The NoW4WTDC Advisory Board​, comprising members from all the six ITU regions, is established to provide strategic guidance to the BDT Director in order to ensure success of the network. The Advisory Board will also facilitate close collaboration of the regional chapters of the network and promote synergies among the respective activities. Mo​re »​



The Mentorship Programme

The mentorship programme was opened at the TDAG-21 meeting, May 28, 2021. In this edition, the focus was on the WTDC topics and processes. This programme covered all events in preparation for WTDC, and continued afterward during the WTDC.

If you are interested in participating in the mentorship progra​mme and want to:

  • Be informed: a brochure with more information is​ available H​​E​RE​
  • Register:​ if you are not already part of the Mentorship Programme, you can now register via the online registration form “Call for me​ntees and mentors" -- Registration closed​.  
  • Contact us: for questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact the ITU facilitators (Dr. Hanane Naciri, Ms Rachel Alwala and Ms Carla Licciardello) at this email address


NoWforWTDC fireside discussions

The six fireside discussions (once a month) gave participants the chance to get inspiration from ITU’s work, kn​ow the processes and learn from other delegates as well as role models. Each fireside discussion was organized in coordination with the ITU Regional Offices to ensure members were engaged in shaping the discussion and programme.

Please find more information about the programme here (PDF).


The Network of Women (NoW) encourages gender balance in the activities leading up to the World Telecommunication Development Conference, WTDC.​



  1. build, in the medium and long term, a community where female delegates support each other, expand their network, advocate and share experience and knowledge;
  2. promote the active participation of women in the activities of ITU and the sector in general;
  3. give visibility to women and empower them for larger responsibilities in their respective delegations, at WTDC​ and in future similar platforms;
  4. encourage experienced female delegates to mentor ICT professionals in order to create a stronger base for women in the digital space.
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Past Events
  • Tuesday, 24 May 2022 - 13:00-14:00 (CEST) - firesid​e discussion: "Being a delegate in ITU: what does it imply?". ​Hosted by NoW4WTDC for Asia and the Pacific​.
    • Watch the session here
    • For more information visit here​
  • ​​​Wednesday, 18 May 2022 - 12:00-15:00 (CEST) Training for the Network of Women in ITU‑D ​in preparation for WTDC: " Enhancing the preparedness of Women at the WTDC".
    All past events can be found here

    Pre-WTDC Training for the Network of Women in ITU-D

WTDC-21 Regional NoW Events​​
Tuesday, 19 Jan​​​uary 2021
Tuesday, ​9 March 2021
Tuesday,​ ​​30 March 2021
Wednesday,​ ​​7 April 2021
Thursday, ​22 April 2021
Tuesday, ​27 April 2021

Network of Women in ITU-D

In the Spotlight

ITU-D Network of Women programme and events at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in Kigali, Rwanda.


  • Wednesday 15 June 2022, from 07h30 - 09h00 CAT - Women's Breakfast, Lemigo Hotel, 7 mins walk from the Kigali Convention Centre, by Invitation only.
  • Sunday, 12 June 2022, from 07h30 – 11h00 CAT - Walk2Connect, 7 km walkathon, from the BK Arena to Kigali Heights and back to BK Arena, open to all delegates. See the Route map and the ​transport s​ch​edule for the Walkathon.​
    • Walk2Connect was held jointly with the Kigali Car-Free Day and provided a perfect opportunity for delegates to mingle with the local community in the walkathon and to raise the awareness for a gender-responsive conference. More »​
  • Thursday, 9 June 2022, from 12h30 – 14h30 CAT - Working Luncheon, at the Square, in Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), by Invitation only.
    • Conversation over lunch, on enhancing the participation and leadership of women in policy making processes in the sector. More »​

 Network of Women in ITU-D

Mentorship Programme

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 - Registration to the Mentorship Programme have reopened! If you are not already part of the Mentorship Programme, sign-up as a mentor or mentee by filling in the online registration form “Call for mentees and mentors" - Registration closed