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Network of Women for WRC-19 (NOW4WRC19)

​Monday – May 15 – 2nd launch-cycle of the mentorship programme of the Network of Women for WRC-19 (NOW4WRC19 ) open to participants of the ITU-R ​Task Group 5/1 meeting

Wednesday – May 17 – Introductory Session of Network of Women for WRC-19, a side event of ITU-R Task Group 5/1​ meeting (Wednesday 17th May at 13:00 – 14:00 at CICG (Room 18)) ​​

The mentorship programme for Task Group 5/1 participants (second cycle)

The second mentorship programme cycle starts at the Task Group 5/1 meeting to be held at ITU in Geneva in May 2017. In this cycle, the focus will be on the technical topics and processes of Task Group 5/1 in relation to the WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13.

  • If you are interested in participating in the mentorship programme and share your experience, please fill in the online form HERE​ -- OPEN NOW -- 
  • For questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact our coordinator for this meeting Ms Florence Magnier fmagnier@eutelsat.com or Dr Hanane Naciri Hanane.Naciri@itu.int
For further information about the first-cycle of the mentorship programme which opened earlier in May 2017 for participants of Working Party 4A, please visit the related website

The tri-fold brochure with more information about the mentorship programme is available HERE

What is the Network of Women for WRC-19 (NOW4WRC19)?

The intent of the NOW4WRC19 initiative is to start building capacity early on in the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) process in order to encourage a larger participation of women as delegates, chairs, vice-chairs, etc., at WRC-19. Its main objectives are:​

  • Gender balance among delegates
  • Prepare women delegates in key roles for WRC-19
  • Grow the ITU women’s community capacity and contribution      

The Network of Women for WRC-19 initiative was launched last December (2016) by the Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau, Mr François Rancy. For further information, please visit the related website

The Network of Women for WRC-19 initiative will cover main ITU-R events from now until WRC-19.
The NOW4WRC19 initiative builds on the success of the WeLead mentoring programme launched by FCC at the WRC-15. It benefits from the experience of 15 years of growing synergy between the community of women delegates in the radiocommunications sector, from the Annual Women’s Breakfast​, to the Women's Leadership Workshop at WRC-15. ​NOW4WRC19 aims to continue growing the synergy of this community and providing a forum for sharing knowledge, networking and mentoring.