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Project Grants - Round 1 2021/Research or Software - Committee Candidate StatementsEdit

Candidate: Santosh ShingareEdit

Hi, My name is Santosh Shingare from Bangalore (India). I was a research associate in IIT Bombay (India) where I worked on a research project which is funded by the government of India. I work as a software engineer in one of the MNC. I contribute to Wikimedia and the firefox community. I am one of the of Wikimeidan of India Technical user group as well as an member of the Wikimedia India Chapter.

I have been an active Wikimedian for 10 years. Most of my contributions in words in the technical domain, I lead a | hackathon in WCI 2016. I create 4-5 android applications for the community (Uploading Image Local Wiki, | Wiki login Basic App, | Dynamic create wiki text to video, | WikiNearBy, etc). I received a grant and organized 3 consecutive year | Wikimedia hackathons at IIT Bombay. I contribute to Marathi, Wiki Commons, and Meta.

I closely see how communities grow or evolved When I was an member of Wikimedia chapter India. I was part of the community program, and we work for the community. We run multiple programs to help the community/grow community. Jury for most events like (photo walks, wiki love food, etc) also ran an internship for a chapter.

I hope my application will be considered.

Santosh Shingare (talk) 09:55, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: JoalpeEdit

Hello :) I have been an active Wikimedian for many years and have served on many capacities in the Wikimedia movement, including as a member of the project grants committee (2016, rounds 1 and 2). I am currently the chair of the Brazilian affiliate Wiki Movimento Brasil and a member of the board of the Wikipedia & Education User Group. I have experience in leading and supporting projects that were funded by the movement, including RGs and sAPGs. Besides my on-wiki experience, I am a university professor and have experience in assessing project funding requests for academic purposes. As a researcher, I have worked on how to build community engagement in decision making --I hold a PhD in Sociology, where I have investigated participatory models of managing public services, particularly public mass transit-- and this experience in thinking on institutions for empowered participatory governance may come handy in the context of the committee. Thanks for considering this application. --Joalpe (talk) 18:31, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: ShahadusadikEdit

Hi, My name is Sadik Shahadu from Ghana. I am a professional project manager, researcher and technology enthusiast. I am a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a Co-founder of the Global Open Initiative and Planning Dagbani Wikimedians User Group.

I have been actively volunteering for Wikimedia since 2016. As a volunteer editor, I mainly contribute to the English Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and the Dagbani Wikipedia (incubator). I am currently one of the only two administrators for the Dagbani Wikipedia. I have helped improve the Dagbani incubator's content by recruiting and onboarding many volunteers, mainly from the Dagbani department of some universities and colleges in Ghana.

Since 2016, I have organized and led several Wikimedia projects like edit-a-thons, workshops, photo walks and Wikipedia campaigns. In 2020, I was part of the team that won a project grant for the Global Open Initiative. I have also won many other grants outside the Wikimedia movement; from Mozilla foundation, Moleskine foundation etc. I am currently the main resource person for the Dagbani Wikimedians regarding grants and budget management. I have received several rapid grants as an individual and a team, and a project grant for the Global Open Initiative. I hope my application will be considered. Shahadusadik (talk) 08:25, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: Jwale2Edit

Hi, My name is Jesse Asiedu-Akrofi. I currently work in a Senior High School as a Logistics Manager and also Training Associate for Open Foundation West Africa. My journey in the wikipedia space started in 2015, my contributions are on projects like Wikipedia, Wikidata,Wikicommons and sometimes Wikivoyage. Community projects engaged in are Wiki Loves Africa, WikiNeedsGirls and Individual projects engaged in are Shepedia,Open Festivals. The reason why I would want to join this committee is to be part of a team that will grow the sum of all human knowledge beyond boarders where we would not have biases and skewness of knowledge by 2030.Jwale2 (talk) 22:20, 4 February 2021 (UTC)

Project Grants - Round 1 2021/Community Organizing - Committee Candidate StatementsEdit

Candidate: JoalpeEdit

Hello :) I have been an active Wikimedian for many years and have served on many capacities in the Wikimedia movement, including as a member of the project grants committee (2016, rounds 1 and 2). I am currently the chair of the Brazilian affiliate Wiki Movimento Brasil and a member of the board of the Wikipedia & Education User Group. I have experience in leading and supporting projects that were funded by the movement, including RGs and sAPGs. Besides my on-wiki experience, I am a university professor and have experience in assessing project funding requests for academic purposes. As a researcher, I have worked on how to build community engagement in decision making --I hold a PhD in Sociology, where I have investigated participatory models of managing public services, particularly public mass transit-- and this experience in thinking on institutions for empowered participatory governance may come handy in the context of the committee. Thanks for considering this application. --Joalpe (talk) 18:31, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Candidate:Oby EzeiloEdit

I have been an active Wikimedian for 4 years. I have received grants and lead different funded Wikimedia projects including projects in wikidata, Igbo Wikipedia, English Wikipedia and Wiki commons. I have participated in different wikimedia conferences, meet up etc including the WikiIndaba Conference 2018, strategy saloon (2018), Igbo Wikimedia User Group Movement Strategy meet up (2019), Global movement strategy conversation (2020) etc. Movement communications focus group meeting (January 2021), Some of the special works I have done include translating the universal code of conduct Manual from English to Igbo Language; a text wiki administrator for Igbo Wiktionary (still in the incubator); a jury at the Gothe institut recent contest titled decolonising the internet etc I am also a community leader as well as a co founder of the Igbo Wikimedia User Group. To that extent, I attend meetings, recruit editors, train and retain them and join in decision making. I also help in any way I can in facilitating the programmes of the User group and generally ensure an active and healthy community. I have been a teacher for 29 year’s. As a teacher, I do a lot of assessment, quality assurance and review of scripts. Thanks for considering this application. Oby Ezeilo (talk) 14:48, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: Rocky MasumEdit

I have been a Wikipedian since 2013. I am one of the administrators of Bengali Wikipedia. Besides Bengali Wikipedia, I also work on Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, English Wikipedia etc. I lead various online and offline programs related to the movement like editathon, workshop, meetup, photowalk, article contest, WLM & WLE in Bangladesh. I am involved as a co-founder of Rajshahi Wikipedia Community, which is a divisional user community of local Wikipedians from Rajshahi Division under the local chapter Wikimedia Bangladesh. Currently I serve as a Member of the Executive Committee of Wikimedia Bangladesh since 2016. I have experience in leading and supporting projects that were funded by the movement. Professionally, I am involved with an INGO as a supply associate. So, I have professional work experience of handling externally provided money and working within budgets as well. Thanks for considering this application.-Rocky Masum (talk) 05:11, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: NanaYawBotarEdit

Hello, am Stephen Dakyi, an active Wikimedian since 2019. I am an open advocate and freelance Volunteer that engages in community activities and other voluntary works. I currently serve as the vice president of the Accra Wiki Hub and the project lead of the Ghana_Histo_Cita-thon project, a Wikicite funded project. I contribute as a Volunteer editor and offer training to newbies on the English Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons. Within my short span as a wikimedian, I have actively participated and contributed to events and programs within the movement which includes WikiCite Conference 2020, Open Foundation West Africa Movement Strategy meet up, Global movement strategy conversation, Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network, Movement communications focus group meeting etc.. In my personal life, I am a trained teacher but currently works as the operation manager of a multi retail outlet, these have provided me with the needed financial knowledge and manpower management skills that will be in handy when I serve on the committee. Thanks for considering my application. NanaYawBotar (talk) 15:27, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Candidate: YamenEdit

Hi I'm Yamen an active Wikimedian from [[Tunisia]]. I'm an open knowledge advocate active online (mainly on Wikipedia, Commons and Wikidata) and offline. I joined the Wikimedia movement end of 2006 and in 2014 I had the honor to be the co-founder and legal agreement signatory for Wikimedia Tunisia the first User Group in the Arab region and Africa (considering that South Africa is a chapter). I was also the co-founder of the Arabic conference WikiArabia (announced during Wikimania 2014 in London and co-organized the first edition in Tunisia in 2015). In 2018 I co-organized the African Conference WikiIndaba in Tunisia and most recently (2020) I have been able to co-found another UG (legal agreement signatory): Wiki World Heritage UG. I have been involved in many activities (Editathon, Wiki Loves Monuments, WikiGap ...) and members of many other affiliates (Wiki Cemeteries UG, Commons Photographers User Group, Wikimedia France) Outside the Wiki movement, I'm the co-founder of the NGO CLibre (Organisation for free digital culture) in Tunisia which aims to promote Open Software, OpenGov and OpenData. CLibre was in several time the Fiscal Sponsor for Wikimedia Tunisia. In normal life, I'm a Central Banks Collateral Management financial expert, working closely with many Central Banks in Europe managing projects and budgets. YamenYamen (talk) 02:12, 5 February 2021 (UTC)


Project Grants - Round 1 2020 - Committee Candidate StatementsEdit

Candidate: MassslyEdit

  • I have been active on the Wikimedia projects for more than 8 years since 2011, and have been a grantee to a number of projects. I am a community leader who has led a number of Wikipedia and Wikidata workshops in my region. I'm involved in various structure groups of the Wikimedia Foundation, including the Wikimedia Foundation Board Election Committee, WikidataCon 2017 Program committee, Wikimedia Foundation Communication Committee, co-editor of the Wikimedia Research Newsletter and past member of the Wikimedia Volunteer Response Team. I've had the pleasure of working in the past as an intern with the Community Resources team of the Wikimedia Foundation, during which period I helped facilitate Wikimedia Foundations’s Funds Dissemination Committee deliberations, and supported Community Capacity Development research in emerging communities in the Global South. I'm currently a member of the leadership collective of Art+Feminism, which is an annual worldwide edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women and feminism on Wikipedia. The combined effect of these experiences has broadened my perspective of Wikipedia’s diverse demographic communities and given me a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by our volunteer community and partners. I also have a clear understanding of how the general public engage with crowdsourced projects like the Wikip[m]dia projects, and their perceptions of open-access information. In my personal life, I work as a university teacher in Ghana. I have in the past deliberated the impact of Wikimedia Foundation grants especially in the Global South, and I am looking for an opportunity to be able to add a voice to advance equity and diversity in the evaluation of Project Grants.—M@sssly 13:02, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Candidate: CelestinesucessEdit

  • I joined the Wikimedia Movement in July 2015, mostly writing articles about biographies of African women and organising projects to help train women especially on how to contribute content on Wikimedia Foundation projects.I have experience in writing, reviewing and submitting grants. Some of the projects I have led and helped organize include, Art and feminism, Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 and 2019, Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Tours the North of Ghana, and Parliament of Ghana Edit-a-thon. I was also a part of the team that organised. Wiki Indaba 2017 in Ghana and led a workshop at the African Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. I am currently the regional ambassador for Art and feminism for Anglophone Africa. It would be a great pleasure and honour if given the opportunity to serve on the project grant committee. Being a female from the Global South, adding my voice and experiences to advance diversity and equality in the evaluation of project grants will mean so much to me and to a lot of young women from my region. Celestinesucess (talk) 12:50, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Candidate: T CellsEdit

I have been actively involved in the Wikimedia movement for more than 5 years with experience in project management, volunteer recruitment and retention. On Wiki, I have created hundreds of articles and i'm a permanent sysop on Yoruba Wikipedia and license reviewer on Wikimedia Commons. I have lead over 30 Wikimedia trainings/workshops and mentored at least 10 editors who are not only active in Wikimedia projects but also drive the Wikimedia movements in Africa. I am one of the two founders of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria (now Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc.) and I am currently the Board Secretary of Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc. In addition, I am a cofounder and executive member of Yoruba Wikimedians User Group. I cochaired Wiki Indaba 2019 and served as the Chair, Scholarship Review Committee (SRC). I have the relevant experience as I was formerly a member of the Individual Engagement Grant Committee (IEG) and I have the skills to assessing applications against a set criteria. The Wikimedia movement is unique for its diversity and resource allocation should be fair to all participating regions including the global south. I want to serve in the committee to uphold this fairness and to ensure that our limited resources are allocated for projects that are SMART. Thanks for your consideration. Regards. T CellsTalk 10:03, 30 December 2019 (UTC)

Candidate: MassiveEarthaEdit

I've been active in the Wikimedia community for over eight years, and during that time I've trained hundreds of people to contribute to Wikimedia both as an accredited trainer for Wikimedia UK and as the UK organiser for AfroCROWD. I'm an active member of the Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group and Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network. In my career in community archives and oral history and I've delivered a range of projects from large capital to smaller grant-funded programmes. I have extensive experience writing and supporting grant applications that aim to address capacity building, equity and sustainability in voluntary organisations. A more complete reflection of my activity in the movement is available on my English Wikipedia userpage. MassiveEartha (talk) 10:35, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Project Grants - Round 2 2018 - Committee Candidate StatementsEdit

Candidate: KCVelagaEdit

  • I've been contributing to Wikipedia and its sister projects for the past four years. I mostly contribute to English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata. I've significant experience contributing online, both to the content and reviewing processes on Wiki. Having served on various roles, experience with WMF grants—leading programs based on the community needs, I've organised an led several edit-a-thons, conferences, strategy salon, photo-walk, Wiki Loves campaigns and several other skill development programs. By serving on the committee, I would like to add to the diversity of thought, and provide constructive feedback on proposals in way that they'll be able to clearly identify and minimise the potential risks involved, and leverage the plus factors. My user-page is quite comprehensive about my work across the movement. KCVelaga (talk) 03:08, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Candidate: viztorEdit

  • viztor has been a member of the community since 2010, and has been active in the past year. He is interested in social justice, systematic change and various ways internet can improve the world. He's experienced with event organization, project management and community building. He also came from an international background, where he travelled and received instruction at various places over the world including US, Europe and China. Viztor (talk) 12:10, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

Candidate: Tulsi BhagatEdit

  • Tulsi Bhagat is my identity; I belong from Nepal. I have been a Wikimedian since 2014 and actively involved in various online and offline Wiki activities. I have dealt with different WMF's grants a few times. Currently, I am playing a major role in organizing Wikicamp Nepal 2018. As a Management student in real life, I have good knowledge of handling the projects and funds. I believe, I have decent level of experience and learning enthusiasm to be the part of this candidates' selection and the committee. Kind regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 16:20, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Candidate: FULBERTEdit

  • I have been a member of the Wikimedia community for two years, and in that time I have integrated Wikipedia use and contributions into the courses I teach, working with the Wiki Education Foundation for support. I have also been an active member of the Wikimedia Movement Strategy Capacity Building working group and a member of the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, representing them at the Wikimedia Conference earlier this calendar year. I was recently elected to the Board of Wikimedia New York City, where I am happy to bring my professional experiences in writing, being awarded, and managing large governmental and nonprofit grants in my work experiences within training, knowledge management, and nonprofit board governance consulting support. I have worked on large grant-supported projects funded by the JPB Foundation and have also served as a volunteer reviewer for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) educational grants through the U.S. Department of Commerce. As a trained researcher, I focus my grant reviews on the methodology presented for how awards will be spent to ensure the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, along with a robust evaluation plan so we know how grant applicants intend to measure the successful impact of their work. I hope to be able to bring these skills and interests to service of our global Wikimedia community. --- FULBERT (talk) 15:21, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Candidateː Sanket OswalEdit

  • Currently, I serve as the board member of Wikimedia India Chapter. I mostly contribute to English Wikipedia, Hindi Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. I am not only active on-wiki but also have helped the Wikimedia Community in various outreach activities which include conducting edit-a-thon, photo walks, GLAM projects, digitisation workshops, etc. I was in the Finance Committee for Wiki Conference India 2016. I hold a Masters degree in Accounting and Taxation, so I am well versed with numbers, viz, budgeting & planning. I also have had experience while working with the United Nations Development Program which involved handling of high-profile project grants. I have served as a board member or advisor on an array of non-profit boards which involved handling money and working within the budgets. My past work experience would reveal that I do possess the required attributes and attitude to constructively contribute to the Project Grants Committee. Sankoswal (talk) 23:08, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Project Grants - Round 1 2018 - Committee Candidate StatementsEdit

Candidate: JackiekoernerEdit

  • I would serve the committee with my experience designing and examining both qualitative and quantitative research projects. I enjoy engaging with project authors and providing feedback to them so they may enhance their projects. I hope to provide a positive experience and valuable feedback to authors to result in successful acceptance either in the present round or in the future. I have nearly a decade of experience running a non-profit with a six-figure budget, so I do appreciate budget restrictions non-profit funders experience. Best, Jackiekoerner (talk) 14:54, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Candidate: Aotfs2013Edit

  • I am Aotfs2013, a Taiwanese Wikipedian and an admin in Chinese Wikipedia. I have been an active Wikipedian since 2014. Over the past three years as a Wikipedian, I have made approximately 14,000 edits in the Wikimedia projects. In addition to the admin's work, I have been actively creating and amending the Wikipedia Policies and guidelines and updating the inaccurate articles in the Chinese Wikipedia. Apart from being the major editor in the “Chinese version” of Wikipedia Administrators' newsletter, I endeavor to promote the establishment of a reward system among volunteer editors in Wikipedia, the Wikipedia HONOR & AWARDS is my current focus project in Chinese Wikipedia.
  • Apart from being a Wikipedian, I have worked for a number of large organization, such experience develops my skills and broadens my knowledge. As a result, I considered myself competent in certain aspects, even compared to veterans. First of all, I am eager to participate in the public affairs, which granted me experience in communicating with government departments.
  • I worked as a consultant for “Taichung Public Transport Promotion Association” (TPTPA) a few years ago. As a consultant, my duty is to advise on proposing events of TPTPA and exchange ideas with colleges, communications between individuals is unavoidable. Thus, I had a deep understanding of message delivery and interpretation, and also a rich knowledge on the management of the non-government organization. Another thing which is worth mentioning is that the “National Academy for Educational Research” has approved my capability and has invited me to work there as a consultant since August 2017.
  • Apart from my profession in different large associations, I have also worked as a market manager in an information company "T.ONE". I took charge of the product packaging, marketing and the web page design of "T.ONE". During the years that I have been in the company, I acquired abundant financial knowledge and manpower management skills. With my ability and experience, I think my participation will definitely bring numerous benefits to the Project Grants Committee.

    Aotfs2013 (talk) 13:01, 14 January 2018 (UTC)


Project Grants - Round 1 2016 - Committee Candidate StatementsEdit

Candidate: rubin16Edit

  • I am already a member of GAC and I would be glad to work here too: I was quite inactive for recent 4-5 months but now I am back and am sure that will have to work for at least 6 months rubin16 (talk) 18:28, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: FlixteyEdit

  • I have been a Wikimedian since 2012. I have an affinity for analysis and making sense of data. I love to actively engage in community activities and other voluntary works wherever i find myself, which is why i am putting myself forward as a volunteer to the project grants committee. My involvement with the grant making process has been enriched through my experience as a grantee of several projects both in and out of the movement. I have managed several projects on behalf of the community in Ghana and I believe in the need to volunteer for a worthy cause hence been poised on contributing my quota in ensuring a better grant making process. Flixtey (talk) 15:39, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: VioletovaEdit

  • I am member of GAC and I am interested in joining as a member in this committee too. Regards - Violetova (talk) 18:23, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: NickKEdit

  • I am interested in joining this new committee. On-wiki, I am an administrator and a checkuser in Ukrainian Wikipedia and I am also active in several other projects. I am also a member of Wikimedia Ukraine since 2009 and I organised (and continue to organise) a wide variety of projects, from article contests to international Wiki Loves Earth photo contests and from volunteer support to organising international CEE Meeting. I also used to be WMUA treasurer for two terms, gaining a lot of experience on the other side, applying, managing and reporting on PEG grants. As WMUA now moved to APG, I think that I am in good position to use my prior experience with PEG and contribute to review of new project grant proposals — NickK (talk) 09:19, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: LénaEdit

  • I'm a member of the GAC and currently active in several projects of Wikimedia France, including WLE, GLAM partnerships and local actions. I look forward to review even more creative projects of fellow wikipedians :) Léna (talk) 09:38, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: User:NasirkhanEdit

  • I am interested to join the committee. I am a member of GAC and i would love to contribute here too. As this grant applications will be taken in phases, i believe i will become more engaged here. Regards --Nasir Khan Saikat (talk) 16:59, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: Netha HussainEdit

  • I am a past member of IEG and Inspire grants - Gender gap campaign. I was a jury member for Wikimania 2015. Since 2010, I am active on en and ml Wikipedia. I am a member of Wikimedia India for the last four years. My offline experience includes conducting outreach sessions, GLAM projects, education programs and regional conferences. My areas of interest in Wikimedia are research, diversity and outreach. Outside of Wikimedia, I am a medical doctor and PhD student. Netha Hussain (talk) 06:01, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: MikyMEdit

  • I have been planning, executing and/or evaluating project and and annual plans in various roles in the movement: as a volunteer and Executive Director of Wikimedia Serbia and as a member of the GAC and EGC committees. Thereby I could gather a profound understanding of the diversity of needs and contexts of various Wikimedia groups and organizations and gain an understanding of the dynamics of their development over time. I would be happy to bring in this broad perspective and experience of our movement to the committee and to share it with current and potential applicants in a process of mutual learning and capacity building.--MikyM (talk) 21:23, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: MarkAHershbergerEdit

  • I'm interested in joining this committee. I've been involved in helping to review IEG proposals and found some of the tools especially inspiring. My main focus is on MediaWiki itself, so I have exposure to technical constraints and the know many WMF devs personally. --MarkAHershberger(talk) 18:03, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: Nurunnaby Chowdhury (Hasive)Edit

Candidate: ThepwncoEdit

  • I have been a member of the IEG committee since round 2 of 2014, and since that time have participated in two Inspire Campaigns (gender gap & content curation) and taken on some committee coordination responsibilities by helping to track and communicate about work flows. Outside of Wikimedia, I work as a librarian for an Indigenous non-profit organization in Canada. Unfortunately, I am going to be unavailable (travelling) for most all of the time scheduled for committee review for round 1 of Project Grants but would like to be considered for round 2 committee membership. If possible, I'd like to participate in non-review aspects of round 1 too. -Thepwnco (talk) 19:05, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: ThelmadatterEdit

  • I have been a Wikipedian since 2007, and as a college professor, with students since about the same time. I founded and run the Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey ed program since 2011, which was the first ed program to gain affiliate status in 2015. We have been through the PEG grant process and are going through a second (and last) round under that program. I also have experience negotiating project budgets with my school, especially with the annual Semana i event, when students work on a project for a week instead of attending classes. I am interested in seeing the variety of project proposals and even getting ideas from what others are doing.Thelmadatter (talk) 08:17, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: Kirill LokshinEdit

  • I'm currently a member of the IEG and SAPG committees, and previously served on the GAC. I've enjoyed reviewing project-specific grant proposals and working with grantees in my IEG and GAC roles, and hope to continue contributing in those areas under the new project grants program. Kirill Lokshin (talk) 17:03, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: IslahaddowEdit

  • I am a GAC member and would like to continue providing project management experience to the movement to make projects and their impact stronger and more sustainable. Islahaddow (talk) 10:01, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: JoalpeEdit

  • I have been active in leading educational activities in Portuguese Wikipedia (Wikimedia Education Program) and have worked as a grant reviewer at the São Paulo Research Foundation, in Brazil. My editing is mostly on the Portuguese Wikipedia, where I am also coordinating a project to improve content on brain theory. I have no previous experience in grant programs on WMF (though I have applied and earned several academic grants), but I am hard working and happy to learn. Joalpe (talk) 19:36, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: RuslikEdit

  • I have been a Wikimedian since 2007 and engaged in various on-wiki and off-wiki activities across multiple projects for the last nine years including coordinating enwiki scientific editing projects. As a Russian scientist in real life I have received myself and reviewed many grants and grant proposals although my previous experience with the WMF grant-making is limited to participation in the Wikimania Scholarship committee. Still I think I am capable of learning as much as possible about the WMF grant-making process and constructively contributing to it. I am also a steward and think have a reasonably good knowledge of the wider Wikimedia movement. Ruslik (talk) 20:42, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: IlarioEdit

  • Being member of the PEG and IEG committee since their foundation, I appreciate if I could join to this new adventure. My background is various, I did a master in computer science after being graduated in philosophy and literature too. I operate within Wikimedia Switzerland in the organization of events, to manage the community and in national projects. My experience in project management has been built working on big IT projects and within Wikimedia CH and as member of the WLM Internationa Team. Recently I finished the Certification of Advanced Studies in Project Management and I am preparing for PMI (Project Management Institute) certification. Ilario (talk)

Candidate: SuperzerocoolEdit

  • I'm already an IEG committee member -not from the beginning-, and I really appreciate if I could participate in this committee. I have 11 years in the Wikimedia movement. In the Wikimedia organizations, I was a Wikimedia Chile founder member, and currently, I'm board member of Wikimedia Chile and member of Wikimedia España (Spain) and Argentina. I have participated in 5 rounds as IEG committee member and I was happy in the last Wikimania in the IEG lunch because I met some grantees and their wonderful projects: I want repeat the same experience. Thanks in advance Superzerocool (talk) 20:23, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: Lluis tgnEdit

  • I have been participating in Catalan Wikipedia and other projectes since 2009. I am a member of Amical Wikimedia since 2011, with Amical I have been participating and leading GLAM and EDU projects in my local area like Bibliowikis, WikiArS (IEG project funded) and many more. I have some experience in organizing events like AGM of ca.wiki and others relationated with Free Software Movement in my city. I have as well some experience on managing funds of NGO's I volunteer for. I would appreciate the opportunity of participating in my first international Wikimedia committee and I am willing to work hard to do my best. --Lluis tgn (talk) 15:09, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: とある白い猫Edit

  • I have recently became an IEG committee member. Aside from being an experienced Wikimedian with an understanding of the difficulties and challenges various projects face, I have a technical background in Computer Science in Artificial Intelligence. I recently worked on Research:Revision scoring as a service which was supported by an IEG and still am volunteering for this. I would like to continue bringing these expertises to the the community. -- とある白い猫 chi? 18:58, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: RaviEdit

  • Until recently I served as Program Director for Wikimedia India where I ran programs through an FDC grant. I gave my inputs during the revisioning of Grants program and creation of Simple APG stream. I also participated in the communication consultation for redefining global metrics. I had taken part in two successful PEG applications. I contribute as sysop/bureaucrat to many Tamil Wikimedia projects since 2005. I have an interest in the pan-Indian Wikimedia community dynamics and organizational issues. I have a specific interest in community building, policy discussions, outreach, and partnerships. I completed my graduate studies in Singapore, Germany, and worked in the Netherlands as a researcher for a couple of years. I hope my experience and understanding from these involvements will enable me to appreciate the context in which many emerging communities apply for a project grant. --Ravi (talk) 20:20, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Candidate: DhavaEdit

  • I am wikipedian since late 2007 and admin on gu.wiki as well as gu.ws and a bot owner. I am active member of Indic community and have recently been a member of wikimania (2016) scholarship application review committee. I have varied experience of working with and within community. I am a member of newly formed advisory committee for WMIN, will like to dedicate my time and experience in reviewing the grant applications. That will help me learn new things and I am sure Wikimedia will benefit from the experience that I have gained so far.--DhavalTalk 20:28, 15 July 2016 (UTC)