My motivation to join the ENA council is deeply rooted in my love for the community and my desire to contribute meaningfully to the network by helping build a safer and more inclusive community. I am committed to working together with fellow member councillors and the Europeana leadership to increase regional representation and diversity in our community by collaborating with different heritage organisations. I wish to be a local champion of the data space for cultural heritage in my region.
My name is Sadik, and I am from Ghana. I am a certified Wikipedia trainer, researcher and Brand Ambassador for the MHz Foundation and Curationist.org. I am also the executive director and co-founder of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group, a young not-for-profit organization based in Ghana and working to support the 16 Mole-Dagbani languages on Wikipedia and its sister projects.
I am the West African Indigenous Language Coordinator at Art+Feminism and a project lead for the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub. Outside Wikimedia, I serve on the advisory of the UNESCO 'Open Education for a Better World' program, a Mozilla Open Leader X fellow, a MozFest wrangler mentor and an ambassador for the Mozilla festival.
I am passionate about open-source technology, open data and open education resources (OER).
As a researcher and digital language activist, I work with individuals and organizations interested in digitizing indigenous languages and cultures on the Internet.