The current Wiki Loves Women team includes:
ISLA HADDOW-FLOOD, CO-PROJECT MANAGER
FLORENCE DEVOUARD, CO-PROJECT MANAGER
A Wikipedian since 2002, a former Chair of Wikimedia Foundation, Florence Devouard was born in France where she currently lives.
Initially trained as an Agricultural Engineer, she transitioned to non-profit leadership, intercultural project management, community building and skills transfer roles. She is a public speaker, writer, and a consultant. Above all, she loves to share her knowledge of new practices and online communities. She cares for language diversity and multicultural dialogue, and is a supporter of the open-source and free knowledge movement. In 2008, she was made a knight in the French National Order of Merit, proposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as “chair of an international foundation”.
Since 2013, Florence is the co-leader on projects related to Wikipedia, Africa and Gender, such as Wiki Loves Africa (photographic contest in Africa), Kumusha Takes Wiki (citizen journalism to collect and create freely-licensed content in Africa), and Wiki Loves Women (content liberation project related to African Women). She is the product owner and lead of two open source software: WikiFundi (an offline editing environment that mimics Wikipedia) and the ISA Tool (a multilingual, mobile-first tool to add structured data to images). She also participated as the Scientific Collaborator at SUSPI to the Wikipedia Primary School SSAJRP research programme (developing and evaluating a system to assess Wikipedia articles for primary education in South Africa). Since 2017, she leads an annual education program in French speaking Africa, the WikiChallenge African Schools (that introduces the next generation of editors to Wikipedia).
Florence is strongly engaged in the non-profit sector. Formely chairwoman of Wikimedia Foundation (US non-profit host of Wikipedia), co-founder of Wikimedia France and of Wiki in Africa (a South African-based non profit structure that operates global initiatives in support of the WikiAfrica movement), she is also on the board of several other associations in the Open Movement, such as Ynternet.org (a Swiss NGO involved in e-citizenship), the OpenFoodFact organization (the association behind the open source database of the same name) and LSC-Legal Service for Commons (a French NGO founded to act as a fiscal sponsor for organizations that develop open source software, hardware and services).
Finally, Florence is an active member of les sans pagEs (a Swiss non-profit operating to reduce the gender-gap on Wikipedia in the Francophone world).
Douglas Ssebaggala, country team lead, Uganda
Douglas is an Information Technology Profession with a passion in Open Data, knowledge, and the Open Movement in relation to advancing resilience in social, economic and well being to various communities on the National, and global development levels.
He has been involved with Wikipedia from 2014 on the Wiki Africa’s Kumusha Takes Wiki project working with the Wikipedian in Residence to activate Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap Communities in Uganda.
Douglas has previously been the team lead and project Manager on the annual one-month wiki Loves Africa contest in 2015 and 2016. He is one of the co-creators/co-founders of the Wikimedia Community Usergroup in Uganda in 2017-to-date. >> Linkedin profile
Erina Mukuta, events manager, Uganda
MaryAm Mgonja, Country Team LeaD, Tanzania
Maryam has now expanded her geographical location, as she joined the largest platform for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Seedstars, which is present in over 85 countries in the world and 25 countries in Sub Saharan Africa.
Maryam is also passionate about community work and has been a volunteer for a couple of community programs, including the most popular Wiki Loves Africa, for the past three years and now leads a Wiki Loves Women in Tanzania, a program aimed to populate Wikipedia with the stories of the unsung “Sheroes” of Tanzania. >> Linkedin profile
GEORGES FODOUOP, WIKIPEDIAN IN RESIDENCE, CAMEROON
Georges is very actively involved in various projects related to wikipedia in Africa such as Afripedia, WikiLoves Africa and training to discovery and contributing to wikipedia.
FELIX NARTEY, TEAM LEAD, GHANA
RAPHAEL BERCHIE, WIKIPEDIAN IN RESIDENCE, GHANA
OLANIYAN OLUSHOLA, TEAM LEAD NIGERIA
Olaniyan Olushola is a Nigerian Accountant, Financial Consultant,Wikipedian and co-founder of the Wikimedia User Group Nigeria (WUGN). In April 2014, he was elected Treasurer, Free and Open Source Software for Africa (FOSSFA). He started the first Wikipedia Education Program in Nigeria called “Adopt a School Series”. He is the pioneer Team Lead of WUGN who has been involved in series of community engagement to recruit volunteers. He has participated in several Wikimedia programs including but not limited to Wiki indaba 2014, #Open Africa15, Wiki Loves Africa.
He co-organized Wiki Loves Nigeria Written Contest to commemorate the 15 years anniversary of Wikipedia >> Olushola Linkedin Page
DOMINIQUE ELIANE YAO, TEAM LEAD COTE D’IVOIRE
DONATIEN KANGA, CHAIRMAN OF WIKIMEDIA USER GROUP COTE D’IVOIRE
CARINE FAMIEN, TEAM MEMBER OF COTE D’IVOIRE
EMMANUEL DABO, TEAM MEMBER OF COTE D’IVOIRE
Emmanuel Dabo is a PhD candidate in Information and Communication Sciences. “Social Media and Citizenship” is the theme of his research. Furthermore, he is Communication Director of Studio Futuris, and also Communication Assistant at the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d’Ivoire, part of the Africa One program.
His encounter with Wikimedia goes back to approximately 3 years. He considers it as a “citizen” project, for it gives individuals the opportunity to promote free knowledge and thus contribute to strengthening the intellectual abilities of everyone.
Member of Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d’Ivoire, he is involved in the communication working group of the association. He was the former General Secretary of the Coordination Committee. Emmanuel is amonf the elected ones who coordinate the Wiki Loves Women project in Côte d’Ivoire. >>Profile LinkedIn
OYEYELE “SAM” OLORUNTOBA, TEAM MEMBER OF NIGERIA
Oyeyele Oloruntoba is an Engineering undergraduate and a budding multimedia entrepreneur, with keen interest in photography and filmmaking. He has been a wikipedian since 2011 and he is a founder-member of Wikimedia User-Group Nigeria (WUGN), currently serving as the Outreach Coordinator for the group. He has participated and helped coordinate several Wikimedia Projects, events and workshops in Nigeria, some of which include: WikiLovesAfrica 2015, Wikipedia at 15, and WikiLovesNigeria 2016, amongst others.