Dear fellow Wikimedians,
This is an update from the Movement Charter
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement_Charter> process. We have closed
the call for candidates on September 14 (AoE
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anywhere_on_Earth>) for the Drafting
now have a pool of candidates
with diverse backgrounds to choose from.
The 15 member committee will be selected with a 3-step process
Election process for project communities to elect 7 members of the
Selection process for affiliates to select 6 members of the committee.
Wikimedia Foundation process to appoint 2 members of the committee.
Communities elect 7 members
This announcement is related to the community elections, which will take
place in a time period of 2 weeks from October 11 to October 24. We look
forward to a wide participation across the communities to create the
committee to curate the writing of the Movement Charter. The Election
Results will be published on November 1.
Affiliates select 6 members
Parallel to the election process, all affiliates asked to contribute as
well: All affiliates were divided into eight geographic and one ‘thematic’
region (check the list), and each region chooses one person who will act as
a selector for that region. These 9 selectors will come together to select
6 of the committee (from the same pool of candidates). The selection
results will be published on November 1.
Wikimedia Foundation appoints 2 members
Finally, the Wikimedia Foundation will appoint two members to the committee
by November 1.
All three processes will be concluded by November 1, 2021, so that the
Movement Charter Drafting Committee can start working by then.
For the full context of the Movement Charter, its role, as well the process
for its creation, please have a look at Meta. You can also contact us at
any time on Telegram or via email (wikimedia2030(a)wikimedia.org).
Kaarel Vaidla (he/him)
Movement Strategy <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/2030>
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>