• 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"​.

  • ​​​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". You ca​n register here.
  • 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​. For more information and registration visit here​



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 »​


NoWforWTDC fireside discussions

ITU is delighted to announce the call for active participation in the NoWforWTDC fireside discussions!

The six fireside discussions (once a month) will give 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 will be organized in coordination with the ITU Regional Offices to ensure members are engaged in shaping the discussion and programme.

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



The Mentorship Programme

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

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

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  • 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 now4wtdc@itu.int


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
  • Thursday - 28 April 2022:  Regional events and fireside discussions for Girls in ICT Day 2022 celebration powered by Network of Women for WTDC -- More information can be found here.
  • 8 March 2022: Break the bias through the Network of Women -let’s hear from the NOW Advisory Board members -- Why is International Women’s Day important to you?
  • Friday 16:00-17:00 (CET) - 18 March 2022 - 4th firesid​e discussion : "Role models: What does it mean being involved in international negotiations?” - You ca​n register here
  • Thursday  - 3​ February 2022 - 3rd fireside discussion : 'Discussion on the importance of professional networking and gaining outside perspectives - a delegate's view​. 
  • 1 December 2021 - The Network of Women (NoW4WTDC) Fireside Discussion “How can ITU serve our membership ?", Hosted by NoW4WTDC Arab States. 
  • 12 November 2021 - Building a Network of Women: Partnerships and progress in our work to close the gender digital divide, a side event of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG-21/2) meeting. 

  • 19 October 2021- The Network of Women (NoW4WTDC) Fireside Discussion “What do you need to know about ITU: An introduction to ITU-D", Hosted by NoW4WTDC Europe
  • 9 September 2021 –  Europe Regional Event

  • 24 June 2021– Network of Women for WTDC,  a side event during the 2021 Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-21)

  • ​28 May 2021– Network of Women Sessiona side event of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG-21) meeting. Webcast Live, Webcast Archive

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