There are several familiar names standing for Movement Charter Drafting
Committee elections - worth a look and voting if you're eligible!
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Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Movement Charter Drafting Committee elections
are now open!
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:01:29 +0300
From: Kaarel Vaidla <kvaidla(a)wikimedia.org>
Reply-To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Voting for the election for the members for the Movement Charter
drafting committee is now open. In total, 70 Wikimedians from around the
world are running for seven seats in these elections.
As recommended by the Movement Strategy recommendations, the goal is to
assemble a Drafting Committee that will draft a Movement Charter to
ensure a common framework for decision making in the Wikimedia movement
The committee will consist of 15 members in total: The online
communities vote for 7 members, 6 members will be selected by the
Wikimedia affiliates through a parallel process, and 2 members will be
appointed by the Wikimedia Foundation. The plan is to assemble the
committee by November 1, 2021.
Voting is open from October 12 10:00 UTC to October 24, 2021 23:59
(Anywhere on Earth <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anywhere_on_Earth>).
Learn more about the candidates
Candidates from across the movement have submitted their candidatures.
Learn about each candidate to inform your vote
The statements are translated to a number of languages, so you can have
access to the information in many of your preferred languages.
Additionally, we are piloting a so-called “Election Compass
<https://mcdc-election-compass.toolforge.org/>” for this election. Click
yourself through the tool and respond to the 19 statements, and you will
see which candidate is closest to you! The tool is available in ~9
languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian,
Arabic, Indonesian, Hausa).
Similar to the previous Board elections, we have chosen Single
the voting system. The benefit of this is voters can rank their choices
in order of preference. Learn more about voting requirements
how to vote
and frequently asked questions about voting
To cast your vote, please go to SecurePoll
We also offer two question and answer times, if you have any questions
regarding the Movement Charter and the voting process:w
Wednesday, 19:00 UTC, on Google Meet
Thursday, 13:00 UTC, on Zoom (that’s the Conversation Time with
Please write a short message to answers(a)wikimedia.org
<mailto:email@example.com>if you want to participate in one of these.
Please help select people who best fit the needs of the movement at this
time. Vote and spread the word so more people can vote for candidates.
Our aim is to have a committee with Wikimedians that combine the
diversity of the Wikimedia Movement as well as a great mix of competencies.
Kaarel Vaidla, on behalf of the Movement Strategy & Governance team,
Kaarel Vaidla (he/him)
Movement Strategy <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/2030>
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
Hi WMUK folks -
Do you know if anyone's running a formal Wikipedia editing class in
Sheffield University? There is an issue I need to bring to the trainer's
attention, albeit best done privately. If the trainer is here or known to
anyone on the list, please contact me.
The NIHR are looking for someone to be a Wikimedian in Residence with them;
the post is for six months. Wikimedia UK are supporting them on this
project. It's an exciting opportunity so please consider applying. Feel
free to share with your networks, or share details with anyone who might be
Closing date: Sunday 24th October
Interview date: Wednesday 3rd November
Salary: £27,500-32,000 pro-rata
Are you passionate about helping people and organisations share knowledge?
Do you have experience of team working, developing partnerships and
At the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) we’re recruiting our
first Wikimedian in Residence and are looking for a proactive and
enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills to join us.
This six-month post is part of a pilot to help NIHR evaluate the
opportunities to use Wikimedia to support dissemination of NIHR funded
research. We’re looking for someone who can help us to actively engage with
the Wikimedia platforms and communities, provide training and write and
edit Wikimedia content. While knowledge of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia
initiatives is valued it is not essential.
Full job description and personal specification here:
Dr Richard Nevell
Programme Coordinator and Connected Heritage Project Lead
Wikimedia UK <https://beta.wikimedia.org.uk/> is the national chapter for
the global Wikimedia open knowledge movement.
Wikimedia UK is a Registered Charity No.1144513.Company Limited by
Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827.
Registered Office Ground Floor, Europoint, 5-11 Lavington Street, London