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Florence Devouard

Wikimedia Foundation
Présidente honoraire
Former chair of Wikimedia Foundation. Co-founder of Wikimedia France and WikiAfrica, a South Africa-based non profit. Vice-Chair of Ynternet.org, and board member at Open Food Facts. With 19+ years’ experience leading non-profit organization, running projects, and teaching, Florence is advancing open knowledge through a portfolio of projects in open data, open education, open photography, and free software.
Certified Creative Commons ("CC for Educators" - summer 2020) and member of the CC Global Network.

19 years of experience in project management, online communities, participatory dynamics, knowledge sharing and commons goods in information society. Currently .Florence co-created and then manage several international projects related to Wikipedia, Africa and Women, such as Wiki Loves Africa (annual photographic contest 2014), Wiki Loves Women (closing the gender gap in Africa since 2016), WikiChallenge Ecoles d'Afrique (edu project in French speaking Africa), WikiFundi (open source software to edit Wikipedia offline), or ISA (micro-contribution tool to add structured data to Wikimedia Commons). She is also involved in several other initiatives such as "les sans pagEs" (gender gap initiative in francophone areas) or "Nos Jardins" (training photographers in the open mouvement).

Key Words: Wikipedia, Wikis, Open Source, Social Media, Community Management, Fundraising, Non-profits, Knowledge Management, Governance, Free Licensing, Community Building, Intercultural Relations, Africa, Women, Wikidata
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