Good day all,
Today I'm excited to announce that WikimediaZA has granted the position of
Executive Assistant to Shupai Muchuchu where among her role will be
stakeholder and community engagement.
Shupai has a background in Dramatic Arts. She's done a lot of advocacy work
to raise awareness on issues of juvenile delinquency and
social rehabilitation through theatre workshops and dialogues in places
such as Pollsmoore and Goodwood correctional services. She's also worked
with a number of youth organisations supporting education in
Kindly help me congratulate Shupai on her new role. We are looking forward
to working with her.
I would like to share a proposal I have made for 1 African and 2 Asian
elected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation board, among other things:
This proposal is of course not meant to limit participation by African and
Asian candidates in the other elective seats, or to fill appointed seats as
Would welcome your feedback on the Meta talk page!
FYI, a request for comments about changes to the grants programs.
This is one opportunity for feedback on something that affects all program
organizers in Africa.
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From: Kassia Echavarri-Queen <kechavarriqueen(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 15:41
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Community Resources Team New Grants Strategy
Proposal [Request for Feedback]
The Community Resources team announced in January the intention and process
to review its current grants programs (Annual Plan Grants, Simple Annual
Plan Grants, Project Grants and Rapid Grants) to ensure we are aligning
with the strategic direction of the Wikimedia movement, with a focus on
knowledge equity and building a thriving movement.
Now that we have finished our needs review, key stakeholders discussions,
community brainstorms, and grantee surveys, we are excited to share with
you the draft proposal that has resulted from this work. We are
requesting your feedback on how the proposed grant programs would impact
you and how well they align with our movement strategy, which can be
provided in the following ways:
- Complete a feedback form
- Participate in office hours
- Discuss on-wiki
- E-mail the Community Resources team (<communityresources(a)wikimedia.org
More information about these options can be found on our feedback page.
After one month when the planned feedback period is over, the Community
Resources team will review all community input and make final adjustments
to complete the redesign. In April 2021, the Community Resources team will
review and incorporate suggested changes and send a final proposal for
endorsement and approval by the leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Working with all our communities to update our grants programs is essential
to ensuring that they are useful and address real needs for our
communities. Thank you for all of the participation that has brought us to
this point in the journey. We look forward to the continued engagement in
this next step and listening to your ideas.
On behalf of the Community Resources team,
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