Empowering Women in Spectrum Management: A Fully Funded Training Opportunity

Application deadline: May 11, 2023

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.