Co-Founder • Co-Executive Director • Scientific Committee Chair


A Wikipedian since 2002, a former Chair of Wikimedia Foundation, and a founding member of Wikimedia France, Florence Devouard was born in France where she currently lives. She is a free knowledge advocate, a public speaker, and a consultant. Above everything, 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. She is or was on the board of several non profit organizations such as WikiFranca,, Open Food Facts etc.

In 2016, Florence and Isla decided to create Wiki in Africa and have been co-leading since then. Since 2022, Florence is also a Wikipedian in Residence at World Intellectual Property Organization.