Fully Funded ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Program

Fully Funded ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Program

The « Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa » (PRIDA) project is a joint initiative of the African Union (AU), the European Union (EU) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), that enables the African continent to reap the benefits of digitalization by addressing various dimensions of broadband demand and supply in Africa and building the capacities of AU Member States in the Internet Governance space.

The ITU-managed PRIDA project would like to provide fully funded training on spectrum management for young women who are currently enrolled in their final year of studies. The training has two sessions. The first session of the training will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon where a total of 200 young women will be selected from French speaking countries in Africa.

Spectrum management is the process of regulating the use of radio frequencies to promote efficient use and gain a net social benefit. The term radio spectrum typically refers to the full frequency range from 1 Hz to 3000 GHz (3 THz) that may be used for wireless communication.

Increasing demand for services such as mobile telephones and many others has required changes in the philosophy of spectrum management. Demand for wireless broadband has soared due to technological innovation, such as 3G and 4G mobile services, and the rapid expansion of wireless internet services.


  • 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.


    All participants must:

  • Be a young women aged between 19-23.

  • Be enrolled in their
    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.

  • 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.

  • Have an advanced level of French language.

  • Strong communication, analytical and writing skills.


  • 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.

    Candidates will be invited to provide:

  • Contact information.

  • Proof of enrolment.

  • Valid copy of 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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Fully Funded ITU Empowering Women in Spectrum Management Program

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