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WTSA-16 WISE Event

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ITU is organizing its first Women in Standardization Expert Group (WISE) event at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly, on 30 October 2016 in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia. The event will consist of a workshop on practical skills for successful negotiations, as part of ITU-T's commitment to promoting equality for men and women delegates attending its meetings and conferences, followed by a panel discussion highlighting the experiences of leading women from the ICT and standardization fields.


The event will serve as the official launch of WISE as an active ITU group to promote gender equality within the standardization sector. It will include a professional training which will equip delegates with practical skills to capitalize on their unique strengths for successful negotiations. The event will conclude by celebrating individuals who have made valuable contributions to gender equality and the empowerment of women in the standardization sector.

Target audience

This event will bring together delegates and ITU staff attending WTSA, with a focus on heads of delegations and leaders of national standards organizations, to learn, connect and celebrate the continued efforts towards gender equality in leadership positions.


Requests of participation should be made by e‐mail at