Wikimedia Foundation elections/2021/Meetings/Candidates meet with the the Sub-Saharan, Middle East and North Africa Communities

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Video Recording edit

Presentation of Candidates
Full Video

When? edit

Date and Time: 23rd July 2021 at 5:00 pm UTC

Program edit

  1. Recall the logistics
  2. Quick information about the Wikimedia board and ongoing process.
  3. Candidate introduce themselves
  4. Q&A session (candidates answer 1 to 2 questions).

How to join watch edit

We will be using Zoom platform for the meeting. The meeting link will be available publicly 15 minutes prior to the meeting. If you would like to get a link to the meeting in advance, please contact the facilitators by email,, or The meeting took place at the scheduled time, and it was recorded.

Languages spoken edit

  • English (Live interpretation will be available in French and Arabic)

Questions for candidates edit

Please submit any question which you will like candidates to address on the call below.

  • Question 1
    • (ar) ما هي استراتجيتكم فيما يخص تشجيع تمثيل المجتمعات ضعيفة التمثيل في مختلف المجالس واللجان
    • (fr) Quelle est votre stratégie pour favoriser (augmenter) la représentation des communautés sous-représentées dans les différents conseils et comités?
    • (en) What is your strategy to promote (increase) representation of underrepresented communities in various boards and committees ?

--Nehaoua (talk) 16:26, 21 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Question 2
    • (ar) كيف يمكنكم خلق التوازن في القرارات بين المجتمعات والجهات الشقيقة والمجموعات
    • (fr) Comment pouvez-vous équilibrer le pouvoir de décision entre les communautés, les affeliations et les groupes d'utilisateurs
    • (en) How can you balance the decision-making power between communities, affiliations and user groups

-Nehaoua (talk) 16:33, 21 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Question 3
    • (ar) ما هي خططكم لخلق بيئة سليمة خالية من التحرش والاساءة
    • (fr) Quels sont vos plans pour créer un environnement sain exempt de harcèlement et d'abus
    • (en) What are your plans to create a healthy environment free of harassment and abuse

--Nehaoua (talk) 16:29, 21 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Question 4
    • ما هي خططكم لتطوير المجتمعات المهمشة أو غير الناطقة بالإنجليزية
    • (fr) Quels sont vos plans pour développer les communautés marginalisées ou non anglophones
    • (en) What are your plans for developing marginalized or non-English speaking communities

--Nehaoua (talk)

Candidates attending edit

All Candidates should please sign up here if you will be attending this event. And please email a two sentence introduction of yourself to

Participants edit

All participants should please sign up below:

Contact edit

  • Others:
Mervat Salman:
Sam Oyeyele:

Report edit

Report for meeting

Resources edit