Empowering Women in Radiocommunications Negotiations
Radiocommunication Assembly (RA) and the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) are major events for the Union. Both events have witnessed over 15 years of growing synergy between female delegates, with credit to the annual Women's breakfast.
To build on this successful initiative
ITU is partnering with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to organize the first Women's Leadership Workshop for women delegates accredited to the RA and WRC.
Communiqué: Developing women’s leadership skills at WRC-15 ITU and UNITAR pioneer all-day workshop for female delegates
Date and time: Sunday 1 November 2015 - 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: ITU Headquarters, ICT Discovery, Geneva, Switzerland (entrance: Montbrillant Building, The Montbrillant entrance (2 rue de Varembé).
Languages: The workshop will take place in English language, with some exercises to be facilitated in both English and French. Please note that no simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the event.
Opening remarks by:
- Mr François Rancy, Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau
- Mr Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNITAR Executive Director
Panel Discussion: Women's Leadership in Technology
The final session of the Workshop will be dedicated to a panel discussion, aiming to highlight the experience of leading women from science and technology fields. The panel will consist of a keynote address from each panel member, followed by an interactive dialogue with the female delegates participating in the workshop.
Speakers for the panel discussion:
- H.E. Ms Yvette Stevens, Ambassador of Sierra Leone
- Dr Elena Manaenkova, Assistant Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
- Dr Veena Rawat, Senior Spectrum Advisor, Government and Regulatory Affairs GSMA
- Dr Whitney Lohmeyer, Communications Systems and Regulatory Engineer, OneWeb
- Ms Julie N. Zoller, Senior Deputy Coordinator and Director of Multilateral Affairs, U.S. Department of State, former ITU RRB Member
Closing remarks by:
- Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU