Haitham Shammaa
Haitham Shammaa, Global South Learning Strategist
Haitham Shammaa
Global South Learning Strategist, Grantmaking Learning and Evaluation, Wikimedia Foundation
I am quite confident that there are at least 1 million people around the globe who have enough time to make at least one edit to Wikipedia everyday.

About me

I joined WMF in 2012 after completing my Ph.D. in precision engineering and briefly working as a researcher in geometric modeling. I speak English, Arabic and Japanese (and a few others at a basic level), love reading, traveling, reading while traveling, and sports (archery, cycling and martial arts).

My work

The Global South Learning Strategist is an integral member of the Grantmaking Learning & Evaluation team, supporting it in the ability to make data driven grantmaking decisions. This position supports the evaluation needs of the grantmaking team, with a particular focus on the developing strategy of work in emerging communities in the Global South.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: hshammaa(_AT_)wikimedia.org