Wikimedia Foundation elections/2024/Call for candidates

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Dem now gbele call for candidates: Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

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Hello all,

Dem now gbele de call for candidates give de 2024 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection from May 8, 2024 - May 29, 2024 at 23:59 UTC. De Board of Trustees dey oversee de Wikimedia Foundation ein work, den each Trustee dey serve three-year term. Dis be volunteer position.

Dis year, de Wikimedia community go vote make dem fill four (4) seats for de Foundation Board top insyd August 2024. You fi spy de timeline of de full selection process hie.


Wikimedia be global movement wey dey seek candidates from de broader community. Ideal candidates be thoughtful, respectful, community-oriented den align plus de Wikimedia Foundation mission. Candidates for think about wat experiences den perspectives dem go bring to de Board.

De Board go like make dem find perspectives den voices wey be essential buh underrepresented for wona movement insyd. Accordingly, dem go biz all candidates make dem include statements for dema application insyd wey dey speak to dema experiences insyd de world den insyd de movement den share how dose experiences equip dem make dem promote diversity, equity, den inclusion.

Trustees commitment

Trustees serve a three year term and can serve up to three consecutive terms. The expectation is that Trustees serve on at least one of the Board’s committees. The time commitment is about 150 hours per year, excluding travel. This time is not evenly spread throughout the year. The time is concentrated around meetings.

Trustees requirements

English is the language of business for the Board. Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English. Previous experience serving on a collective decision-making body, especially Boards or committees, and significant experience in Wikimedia (or equivalent) movement building and organizing are expected from candidates.


Candidates from all projects and communities who meet the criteria to become a Wikimedia Trustee are welcome to apply. Could you - or someone you know - be a good fit to join the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees? Encourage them to run for election. Candidates can find information and submit their nomination on the candidate application page. If you want to learn more about the role of Trustees or have questions, refer to this candidate resources page.

Community questions give candidates

All community members, including affiliates, are invited to submit questions for the Board of Trustees candidates to answer. From the list of questions, the Election Committee selects 5 questions for candidates to answer, which the candidates are expected to answer. The selected questions may be a combination of what’s been submitted from the community, if they’re alike or related. Questions can be submitted between May 8 - June 12 at 23:59 UTC. Learn more about how to submit your questions on this Meta-wiki page.

Best regards,

De Elections Committee den Board Selection Working Group