Movement Strategy and Governance

Movement Strategy and Governance supports the participation of Wikimedia communities and affiliates in the Movement Strategy initiatives. We also support major policy and governance matters, such as Terms of Use, Code of Conduct or Board elections.

Who we areEdit

The Movement Strategy and Governance team belongs to the Community Resilience and Sustainability division of Wikimedia Foundation's Legal Department. The team includes the Movement Strategy core team as well as a number of facilitators specializing in different wiki projects, languages and regions. Facilitators connect volunteers, communities and affiliates with our tasks in order to get feedback, thoughts and listen to their concerns. Our goal is to achieve a common understanding and agreement of how an initiative can be implemented.

Learn more about the team on the Movement Strategy and Governance team page.

What we doEdit

The Movement Strategy and Governance team’s work is guided by the Wikimedia Foundation's Annual Plan. The Annual Plan supports a Thriving Movement around community governance and related support systems.


  1. Supporting the Movement Strategy governance reform with equitable participation
  2. Encouraging robust input of both established and at least 30 emerging communities
  3. Providing strategic access to Movement Strategy grants for community groups and individuals, in cooperation with the Community Resources team.
  4. Ensuring better access to data and information about opportunities to advance the Movement Strategy.

Other activitiesEdit

  1. Outreach and supporting the Elections Committee and elections volunteers during the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election.
  2. Supporting major policy updates. This includes facilitating feedback with the Trust and Safety Policy team for the Universal Code of Conduct enforcement protocol. This reflects input of both established and at least 25 emerging communities.

How we support the FoundationEdit

The Movement Strategy and Governance team provides several types of support to community-oriented programs. These programs are typically determined as part of the Annual Plan.

  • Multilingual and multi-regional Movement engagement in targeted topic areas:
    • Engaging in 10 major Wikimedia project languages; more languages are possible depending on availability of facilitators and pre-approved requests.
    • Regional coverage of Wikimedia major regions: ESEAP, South Asia, MENA, East Africa, West Africa, CEE, Western Europe, Latin America, and North America.
    • Support for specific countries is possible depending on availability of facilitators and pre-approved requests.
  • Facilitation of community processes such as conversations and elections, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Contact usEdit

  • Please use the talk page for public communication. If you need to contact us privately, email us at
  • Movement Strategy:
  • Universal Code of Conduct:


Quim Gil (he/him)
Director, Movement Strategy & Governance
Cologne, Germany
ca-N, es-N, en-3, de-1, fr-1
qgil wikimedia org
Senior Collaboration Specialist
kpeterzell wikimedia org
Keegan (WMF)
Kaarel Vaidla (he/him)
Process Architect, Movement Strategy
et-N, en-4, fr-3, ru-2
kvaidla wikimedia org
KVaidla (WMF)
Interim Lead Strategist, Movement Strategy
he-N, en-5
abartov wikimedia org
Asaf (WMF)
Knowledge Management Coordinator, Movement Strategy
ar-N, en-4, de-2, fr-1, he-1
adiraneyya-ctr wikimedia org
Abbad (WMF)
عباد ديرانية
Event Coordinator, Movement Strategy
ckibelka-ctr wikimedia org
CKibelka (WMF)
Implementation Specialist, Movement Strategy
ypam-ctr wikimedia org
YPam (WMF)
Denis Barthel (he/him)
Translation coordination; Facilitator, German language and Western Europe
Berlin, Germany
de-N, en-3, nl-1
dbarthel-ctr wikimedia org
DBarthel (WMF)
Denis Barthel
Jackie Koerner (she/her)
Content coordination; Facilitator, English language and Meta-Wiki
St. Louis, Missouri
en-N, de-2
jkoerner-ctr wikimedia org
JKoerner (WMF)
Distribution coordination; Facilitator, English language and Meta-Wiki
Toronto, Canada
xeno-ctr wikimedia org
Xeno (WMF)
Affiliates coordination; Facilitator, Arabic language and MENA
ar-N, en-4
msalman-ctr wikimedia org
Mervat (WMF)
Facilitator, Korean language and ESEAP
South Korea
ko-N, en-2
yko-ctr wikimedia org
Facilitator, Sub-Saharan Africa
zuz-ctr wikimedia org
Zuz (WMF)
Facilitator, Sub-Saharan Africa
yo-N, en-N
soyeyele-ctr wikimedia org
SOyeyele (WMF)
Jamie Tubers
Facilitator, Italian language and Western Europe
it-N, de-3, en-3
civvi-ctr wikimedia org
Civvi (WMF)
Facilitator, Indonesian language and ESEAP
id-N, ms-N, min-N, en-5
ramzym-ctr wikimedia org
RamzyM (WMF)
David Wadie Fisher-Freberg
Facilitator, Spanish language and Latin America
es-N, en-3
oscar-ctr wikimedia org
Oscar . (WMF)
Oscar .
Facilitator, Polish language and CEE
pl-N, en-3, de-2, nl-1, it-1
mnadzikiewicz wikimedia org
MNadzikiewicz (WMF)
Facilitator, French language and the Francophone
mpossoupe-ctr wikimedia org
MPossoupe (WMF)
Facilitator, Portuguese language
Lisbon, Portugal
pt-br-N, es-4, en-3, it-1
tila-ctr wikimedia org
TCappelletto (WMF)
Facilitator, Russian language
aakhmedova-ctr wikimedia org
AAkhmedova (WMF)
Facilitator, South Asia
csinha-ctr wikimedia org
CSinha (WMF)
Facilitator, Chinese language
vchang-ctr wikimedia org
VChang (WMF)