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Network of Women for WRC-19 (#NOW4WRC19)

 

  • NOW is launching a series of interviews with leading women and men in Radiocommunications to give insights, to tell their stories and to show why more women should join this exciting field.

Please see ITU Blog HERE
Photos of the CPM19 -2 Introductory Session of Network of Women for WRC-19​ HERE
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  • Friday - February 22, 17:30 - 18:00 - Second Session of Network of Women for WRC-19, a side event of CPM19-2 meeting (Lobby 2, CCV).  
  • Tuesday - February 19, 17:00-17:30 - Introductory Session of Network of Women for WRC-19, a side event of CPM19-2 meeting (Room 5+6, CICG).
  •  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wednesday – February 13 – Launch of a new mentorship programme within the Network of Women for WRC-19 (NOW4WRC19) open to participants of the ​CPM19-2 meeting in Geneva.

The mentorship programme for CPM19-2 participants

The mentorship programme will open at the CPM19-2 meeting to be held in Geneva in February 2019. In this edition, the focus will be on the technical topics and processes in relation to the WRC-19 Agenda items. This programme will start at the CPM19-2 and continue continue until WRC-19.

If you are interested in participating in the mentorship programme and want to:

    • Be informed: a brochure with more information is available HERE
    • Register: please fill in the online registration form HERE -- CLOSED  -- 
    • To Follow us: on twitter #NOW4WRC19

For questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact our facilitator on site or our coordinators:

Dr. Hanane Naciri (Hanane.Naciri@itu.int ) - ITU
Ms Jennifer Manner (Jennifer.Manner@echostar.com) - Echostar
Ms Luciana Camargos (lcamargos@gsma.com) - GSMA   

What is 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 December 2016 during WRS-16​. For more details please see HERE.

Recent activities

  • ITU-R Study Group Meetings
    • ​During 2018 several sessions and mentorship programmes cycles were organized in the context of Working Party 4A, in February 2018 and in July 2018 at Geneva link; and in the context of Task Group 5/1 meetings, in January, May and August 2018 at Geneva -- link. Further in this context, a social event was organized at the CERN site in collaboration with the CERN women group. Photos from CERN Visit
    • ​During 2017 several sessions and mentorship programmes cycles were organized in the context of Working Party 4A, in May 2017 at Geneva; and in the context of Task Group 5/1 meetings, at Abu Dhabi in September 2017, at Geneva in May 2017 -- link.
  • WRC-19 Regional Preparatory Meetings
    • Introductory session were organized during WRC-19 regional preparatory group meetings : “The 23rd Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) meeting” (Marrakech, Morocco, April 2018). The 1st NOW session in a regional group meeting, co-organized by ITU, the ASMG group and the host agency ANRT(Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications) Morocco. HACA (High Authority for Audio-visual
      Communication) Morocco participate and contribute to this session. link
    • Introductory session were organized during WRC-19 regional preparatory group meetings : “The 2nd meeting of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) WRC-19 Preparatory Working Groups” (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, June 2018).
  • ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar (RRS-Arab) in Oman
    • Introductory session were organized during RRS-Arab-17 in December 2017 in Oman: sharing information, experiences and pieces of advice between participants focusing on the work and WRC preparatory process in Arab regions.
  • WSIS 2018
  • Other related activities
    • The Network of Women for WRC-19 (NOW) initiative was launched by François Rancy, Director of ITU's Radiocommunication Bureau, during the 2016 World Radiocommunication Seminar (WRS-16)  in Geneva from 12 to 16 December 2016.
    •  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) organized a mentorship program at the session of the ITU Council May 25-June 2, 2016 in Geneva ​ link
    • The WeLead mentoring programme  launched by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  at the WRC-15 November 2015 in Geneva ​​link
    • Empowering Women in Radiocommunications Negotiations -  Leadership Workshop for delegates attending the RA and WRC-15,  1 November 2015 at ITU HQ, Geneva organized by ITU and UNITAR link​ ​
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