Wikimedia Foundation elections/2022/Affiliates regional distribution for the Analysis Committee/Thematic Affiliates

This page supports Thematic affiliates participation in the 2022 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections Analysis Committee. The Movement Strategy and Governance team is available to support this process.

Facilitators for this affiliates include AAkhmedova, YKo and YShibata.



The affiliate organizations voted in this election in July to shortlist six candidates from the candidate pool. Each affiliate organization was allowed one vote. This selection used the Single Transferable Vote method. Affiliate organizations discussed the candidates the affiliate organization wanted to select. Candidates ranked candidates in order of preference.

The Affiliate Representatives were able to ask questions for the candidates to answer. Candidates published answers starting on June 24.

To assist with this selection process, an Analysis Committee was be formed.

Analysis Committee

For regional distribution of the Affiliates and facilitators who will be supporting it, see Affiliates regional distribution for the Analysis Committee

The Analysis Committee was formed from the affiliates during late April and May. The Analysis Committee was planned to be composed of 9 representatives of affiliates (including all chapters, user groups, and thematic groups) from regions across the movement. One each from:

  • CEE (Central & Eastern Europe);
  • ESEAP (East and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region);
  • Sub-saharan Africa;
  • Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • MENA (Middle East and North Africa);
  • North America (USA and Canada);
  • Northern and Western Europe;
  • South Asia;
  • plus one for thematic affiliates.

There was no representative from the Northern and Western Europe or South Asia.

The selection process to form the Analysis Committee was defined by the affiliates, with support of the Elections Committee and the Movement Strategy and Governance team as needed.

The Analysis Committee evaluated the candidates against the skills and diversity, equity and inclusion criteria shared by the Board of Trustees. The Analysis Committee used the statements the candidates answered on their application to rate the candidates. The Analysis Committee rated candidates with a gold/silver/bronze framework. This rating was used to provide input to the affiliate organizations when they planned their vote. The details of the evaluation of each candidate will not be shared.

After the six candidates were selected during the affiliate organization voting process, the ratings of each selected candidate were published to inform the community vote. This process aims to find the best balance between sharing useful information and minimizing unnecessary exposure of candidates.

Selected committee members

Members of the Analysis Committee
Region Representative
CEE (Central & Eastern Europe) Mehman97 (talk meta edits global user summary CA)
ESEAP (East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific) GDHFang (talk meta edits global user summary CA)
Sub-Saharan Africa Dnshitobu (talk meta edits global user summary CA)
Latin America and the Caribbean Superzerocool (talk meta edits global user summary CA)
MENA (Middle East and North Africa) علاء (talk meta edits global user summary CA)
North America Megs (talk meta edits global user summary CA)
Western & Northern Europe
SAARC (South Asia)
Thematic Affiliates Joalpe (talk meta edits global user summary CA)



The Analysis Committee worked from late May to mid-June. Details of their meetings and process can be found on the Analysis Committee Discussions.

The Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee developed a set of evaluation criteria for the Analysis Committee to evaluate candidates against. The Analysis Committee members assessed candidates individually. Only two Movement Strategy and Governance facilitators who supported the process had access to these individual scores.

Procedure for determining the committee member


Similar to a previous regional process, the procedure should be defined by the affiliates in the table below. This page was created to assist the affiliate coordination and should be edited collaboratively.

Region affiliates

Affiliate Affiliate representative Choice
Wikimedia LGBT+ Bluerasberry (talk) User:Joalpe
Wiki World Heritage User Group
WikiClassics User Group
Wikimedia and Libraries User Group
Wikipedia & Education User Group Liannadavis (talk) User:Joalpe
Commons Photographers User Group Ailura (talk) User:Joalpe
Wikivoyage Association
Les sans pagEs
Wiki Cemeteries User Group
Wikimedians for Sustainable Development
WikiWomen's User Group SAgbley (talk)
Wikimedia Medicine
Wikisource Community User Group
Tremendous Wiktionary User Group
WikiJournal User Group
Wikiesfera Grupo de Usuarixs
Wikimujeres Grupo de Usuarias
Black Lunch Table Wikimedians
Para-Wikimedians Community User Group
Wikimedians for Offline Wikis
Wikimaps User Group
Whose Knowledge? Señoritaleona (talk) User:Señoritaleona
H-GAPS User Group Eyoungstrom (talk)
MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group User:Mglaser User:Joalpe
Wikimedia Stewards User Group DerHexer
WikiBlind User Group
Wikimedia Community User Group Math
WikiToLearn User Group
Art+Feminism User Group Kiraface Señoritaleona (talk)
AfroCROWD User Group Shanluan Señoritaleona (talk)
Wikibase Community User Group
Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network User Group
Esperanto kaj Libera Scio
Wikimedia Small Projects in Spanish Galahad Joalpe

Users willing to be an Analysis Committee member


(Self nominations or nominated by others with nominee accepting)

I suggest we close this nomintation on Saturday, May 14, 00:00 UTC and then vote right here on Saturday and Sunday openly (if necessary). What do you think? --Ailura (talk) 20:25, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Bluerasberry, Ailura, Liannadavis, SAgbley, Señoritaleona, DerHexer, and Kiraface: and all affiliate reps: Hi everyone! Thank you so much to those who have kindly nominated themselves or been nominated by others. We very much appreciate your efforts and time. As Ailura suggested, we are inviting you all here to vote to choose one person who will join the Analysis Committee to represent Thematic Affiliates. You can do this by commenting below or indicate your choice at the row of your affiliate. Please kindly let us know your decision by Saturday May 21, 2022. Thanks. –YKo (WMF) (talk) 12:47, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Does anyone among us wish to volunteer to serve in this role? If so, then speak out. I am not immediately volunteering for this, but I would like to talk with a person who would, and support them in their role. Thanks. Bluerasberry (talk) 12:51, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Joalpe volunteered and Señoritaleona has been nominated by Kiraface. --YKo (WMF) (talk) 13:33, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi everyone! Just confirming that I'm willing to be part of the Analysis Committee. Señoritaleona (talk) 14:09, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks YKo (WMF), I think I correctly cast our user group's vote, but if I've done this incorrectly, please let me know! Liannadavis (talk) 21:46, 16 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. You did in proper way :)-YKo (WMF) (talk) 04:13, 17 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]



After the one week of affiliate concensus process, I can confirm that User:Joalpe has been nominated for the member of Analysis Committee representing thematic affiliates. --YKo (WMF) (talk) 02:21, 22 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]