Dear Wikimedians of Nepal,
The 2021 Board of Trustees election opens on 4 August 2021. Candidates from
the community were asked to submit their candidacy. After a three-week-long
Call for Candidates, there are 20 candidates for the 2021 election
The Wikimedia movement has the opportunity to vote for the selection of
community and affiliate trustees. The Board is expected to afterwards
select the four most-voted candidates to serve as trustees, starting in
September, for a term of three years.
How can you get involved?
*Learn more about the candidates*
Candidates from across the movement have submitted their candidatures
Learn about each candidate to inform your vote. The community submitted
questions for the candidates to answer during the campaign. Candidates will
answer the list of community questions
by the Elections Committee on Meta. In the coming weeks, candidates will
have the opportunity to submit videos of themselves speaking about their
*Participate in campaign activities*
The team of facilitators supporting this Board election has planned some
activities for the campaign period. These activities can be found on the Board
election page on Meta
Community members are encouraged to organize activities in their own
communities. We do ask that any activities intended to involve candidates
remain respectful of their time since candidacy can be very time-consuming.
Please list activities you organize on the Board election page
Meta so that more people can find them. Facilitators
and Election Volunteers
available if you need support.
- There is a meetup being planned for community members from or
associated with South Asia, to interact with the candidates, on 30 July and
1 August. More details on that will be shared next week.
Please spread the word so that more people can support finding the best
candidates to help guide the Wikimedia Foundation and support the needs of
the movement over the next few years.
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (he/him)
Board Governance Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation
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