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Network of Women for WRC-19 (NOW4WRC19)

  • Tuesday – October 17 – Launch of new cycle of the mentorship programme of Network of Women for WRC-19 (NOW4WRC19) open to participants of the ITU-R Working Party 4A meeting at Geneva.
  • Monday – October 23 - Introductory Session of Network of Women for WRC-19, a side event of ITU-R Working Party 4A meeting (13:00 – 14:00 in Room G1, ITU Varembé Building, 3th floor).

Introductory Session of Network of Women for WRC-19 during Working Party 4A (Monday October 23)

The Introductory Session of Network of Women for WRC-19 will be held on Monday 23th October at 13:00 – 14:00 in Room G1 (ITU Varembé Building 3th floor) as a side event of Working Party 4A.

We are pleased to welcome in this session our guest Dr Amina Lemrini Elouahabi, President of the High Authority for Audio-visual Communication (HACA) of Morocco and Co-President of the "Gender and Media" working group within the framework of the African Communication Regulatory Authorities Network - ACRAN.

The session will be moderated by Ms Betty Bonnardel-Azzarelli.

The mentorship programme for Working Party 4A participants (cycle 2 of WP4A)

The second mentorship programme cycle starts at the Working Party 4A meeting in October 2017 to be held at ITU in Geneva. In this cycle the focus will be on the technical topics and processes of Working Party 4A in relation to the WRC-19.

  • If you are interested in participating in this mentorship cycle and share your experience, please fill in the online registration form HERE -- OPEN NOW --
  • For questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact our coordinators on site Ms Betty Bonnardel-Azzarelli (betty@ab5consulting.com) and Ms Florence Magnier (fmagnier@eutelsat.com)
  • The tri-fold brochure with more information is available HERE

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

The mentorship programme for Working Party 4A participants (cycle 1 of WP4A)

The first mentorship programme cycle started at the Working Party 4A meeting in May 2017 held at ITU in Geneva. In this cycle the focus was on the technical topics and processes of Working Party 4A in relation to the WRC-19.

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.

Kick-off session of the Network of Women for WRC-19 during Working Party 4A (May 2017)




Mr François Rancy, Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau



Mr Colin Langtry, Chief of Radiocommunication Study Groups Department, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau

                 

Moderated by Dr Veena Rawat, OC, Ph.D., Senior Spectrum Advisor GSMA, Chair of WRC-2003 and former chair of SG4 for satellite services 

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Ms Pascale Dumit, Manager of Spectrum Management and Development at SES, Chairman of the ITU-R Sub-Working Group 4A1a

Ms Giselle Creeser, Director, Regulatory at Inmarsat, Chairman of the ITU-R Sub-Working Group 4A1c



Ms Elisabeth Neasmith
, Director, Spectrum Management and Development at Telesat, Chairman of the ITU-R Sub-Working Group 4A2e.

              

Ms Brigitte Mantilleri , Director of the Equal opportunities office of the University of Geneva


 

Dr Hanane Naciri, Ph.D., Radiocommunication and Software Engineer, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau