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ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Program 2023

ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Program 2023

ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Program 2023

Calling all female undergraduate students! We have some exciting news to share! The PRIDA project, with the aim of promoting gender diversity in the telecommunications sector, is offering a fully-funded training program on spectrum management, exclusively for 200 young women from French-speaking countries in Africa. This is a golden opportunity for aspiring female professionals to gain valuable insights and expertise in spectrum management, a critical aspect of the telecommunications industry.

The program comprises two sessions, with the first one being held in Yaoundé, Cameroon. This unique training initiative has been designed keeping in mind the needs of young Undergraduate women in their final year of studies. We believe that this training program will provide participants with the skills and knowledge they need to become successful professionals in the field of telecommunications. PRIDA is a collaboration between the African Union, the European Union, and the International Telecommunication Union to help Africa harness the power of digitalization. The project aims to improve broadband demand and supply in Africa and enhance the capacity of African Union Member States in Internet Governance. The goal of PRIDA is to empower Africa to benefit fully from the digital age.

Spectrum management is a critical aspect of the telecommunications industry and involves the regulation, allocation, and utilization of the radio frequency spectrum for various wireless communication services. Here are some important things to know about spectrum management: Spectrum is a finite resource and needs to be managed efficiently to meet the growing demand for wireless services. Governments around the world regulate the use of spectrum to ensure fair access and prevent interference between different wireless services. Spectrum management involves assigning frequencies to different wireless services, such as mobile phones, television, radio, and satellite communications. Spectrum auctions are held by regulatory authorities to allocate frequencies to different wireless providers, generating significant revenue for governments. Effective spectrum management requires ongoing monitoring and coordination to prevent interference and ensure efficient use of available spectrum. The development of new wireless technologies, such as 5G, is driving demand for more spectrum, requiring careful management and allocation to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.

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Fellowships Summary:

FellowshipsSponsor(s): ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management

Fellowships Worth:

  • Fully funded travel (location to be confirmed)
  • Reimbursements for all materials, preparation, hotel, and travel.
  • Training on spectrum management and networking opportunities.
  • Certificate of Recognition

Number of Awards: Not Specified

Study Level: Undergraduate

Nationality: French-speaking countries in Africa

Requirements and eligibility criteria for ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Program 2023:

  • Be a young woman aged between 19-23.
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of their first university degree in Telecommunication Engineering, cybersecurity, IT, computer science, data science and related fields. (Proof of enrollment will be needed).
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 and above (Proof needed).
  • Hold a valid passport.
  • Have an advanced level of French language.
  • Strong communication, analytical, and writing skills.
  • Be from one of the listed French-speaking countries:
  • Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea (Conakry), Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Tunisia.

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Application Procedure for ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Program 2023 (How to apply);

Interested applicant who wants to apply for ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Program 2023, should fill out the forms and provide the following documents

  • Contact information.
  • Proof of enrolment.
  • A valid copy of your passport.
  • CV (up to 2 pages) in one of the two languages (English or French).
  • Motivation for applying and expectations towards the training.
  • Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions and the Code of Conduct.

Application Deadline:

  • Online application submissions open: April 11, 2023.
  • Application submissions close: June 15, 2023.
  • Evaluation process: June 16- June 30, 2023.
  • Announcement of the selection: July 1, 2023.
  • Training kick-off: August 2023. (to be confirmed)

For more information visit the official website

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