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Network of Women for WRC-19 (NOW4WRC19)

​Tuesday – September 19 – Launch of new 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 in Abu Dhabi.

Thursday – September 21 - Introductory Session of Network of Women for WRC-19, a side event of ITU-R Task Group 5/1​ meeting (Thursday 21th September at 13:00 – 14:00 at Yas Marina Circuit Congress Center (Room Al-Nihal)). ​​

The mentorship programme for Task Group 5/1 participants (cycle 2 of TG5/1)

The second mentorship programme cycle starts at the Task Group 5/1 meeting to be held at ITU in Abu Dhabi in September 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 this mentorship programme cycle and share your experience, please fill in the online form HERE​ -- CLOSED -- 
  • For questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact our coordinators on site Ms Jennifer Manner (Jennifer.Manner@echostar.com) or Ms Luciana Camargos (lcamargos@gsma.com)      
  • The tri-fold brochure with more information about the mentorship programme is available here
     

If you simply want to follow this initiative, you may fill in this contact form.

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.

The mentorship programme for Task Group 5/1 participants (cycle 1 of TG5/1)

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

The coordinators for this meeting were Ms Florence Magnier fmagnier@eutelsat.com and Dr Hanane Naciri Hanane.Naciri@itu.int

The cycle has ended. If you have participated and are interested in giving feedback on the mentorship programme, please fill in the online form: for mentors HERE​ , for mentees HERE​

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