Hello Friends and Colleagues,
Thank you to everyone who supported my candidature in the board elections and also thanks to everyone who voted in this election. WMF Board elections 2021 results are now announced: https://diff.wikimedia.org/2021/09/07/results-for-the-most-contended-wikimedia-foundation-board-of-trustees-election/
The following four candidates received the most support and are going to be appointed to board after a background check:
Except for an unfavourable result, It has been a really great journey for me. I have spent hours in preparing and attending several meetings with communities arranged by the election team or individual communities. I forced myself to think of some very important questions about governance, community development and other aspects of our movement. This is really good learning for me.
I felt happy to have a good number of Indian Wikimedians who are also experienced in movement and projects to contest in this election. Although none of us could make it, I believe these efforts by candidates would ignite some necessary awareness and discussion about movement governance in the Indian Wikimedia movement.
Good wishes to the elected board members and once again thanks to everyone who voted in this election.
Thanks and Regards,