Congrats to Jack and Olushola! I am sure you will do a great job.

Kirill – I know this last round of recruitment started some time ago (in June?) 
– do you expect the next round to run any more quickly?



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From: Kirill Lokshin
Sent: 08 November 2017 17:03
To: Wikimedia Mailing List; Wikimedia Movement Affiliates discussion list
Subject: [Affiliates] New Affiliations Committee appointments

Hi everyone,

A bit delayed, but we are happy to share that Olaniyan Olushola and Jack Farah 
Mustaklem have appointed to the Affiliations Committee as new members.  In 
addition, three incumbent members (Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Tanweer Morshed 
and Salvador Alcantar) have been re-appointed for an additional term.

Here are Olushola and Farah, or Jack, in their own words:

Jack Farah Mustaklem:

I'm a Palestinian volunteer editor on Wikipedia from Jerusalem, and Founding 
member and  treasurer of Wikimedians of the Levant User Group, and the 
representative in Palestine. I have been a Wikimedian since 2005, editing both 
the English and Arabic Wikipedias. I have a passion for the free dissemination 
of knowledge. Most recently, I have been coordinating activities of the 
Wikipedia Education Program in Palestine, at both the high school and 
university levels. Outside of the movement, Jack is an advocate of free 
knowledge, a software engineer, and a father of three.

Olaniyan Olushola:

My name is Olaniyan Olushola, an accountant by profession, founding member and 
president of Wikimedia User Group Nigeria.[1] I am an active Wikimedian and 
member of the community with various contributions to Wikimedia projects. I 
have organized several Wikimedia project in the last few years. I organized 
Wiki Loves Africa 2015 and 2016 in Nigeria. I participated in Wiki Indaba 2014 
and WikiAfrica/OpenAfrica15,[2] a conference for Wikipedians In Residence, 
organized by WikiAfrica in Johannesburg, South Africa. I coordinated Wikipedia 
15 in Nigeria[3] and Wiki loves Nigeria Writing Contest, organized as part of 
Wikipedia @15 celebration in Nigeria.[4] I coordinated Wiki Loves Women in 
Nigeria and my work was extensively covered by multiple newspapers in 
Nigeria.[5] I coordinated Wiki Photo Tour in Nigeria through a Wikimedia 
Foundation grant support in 2016.[6] I conceptualized a media partnership 
between Wikimedia UG Nigeria and Blackface Media,[7] a radio program that runs 
every Wednesday called Time-Out with Wikipedia. I am the lead presenter on 
Wikimedia Radio and TV program. I established Wikimedia Fan Club at Lagos State 
University, University of Ibadan and Wikimedia Hub, Nigerian Institute of 
Journalism (NIJ). I am also the project coordinator for "She Can with ICT", a 
project that focus on training Nigerian female students on how to contribute to 
Wikimedia project. We are currently mentoring over twenty five potential 
editors, through Wikimedia Outreach dashboard this project. [8]

I led Wikimedia UG Nigeria to sign a partnership agreement with Goge Africa,[9] 
with the aim of improving African based articles on Wikipedia with volume of 
free images.  Presently, we have finalized a new partnership agreement with a 
WFM 91.7  [10] to broadcast Wiki Loves Women on radio  and also to create 
awareness about Wikimedia projects.

If I am not on Wikipedia, I work as consultant in the area of Software 
Deployment and Asset Management. I am married with two lovely kids. 

We anticipate starting the next round of committee appointments in December, 
and hope that everyone interested in working with Wikimedia affiliates will 
consider applying!


Kirill Lokshin
Chair, Affiliations Committee

Edward Galvez
Staff Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation


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