Mehrdad Pourzaki
Mehrdad Pourzaki
Senior Communications Specialist, Wikimedia Foundation

About me

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I have worked in various capacities in the development sector for over 10 years. A pivotal part was based out of Bangkok where I worked with highly marginalized populations across Asia and the Pacific. Particularly, I supported youth volunteer movements in the response to HIV, working on communication, education, access, advocacy, and gender and sexual diversity — with grassroots communities, NGOs, and the UN. Before joining the Wikimedia Foundation, I was working with UNESCO in Afghanistan on education reform and curriculum design with a focus on lifelong learning, 21st century skills, digital literacy, and critical engagement with knowledge — in a setting gripped with misinformation and disinformation.

My work

Lover of culture and travel, and an avid learner, I am a Wikimedian at heart, and excited to bring my perspective and experience in international coordination, communication, and partnerships to a movement that strives to reach for knowledge equity in the world.

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: mpourzaki(_AT_)
  • Role: Senior Movement Communications Specialist
  • A citizen of the world — from Iran, based in Toronto.
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