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Sadik Shahadu

Global Open Initiative/Dagbani Wikimedians
Co-Founder/Executive Director
Accra, Ghana


My name is Sadik Shahadu from Ghana. I am a Co-founder of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group and the Global Open Initiative. I am currently serving as a regional ambassador for indigenous communities at Art+Feminism, a steering committee member of the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub, and have previously served as a volunteer on the Wikimedia project grants committee.Outside the Wikimedia community, I was a Mozilla Open Leader X fellow in 2019, working with students to create open educational resources (OER) in Ghana and currently serving as an ambassador for the Mozilla festival 2021.

Since 2020, I have served as a MozFest wrangler, working with the Mozilla foundation staff to co-designed the Mozilla festival. In 2017, I was a member of the CC Global Summit 2018 program committee and a Co-lead for the 'future of the Commons' track. I am currently a program facilitator and panel chair for the Hack4OpenGLAM at the 2021 Creative Commons Global Summit. In addition to that, I work with several open leaders and OER experts on the 'Open Education for a Better World' program as an advisory board member to support participants and also help create scholarship opportunities for students from Africa at the university of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. As a digital language activist, I work with individuals and organizations who are interested in digitizing the Dagbani language on the internet.

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