looking for and would greatly aid in analyzing the overall return of projects applying to the WDC.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
I have prior experience as a grant writer for a couple nonprofits I have volunteered for. In that process, I have been involved in researching successful past grant awards, creating programs that would best meet the requirements of grant programs, and writing requests for proposals.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

I’ve supported Wikimedia since I began using Wikipedia over 10 years ago both publicly and practically. Publicly, I’m a strong supporter of what Wikimedia stands for and getting its projects accepted by the educators. Practically, I try to make a meaningful impact within my current area of interest on en-wiki whenever I get a chance. Otherwise, I believe I would be able to provide an objective, impartial perspective and voice for the Wikimedia community. In addition, I will make the WDC my priority and commit the time needed to stand by the Foundation.
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Itzik Edri (Itzike)

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Candidate details
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Itzik Edri
    • Umri: 29
    • Location: Israel
    • Lugha: Hebrew-N, English-4
Statement FDC ni mkono wa mkuu wa vuguvugu. Maamuzi yao ni muhimu kwa maendeleo ua shirika na kwa vuguvugu nzima.'

Nimekuwa mmoja wa waungaji mkono wakuu wa aina hii ya kamati ya jamii. Vuguvugu lilijengwa na linaendeshwa na wanaojitolea, ambao wanafaa zaidi kuliongoza vuguvugu. Kama mwenye kiti wa WMIL, nilishiriki katika mchakato kuanzia hatua ya mwanza, nikihusika kwa pakubwa kama mtoa ruzuku lakini pale papohitajika, pia kama mkosoaji. Nimefurahishwa na kwamba baada ya miaka mapendekezo yangu mengi yametekelezwa, ikimfanya bora kwa wote. Moja yazo ni hitaji la kutoa kwa wapokeaji ruzuku maoni kwa undani kuhusu maamuzi. Hii inafaa kuwa mojawapo ya malengo makuu ya kamati - sio tu kufikia maamuzi kuhusu viwango vya ruzuku, lakini pia kushiriki maarifa na mazoea bora na wahusika ili kuwafunza.

Sisi sio kama asasi zingine – wapokea ruzuku ni sehemu ya vuguvugu letu. Maamuzi yetu yanafaa kuwa ya kitaalamui, lakini pia yenye ufanisi na kuwasidia. Lazima tulenge kuona wapokea ruzuku wengi zaidi na weney uanuwai, wakifanya kazi katika njia yenye ufanisi na ya wazi – pamoja, kama vuguvugu – sio kama watu binafsi. Ni ubadhirifu mbaya sana wa pesa wakati shirika moja kutumia pesa kuendeleza muundo-mbinu sawia ambao shirika lingine linaendeleza. Tuna siku za usoni ng'aavu zaidi kwa kufanya maarifa ulimwenguni kufikika zaid na bila malipo, na tunafaa na tunaweza kufanya hili pamoja.

Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
In my professional life - as VP Government Affairs at one of Israel’s leading digital companies, I'm in charge of our major clients, among them the President of Israel, politicians and ministries - and I helping them plan and execute projects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Previously, I held several executive positions, including deputy operations officer at the IDF’s Central Computing System Unit– where I was in charge of many software and infrastructure projects totaling millions of dollars.

Since the establishment of Wikimedia Israel, and as its current Chairperson, I'm very involved in the Wikimedia movement – growing the chapter’s budget from a $10,000 to $250,000, and serving as co-producer of Wikimania, 2011 held in Haifa.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
I served as a GAC member, and I have a strong knowledge and experience writing WMIL grant requests, and through reading and studying other affiliations and external organizations grants requests.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

As a member of the movement for almost a decade, I have taken part in many of the changes the movement has experienced. On one hand, I support and believe in the need for financial and resource support for the organizations within the movement, but at the same time – the need to distribute the resources in an equal and efficient way while ensuring the intelligent use of the donors’ money. I believe my views on the subject are well known, i.e.- It is very important to work as an international movement but at the same time, not to become a "Wikimedia travel agency". Every dollar spent should be considered as if it was our own money. And that applies both to the foundation, chapters and other affiliations.

I lead WMIL to cooperate with many organizations and ministries and I believe the strength of chapters around the world is their ability not only to execute the program locally, but also to serve as the representatives of the movement, allowing to it to expand and to work and make an impact by cooperating with others.

I believe my many years of experience with movement’s projects (both successful and less successful), my familiarity with the organizations, administrations and budget management will be useful for the FDC decision-making process.
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Mike Peel (Mike Peel)

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Candidate details
At WikiConference UK in 2013
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Mike Peel
    • Umri: 30
    • Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Lugha: English, various programming languages, and basic words of the languages in countries I've visited
  • Editorial:
    • Wikimedian since: 17 March 2005
    • Active wikis:
      • Wikimedia Commons (25,000+ edits, 9,000+ photos uploaded)
      • English Wikipedia (19,000+ edits, admin since 2007)
      • I have a global user page at User:Mike Peel. Please see Special:CentralAuth/Mike Peel for all of my Wikimedia project contributions.
Statement FDC ina jukumu muhimu katika kuhakikisha kwamba mashirika yale makubwa zaidi ndani ya vuguvugu wanatumia kwa ufanisi na uwajibikaji pesa zinazotolewa kama msaada kwa vuguvugu la Wikimedia kwa njia ambazo zitafanya mabadiliko yanayopimika na makuu. Kama memba wa FDC, malengo yangu yatakuwa:
  • Kutumia uzoefu wangu wa miaka 7 na umaizi wangu pamoja na mashirika ya Wikimedia ili kutathmini mapendekezo ya FDC na kupendekeza viwango mwafaka vya ufadhili kwa vyombo vinavyotuma maombi, huku nikisiliza na kutia moyo mchango wa jamii kuhusu matumizi na kuhusu mashirika hayo;
  • Kudumisha na kuboresha uwazi wa FDC, na vyombo ambavyo inatathmini, huku nikiheshimu faragha wakati ni muhimu;
  • Kuhakikisha kwamba fomu za maombi na kuripoti za FDC zinaeleweka, ni fupi na zinaweza kufikika na jamii na watumaji maombi;
  • Kuhakikisha kwamba mashirika ya Wikimedia zinapima vifaavyo athari za kazi zao, ikijumuisha kuripoti vizuri na mara kwa mara kwa jamii wanazofanya kazi kwa niaba yao;
  • Kuhakikisha kwamba mashirika yanafikia viwango na matarajio yote ambayo Asasi na jamii wanawawekea (na kinyume); na
  • Kutia moyo mashirika mengine husiani na Wikimedia kutoma maombi ya ufadhili wa FDC, ambapo muundo wa ufadhili wa FDC ungeongeza utendaji na ufanisi.

Ikiwa una maswali yoyote, tafadhali usisite kuyauliza!

Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
I served as a Wikimedia UK board member for 5 years, which gave me experience with managing budgets from £500 to £500,000+. This included helping put together the first activities of the chapter; hiring part-time employees for the first time for the organisation, and later hiring a chief executive; and establishing an office with a wide range of ongoing activities in a large number of different areas. I organised the first-ever Wikimedia editathon (at least, under that name) at the British Library in 2011, and I assisted with the creation of the first Wikimedian in Residence position and the second GLAM-WIKI conference, both at the British Museum. I believe that I have a good understanding of what is possible for an organisation to do at various stages of development, although I also think that the Wikimedia organisations need be doing a lot more than they are currently doing to support the Wikimedia community and to effectively further Wikimedia's goals.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
I have experience of grantmaking within Wikimedia: I led the WMUK microgrants program for several years, and I served on the FDC for two years. In addition, my day job (as a postdoctoral researcher in radio astronomy) is funded by grants, so I have a reasonable (albeit second-hand) understanding of the process of applying for funds, the decision-making process, and the importance for making timely and logical decisions.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

I have been part of the Wikimedia movement for over a decade. I've made over 58,000 edits to the Wikimedia wikis so far. I was a founding board member of Wikimedia UK in 2008, and I served on its board for 5 years as its Membership Secretary (2008-09), Chair (09-10) and Secretary (10-13), giving me experience of leading a Wikimedia organisation, as well as understanding all of the elements of the work that the Wikimedia organisations do. I also served on the FDC as an ordinary member (2013-14) and as its Secretary (13-14). I aim to be as transparent as I can be (which is not always easy/possible!). With regards to my previous involvement with the FDC, you can see my 2013 pledge and COI statement and a record of my compensation for expenses from Wikimedia. I also publicly posted some thoughts on the FDC process in 2014.
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Peter Ekman (Smallbones)

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Candidate details
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Peter Ekman
    • Umri: 60
    • Location: suburban Philadelphia, PA, USA
    • Lugha: English (native), Russian-3
  • Editorial:
    • Wikimedian since: November 28, 2005
    • Active wikis: English Wikipedia, (33,000+ edits - 65% in article space). Commons (15,001 edits, roughly 6,000 photos uploaded)
Statement Kazi ya FDC ni
  • kuhakikisha kwamba WMF inafikisha fedha mikononi mwa makundi yale husiani na Wikimedia yanayoweza kuwa na athari kubwa zaidi katika kufanikisha malengo ya kimikakati ya WMF, na
  • kuhakikishia Bodi, wafadhili, na jamii kwamba fedha zinatumiwa kwa uwajibikaji.

Vipaumbele vyangu kama memba wa FDC vitakuwa:

  • Kuendelea kuongeza utaalamu na ufanisi wa FDC na mchakato wa ugawaji fedha. Katika miaka 3 ya uwepo wake FDC imetoka kuwa dhana mpya geni hadi kuwa taasisi inayoendelea sambamba inayotathmini na kufadhili sehemu muhimu za vuguvugu la Wikimedia. FDC ni tofauti sana na mashirika mengine fadhili yasiyo ya kifaida, na imeunda muundo kwa kizazi cha wavuti. Tunahitaji kuendelea kuboresha muundo huu.
  • Kufadhili aina *zote* makundi na uraia, lakini haswa kuhimiza uanuwai wa watu na makundi ndani ya vuguvugu, kama vile makundi katika kusini mwa ulimwengu, na kwa mengine ambayo kwa sasa hayajawakilishwa vyema katika jamii.
  • Kufikia na kuyasaidia makundi kutuma maombi ya ufadhili na kufanya mchakato kuwa laini na bila maumivu iwezekanavyo.
  • Kuendelea kuendeleza hatua za kitakwimu za ufanisi na kuhakikisha kwamba zinatumiwa kusaidia badala ya kubadilishia utathmini usio wa kitakwimu.
Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
I earned a Ph.D. in finance and taught finance for many years mainly in MBA programs, including long periods in Moscow, Russia, and Budapest, Hungary, before retiring This experience has made me very familiar with methods of making financial decisions, as well as exposed me to different cultures, and different people. I was part of the planning of the FDC itself in 2012 as part of the FDC advisory committee, and of its two-year evaluation last year, so I'm familiar with the basic process. In academia there are always different programs and committees that require input or direction. For example, in Moscow I was Acting Dean for a year and for three years ran a Chartered Financial Analyst exam review program. In Budapest I was the equivalent of a Department Head.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
The grant making process runs throughout academia. My favorite experience with grants was being part of a committee for 2 years that advised the US Embassy in Moscow on awarding Fulbright Scholarships to Russian scholars who wished to study and conduct research in America.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

I've worked with many of the types or organizations that ask for funding. I was the US coordinator for Wiki Loves Monuments in its first year. I've worked, off-and-on, with GLAM projects since the start of Wikimedia's GLAM connection, e.g. with the Delaware Art Museum and a current project with the Presbyterian Historical Society. Though I live in Philadelphia, I've participated in many NYC and Washington DC chapter activities. I'm currently a member of Wikimedia DC. Mostly though I like to take photos and write articles on Wikipedia on a broad range of topics, but mostly related to local history. For all the importance of chapters and organizations like GLAM, we always need to remember the folks who write and illustrate our encyclopedias and other projects.
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Felix Nartey (Flixtey)

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Candidate details
At a Google summit in Kenya
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Felix Nartey
    • Umri: 25
    • Location: Ghana
    • Lugha: en-N
Statement Mimi ni mtu mchanga mwenye nguvu ambaye ana shauku kuhusu maono na malengo ya Wikimedia Foundation. Ninafurahia kuhusu fursa ambazo kazi tunayoifanya inatoa na itatoa kwa ulimwengu katika siku zijazo.

Ni fadhila kuwa sehemu ya taasisi hii ya kifahari na kuwa na jukumu muhimu katika maono yetu. Ninaamini kupita jukumu la FDC, tunaweza kuhakikisha dhamana kwa pesa zetu na kwa uenezi mkubwa kuhakikisha utumizi wenye ufanisi na wa busara wa rasilimali zetu kuelekea kufanikisha dhumuni la jamii. Ongezeka la idadi ya makundi na taasisi husiani linatoa mwito kwa kamati huru zaidi na yenye ufahamu mzuri katika maeneo ya kutathmini ruzuku, hapa Kamati ya Fedha na Usambazaji.

Niko tayari kutumia ujuzi na uzoefu wangu kusaidia shughuli za kamati hii na kuhakikisha ufanyaji uamuzi wa ruzuku ambao ni wa busara na muhimu na huduma za ushauri kwa bodi.

Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
My knowledge in Finance acquired from my tertiary education compliments the roles of this position. My experiences from previous job roles have afforded me the opportunity to work closely on credit analysis, budget appraisal and acquired an appreciable knowledge in audits and processes. I currently occupy the role of the Finance Manager and a Business Development & Accounts Manager for the Ghana Volunteer Program and Cal Bank Limited respectively. I understand the crucial nature of budget appraisal and spending, I will be honored to use my knowledge and experience to streamline our grant system and ensure control mechanisms are put in place to avoid income leakages by ensuring proper checks and balances are rightly in place.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
At my position as the Finance manager for the Ghana Volunteer Program, I manage the distribution of funds to support projects around our activities and to individuals organizing volunteer activities in Ghana. I am a grant recipient of the Wikimedia Foundation and many other affiliations, I have gained relevant experience in grant writing and perfectly understand the processes and requirements for a successful grant.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

In my past two and a half years with the foundation I have learned and risen through to the ranks of the community manager of the Ghanaian Wikimedian Community (Wikimedia Ghana Usergroup). I have yearned to contribute substantially to the foundation and ever since I joined have been earnestly working towards that. I have led my community to increase engagement and participation, held successful projects and participated in campaigns that will enhance the image of the foundation.
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Liam Wyatt (Wittylama)

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Candidate details
Participating in a Wikipedia training session in Bangalore, India (2011)
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Liam Wyatt
    • Umri: 30
    • Location: Bologna, Italy (Originally from Australia)
    • Lugha: En-N, Fr-3, It-2, Sv-1
  • Editorial:
    • Wikimedian since: 2005
    • Active wikis: EN.wikipedia, Meta (and also work on Commons, Wikidata, Outreach and several Chapter’s-wikis over the years).
Statement Mchakato wa usambazaji fedha ni sehemu muhimu ya shughuli za vuguvugu letu, kwa hivyo ili tufaulu katika misheni yetu lazima tuunge mkono uendelezaji uwezo wa wahusika na FDC ni kipengele muhimu cha hii. Ni muhimu kwa kusaidia kujenga utaalamu, kutunza ufanisi, kuhakikisha uwazi wa kifedha na kuhifadhi usimamizi na jamii kote katika vuguvugu letu. Katika kipindi hiki kijacho cha miaka miwili ningependa FDC izingatie kuhakikisha kwamba:
  • watumaji maombi wanaotumia mikakati/miradi/shughuli zilizothibitishwa ambazo zimejaribiwa na wahusika wengine katika miaka iliyopita wanatunzwa. Tumekuwa bora zaidi katika kurekodi mazoea yetu bora lakini tunahitaji kuboreka katika kuleta mafanikio;
  • viwango vinavyotarajiwa kutoka kwa kila mtumaji ombi ni mwafaka kwa kiwango chao maendeleo na uwezo wao wa kitaalamu. Jinsi shirika lilivyo kubwa na kiwango linachoitisha, ndivyo kiwango kinavyofaa kuwa kikubwa zaidi. Sawia, wahusika wadogo/wachanga zaidi wanaoomba viwango vidogo zaidi wanafaa kuhisi mchakato umeundwa kuwasaidia badala ya kuwazuia;
  • wahusika wote (FDC, watumaji maombi, WMF, wahusika wengine) wanaelewa kinachotarajiwa kuanzia mwanzo, na kwamba sheria na matarajio hayatabadilika kufikia katikati kwa mchakato.
Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
I have a strong track record of identifying and supporting innovative Wikimedia activities so that they are successful, scalable and replicable - most especially in the field of GLAM outreach and partnerships. Over the last several years the scale and proportion of Chapters’ investment in GLAM activities has grown significantly and I have frequently been asked to advise on planning or help with the implementation of these programs. One effect of this growth in partnership projects is a direct and positive correlation with the professionalism and organisational stability of the Chapters that operate them. In my previous work with the National Library of Australia and Creative Commons Australia as well as my current work with Europeana, I have been involved in the complete lifecycle of annual-planning - from reviewing previous projects (successful, unsuccessful, incomplete) to building new strategy and determining operational goals, funding application (and revisions!) as well as implementation and ongoing reporting.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
I have been involved in many aspects of the WMF grantmaking process for many years - both as adviser and as recipient. I was an inaugural member of the "Individual Engagement Grants" committee; I oversaw several events that received "Project & Event" grants; and I have successfully applied for two "Travel & Participation" grants.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

For almost a decade and have been deeply involved in movement-wide discussions on the nature of fundraising, funds dissemination, the role of affiliates and the WMF as well as the professionalisation of organisations. Over that time I have seen the processes change and evolve. I have worked for the WMF as a contractor; been an executive member of a Chapter; received and coordinated several grants at different levels; and worked closely with a dozen other affiliate organisations - from the biggest chapters to external non-profit organisations and small Wikimedia user-groups. This “institutional memory” will be very important in deliberating on individual proposals as well as helping to shape the recommendation principles of the committee.

I have been involved in many aspects of the community. I am most proud of being the founder of our GLAM project and being the first Wikipedian-in-Residence. I have helped organise or been involved with projects run by many chapters and community groups across the world, convened three Wikimedia outreach conferences and three international workshops. I have also been the WMF’s Cultural Partnerships Fellow; the vice-president of Wikimedia Australia; and co-host of the Wikipedia Weekly podcast.

I live in Italy and work for Europeana as Wikimedia liaison. I and previously coordinated digital engagement at the National Library of Australia and Creative Commons Australia. My academic work includes a thesis on the Historiography of Wikipedia and I have a Masters degree in Intellectual Property Law.
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Ad Huikeshoven (Ad Huikeshoven)

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Candidate details
Ad Huikeshoven at Wikimedia Conference Milan, 2013.
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Ad Huikeshoven
    • Umri: 51
    • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
    • Lugha: Dutch-N, English-3, German-1, French-1
Statement FDC inafanya mchakato wake kukomaa na kuimarika, hata hivyo wakati mwingine mapendekezo ya FDC hayawezi kutabirika na yamepingwa. Watumaji ombi kwa FDC hupitia viwango vinavyoongezeka daima vya kufikiwa kwa mapendekezo na ripoti. Uwajibikaji ni muhimu, ingawa mahitajiko mengine hayasisimui watumaji maombi kuvumbua. Wahusika kadhaa wanafanya vizuri na athari kwenye mazingira yao bila kutambuliwa kwa juhudi zao katika mfumo wa sasa wa metriki na tathmini. FDC inafaa kusisimua kuibuka kwa wahusika wapya katika Kusini mwa Ulimwengu kuliko kuzuia ukuaji wa wahusika wa sasa wa Kaskazini mwa Ulimwengu.

Matawi na vyombo vingine husika vinapendelea kutathminiwa na kupitiwa na wenzao. Kama mhasibu wa zamani na memba wa sasa wa Wikimedia Nederland mimi ni mmoja wa wenzao.

Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
Since 2012 I’m a board member of Wikimedia Nederland starting as treasurer. At that time WMNL didn’t have any employees. Now WMNL is a professional organization with six staff members and some contractors. I’ve been involved in developing annual plans and grant application for WMNL since 2012 four times including reporting and overseeing reporting.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
In my daytime job I have had experience with coordinating evaluations of a several dozens grants in a program totalling several hundred million euro. For Wikimedia Nederland I have been involved in setting up and executing a micro grant program. Last year and this year I have developed and overseen a scholarship program for Wikimania.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

Prior to becoming a board member of WMNL I served on the Audit Committee of the Wikimedia Foundation in the period 2007 to 2012. I have visited the Wikimedia Conferences in Berlin and Milan several times. I have visited Wikimania Haifa, Hong Kong and London. I graduated in 1992 in Economics and Business Adminstration at Maastricht University.
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Lorenzo Losa (Laurentius)

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Candidate details
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  • Personal:
    • Jina: Lorenzo Losa
    • Umri: 29
    • Location: Italy
    • Lugha: Italian-N, English-3, Spanish-1, Python-3
Statement FDC ni sehemu kuu ya vuguvugu letu. Sio tu utengenezaji ruzuku; ni utengenezaji ruzuku shirikishi. Fedha sio suala tu lililo la maana hapa. Ni muhimu kukumbuka maadili yetu makuu, na kati yamo:
  • uwazi. Ruhusu mipango, shughuli, na maamuzi kuonekana na kuwa ya kueleweka.
  • ushirikiano & ushiriki. Ndio kitovu cha vuguvugu letu.
  • kuwawezesha wajitoleaji. Watu wetu wana dhana za ajabu. Mashirika yetu yamejengwa kuzitafsiri katika mipango ya ajabu.

Ili kutimiza jukumu lake, na kugawa pesa za wafadhili kwa ufanisi, ninaamini FDC inakabiliana na changamoto chache:

  • kuelewa uanuwai. Wahusika wana saizi, mandhari, na mikabala tofauti. Huo ni mojawapo wa utajiri wetu.
  • kufikiria mbele muda mrefu. Sio tu kuhusu mwaka ujao: mipango na mapendekezo ya FDC, yanaumba vuguvugu kwenye muda mrefu zaidi.
  • ubayana. Kuwa wazi kunamaanisha kuifanya taarifa sio tu kupatikana, bali pia kufikika na kueleweka; kuwa mshiriki kunamaanisha sio tu kuruhusu watu kushiriki, lakini pia kuwawezesha kufanya vile kwa ufanisi.

FDC ni zaidi ya kamati ya kiufundi. Inafanya maamuzi ya kiufundi, lakini ili kuunga mkono misheni yetu na kulingana na maadili yetu. Maadili hayo ndio sababu tuna kamati. Asasi ingewaajiri wa mafundi tisa wataalamu; lakini hilo halingefanya kazi. Haingekuwa ya kushirikisha na wazi ilivyo sasa. Haingekuwa imeshikana na vuguvugu letu ilivyo sasa.

Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
In nine years in Wikimedia Italia, I've took part / directed a number of programs, ranging from educational programs to partnerships with cultural institutions, organizing conferences and public events, and so on. More recently, I've worked on WMI's strategic plan.

Looking outside Wikimedia, one year ago I co-founded a startup company: business plans are now my daily job, also.

And I'm a mathematician, so if we have to talk about metrics and measurable results, I'm not easily scared :-)
1.2. Around grantmaking?
Regarding my experience in Wikimedia grants, I've been involved in both the requests made by Wikimedia Italy: the PEG for the Wikimedia Conference in 2013 and its first APG request (just now). Only two, because Wikimedia Italy for most of its life has managed (and had the luck) to get enough funds from other sources. This means that I've been exposed to various non-Wikimedia grants; among the ones I leaded, Crescere che avventura (2011-2013), from a private Italian foundation, to teach about Wikipedia in schools, and EAGLE, an ongoing three-million-euros three-years European grant where Wikimedia has a small (yes, we are not getting millions) but important role (by the way, this resulted in the first use of Wikibase outside Wikidata, and I'm quite proud of that).

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

I've been a wikimedian for 11 years (I might be the oldest wikipedian in this election...); I started editing the Italian Wikipedia in 2004, and I've been elected administrator in 2006. In the same year I joined Wikimedia Italia, and I've been in its board from 2011 to 2014; now I'm Coordinator for relations with institutions. In these years I've seen different parts of our movement, both the online editing, organizing programs, and managing the chapter.
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Michał Buczyński (Aegis Maelstrom)

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Candidate details
Wikimedia Polska meetings are both work and fun!
  • Personal:
    • Jina: Michał Buczyński
    • Umri: 33
    • Location: Warszawa, Poland
    • Lugha: pl-N, en-4, de-1.5
  • Editorial:
    • Wikimedian since: 2004
    • Active wikis: pl.wiki, Meta, WMPL
Statement FDC ni mtumishi wa kifedha wa Wikimedia.

Ni zaidi kuliko mtathmini msumbufu wakati inasaidia kuongoza vuguvugu, ikihudumu kama jukwaa kwa Wajitoleaji, Wahusika, Wafanyikazi na Bodi. FDC inaweza kuwa:

  • mbia wako, anayejifunza kutoka kwa washika dau na kutafsiri mitazamo yao kati yao katika shughuli hiyo,
  • kocha wako, anayeelezea na kuweka malengo na viwango vilivyowekwa na Bodi,
  • mshauri wako, anayehudumu kwa uzoefu wake mwenyewe ili kufikia suluhu zenye ufanisi zaidi.

FDC inaweza kusaidia kuweka Vuguvugu kuwa la kiulimwengu na lenye uanuwai, ikiheshimu na kujenga juu ya hali za ndani ikiwa ingali inafikia viwango vya juu zaidi na athari kubwa zaidi kwa kila senti.

Nikichaguliwa, nitaichukua kama huduma kuelekea lengo sawia na juhudi zangu zitajumuisha:

  • Kufikia wabia ili kujifunza mahitaji, tumaini na wasiwasi zao ili kuyapitisha mbele.
  • Kutafuta watu wa kuigwa na viwango vya dhahabu, ikijumuisha dhana zilizothibitishwa kama WLM.
  • Usaidizi kwa watumaji maombi.
  • Ushirikiano na kutafuta lengo sawia (kuwa mpole kwa watu, mkali kwa matatizo)
  • Kufanyia kazi data za kitakwimu na ubora, nikitafuta mitindo na vigezo.
  • Kufanya kazi katika kuripoti viwango, vile uwazi ni mzuri na data halisi ni muhimu kwa ufanyaji uamuzi lakini fomu zinaweza kuwa mzigo mkubwa kwa wengi wa wahusika. Uwezekano wa suluhu zenye maana na otomati zinafaa kutumiwa pamoja.
  • Kuhimiza ushirikiano kati ya wahusika, kutetea hali ya kusambaa kwa Vuguvugu, k.m. vituo vya umahiri.
Maswali ya lazima 1. What experiences of yours do you think will enhance the work and recommendation process of the FDC?
1.1. Around directing and/or evaluating annual plans and programs?
Firstly, I believe I could help in the reporting / numbers side as I see here field for improvement. Being an economist and finances professional, I have been working in the field of risk and reporting for 8+ years and I know good and bad sides of this process more than enough. Secondly, benchmarks and problem solving: I am a data cruncher, with a MBA visit at UCLA and unfinished PhD (wikis and job won). Thirdly, understanding and communication: I am a dated Wikimedian, coming from a mid-size, CEE chapter, somewhat bridging experiences of East and West, big and small budget, emerged and yet-to-emerge countries. Moreover, my additional background are professional 5yrs studies in psychology, about to complete in a few months (mind you, education in Poland can be still free and I am using it). Finally and perhaps foremost, I am a wiki and a chapter person, serving on the board for ca. 3 years. I hope it all lets me to serve my partners, esp. Board and Affiliates, better.
1.2. Around grantmaking?
Thanks to the education, trainings and profession, I feel able to work on grantmaking utilizing a proper framework or developing new tools.
Judging from personal experiences, nowadays every PhD student can claim they received their grants lesson ;) but for me my chapter and global Movement were more important. Seeing my chapter rising from a loose pack of geeks and then service in a board, during cautious professionalization and capacity building, let me walk in the shoes of many affiliates. Then the meetings with fellow Wikimedians helped me to understand more. OTOH, Polish Board gave me an oversight perspective, as aside of evaluating projects and programmes, we delegate the majority of grants per se to empowered subcoms. Finally, my brief participation in GAC, till I needed to let me cross out due to temporary health issues, gave me great lessons of WMF's expectations, global grantmaking, working with diverse submitors and wiki initiatives.

2. How does your history with Wikimedia make you suited for the FDC?

Having acted in numerous roles: editor, sysop, arbcom, speaker, trainer, evangelist and evaluator, I have learned a lot upon initiatives of my home chapter and others. GAC, meetings with WMF Staff and fellow Wikimedians, research on quantitative data of chapters gave me further global perspective. I believe combining the lessons locally learned with proper standards of the Movement and merging it with my general background would let me bring many useful things to the table. Finally, for the time being my home chapter remains self-funded and uninvolved in the FDC process, separating me from potential conflicts of interest.
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