Dear Wikimedia affiliate representatives,
We are contacting you today because you are an important part of forming
the Movement Charter Drafting Committee
recommended the creation of a “Movement Chater.” The Charter will be a
document defining roles and responsibilities for all parts of the Wikimedia
Movement. The Drafting Committee will create a draft of the Movement
Charter. The process will include researching and consulting with
communities, experts, and organizations.
We have created together
a process for setting up the committee:
Now - September 14Everyone can nominate themself for the common candidate
All (eligible) Wikimedians across all project communities vote on the
candidates to elect 7 members
October 11 - 24
Wikimedia affiliates will select 6 members of the committee (through a
group of selectors).
October 25 - 31
The WMF appoints 2 members of the committee.
By October 31
Drafting Committee announced
More detailed process overview can be accessed on meta
Wikimedia affiliates are an important part of the Wikimedia Movement and
thus in creating this Movement Charter. We kindly ask you to support us in
the following several tasks:
The nominations are still ongoing! Who in your networks would make an
excellent candidate for the Movement Charter Drafting Committee? Encourage
and support them to nominate themself. We are especially looking for
people with experience in organizational governance and international
collaboration. Demonstrated cultural, linguistic, and inclusivity awareness
is important. (The matrices for diversity and expertise can be seen here
The affiliates will select their candidates via 9 selectors. All
affiliates are divided into eight geographic regions and one “thematic
region.” Each region chooses one person (selector). The division follows
existing regional collaborations with some adaptations to avoid overlap
(e.g. Africa). You, as an affiliate representative, please check the
list and correct it
if you feel that you "belong" to another region.
We then ask you to convene on the regional level and define your
representative in the selector group. It is up to each region on how to
select your selector, but doing it in a transparent way (e.g. on Meta) is
helpful. The selector needs to be selected by October 10, 2021 (before the
election for the online communities starts)
The 9 selectors will convene later and will choose candidates from
pool of candidates
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).
Your support in this is absolutely essential. We are looking forward to
working on this with you.
Ravan J. Al-Taie (she/her)
MSG & Board Governance Facilitator (MENA)
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
Meta Page <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ravan_(WMF)> Imagine a
world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all
knowledge. Help us make it a reality!
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