Congrats Shola. Wish you all the best.

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On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 3:18 PM, Chris Keating <>

> 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?
> Regards,
>  Chris
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> 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!
> Regards,
> Kirill Lokshin
> Chair, Affiliations Committee
> Edward Galvez
> Staff Liaison, Wikimedia Foundation
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> Writing_Contest
> [4]
> Nigeria_User_Group/Wikipedia_at_15_Celebration_in_Nigeria/Report
> [5]
> Loves_Women/Nigeria
> [6]
> User_Group_Nigeria/Wiki_Photo_Tours/Report
> [7]
> Nigeria/Wikimedia_Radio_and_TV_Program
> [8]
> with_ict__nigeria/programs%7C
> [9]
> [10]
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