Chris, we've made a number of changes to our internal processes in the
intervening months, which will hopefully allow us to complete the next
round much more expediently.

Regards,
Kirill

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 4:18 PM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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 <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
> Windows 10
>
>
>
> *From: *Kirill Lokshin <kirill.loks...@gmail.com>
> *Sent: *08 November 2017 17:03
> *To: *Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>; Wikimedia
> Movement Affiliates discussion list <affilia...@lists.wikimedia.org>
> *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] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_User_Group_Nigeria
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiAfrica/OpenAfrica15
> [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Loves_Nigeria/
> Writing_Contest
> [4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/Wikimedia_
> Nigeria_User_Group/Wikipedia_at_15_Celebration_in_Nigeria/Report
> [5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Wiki_
> Loves_Women/Nigeria
> [6] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:PEG/WIkimedia_
> User_Group_Nigeria/Wiki_Photo_Tours/Report
> [7] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_User_Group_
> Nigeria/Wikimedia_Radio_and_TV_Program
> [8] https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/she_can_
> with_ict__nigeria/programs%7C
> [9] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goge_Africa
> [10] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WFM_91.7
>
>
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