Wikimedia movement affiliates

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In acknowledgment of the diversity of groups contributing to the Wikimedia movement, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees recognizes models of affiliation within the Wikimedia movement – chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups.


Map of geographic based affiliates

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As of 24 August 2021            



မေင်ႋစိင် ဆ်ုပြိုင့် Chapters Thematic organizations Wikimedia user groups

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The current Wikimedia affiliation models was developed by the Movement roles project. Development began in 2010 after discussion at the Chapters meeting 2010 and was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees on March 31, 2012. The Affiliations Committee advises and makes recommendations regarding the recognition and existence of Wikimedia movement affiliates.



မေင်ႋစိင် ဆ်ုပြိုင့် Chapters Thematic organizations Wikimedia user groups

News from the Affiliations Committee:

  • 2023-01-29 The Board of Trustees' Community Affairs Committee voted for Lorenzo Losa to be an additional AffCom liaision for the Board.
  • 2022-12-07 The Board of Trustees has adopted the revised charter for the Affiliations Committee.
  • 2022-11-30 The term of the serving AffCom members was prolonged to the end of 2023, and as per the decision of the Board of Trustees, and no elections are held in late 2022. The Board has invited AffCom to work on Affiliate Strategy.
  • 2022-08-03 The Tyap Wikimedians Proposed User Group was recognized as a Wikimedia affiliated usergroup.
  • 2022-07-11 AffCom published their standing on hubs and the role the Commitee can take in developing these new Wikimedia structures.
  • 2022-07-08 The Women in Religion User Group was recognized as a Wikimedia affiliated usergroup.
  • 2022-04-09 Joy Agyepong and Benoît Prieur have been appointed to the Affiliations Committee as new members. In addition, incumbent member Mehman Ibragimov has been re-appointed for an additional term.
  • 2022-01-14 The Affiliations Committee has officially appointed Camelia Boban as Chair, Jeffrey Keefer as Vice-Chair, Houcemeddine Turki as Secretary, and Suyash Dwivedi as Treasurer, for a one-year term.
  • 2021-12-19 The AffCom is seeking new members and advisors! Applications are accepted from January 1 to January 31. Also, everyone can share endorsement and comments for prospective members and advisors.
  • 2021-11-08 Paiwan Wikimedians User Group has been recognized as a user group for a one-year renewable period.




မေင်ႋစိင် ဆ်ုပြိုင့် Chapters Thematic organizations Wikimedia user groups


Chapters are incorporated independent non-profits representing the Wikimedia movement and supporting movement work globally, focused within a specific geography.



မေင်ႋစိင် ဆ်ုပြိုင့် Chapters Thematic organizations Wikimedia user groups

Thematic organizations are incorporated independent non-profits representing the Wikimedia movement and supporting work focused on a specific theme, topic, subject or issue within or across countries and regions.



မေင်ႋစိင် ဆ်ုပြိုင့် Chapters Thematic organizations Wikimedia user groups

User groups are open membership groups with an established contact person and history of projects, designed to be easy to form.