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Fully Funded Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Programme

PRIDA Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Training

Women Empowerment Programme: The “Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa” (PRIDA) project is a collaboration between the African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to help the African continent reap the benefits of digitalization by addressing various aspects of broadband demand and supply in Africa and building the capacities of AU Member States in the Internet Governance space.



The ITU-managed PRIDA initiative would like to provide fully paid spectrum management training to young women in their final year of study. The training consists of two sessions. A total of 200 young women from French-speaking African countries will be chosen for the first session of the program. A total of 200 young women from English-speaking African countries will be chosen for the second session. The location has not yet been determined.



Objective

  • To train young women on spectrum issues.
  • To develop awareness and basic competencies in spectrum management.
  • To motivate trainees in their studies with spectrum issues.



Benefits and Training Duration

  • 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.

Duration of the training: One week.



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Eligibility

All participants must:

  1. Be a young woman aged between 19-25.
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of their first university degree or graduate degree in Telecommunication Engineering, cybersecurity, IT, computer science, data science, and related fields. (Proof of enrollment will be needed).
  3. Have a GPA of 3.5 and above (Proof needed).
  4. Hold a valid passport.
  5. Have an advanced level of English and/or French language.
  6. Strong communication, analytical, and writing skills.



Eligible Countries

Be from one of the listed countries:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.



Online application procedure

Fill out this form.

Candidates will be invited to provide:

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

The deadline for submissions is set for 11:59 pm EAT on 15 June 2023.



Timeline

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.

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