By ; Nahla Makled
Today at the World Radiocommunication Seminar, ITU launched NOW4WRC23, an initiative to encourage and empower more women to participate actively at the next World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23).
The main objectives of the NOW4WRC23 initiative are three-fold: to strive for gender balance among delegates, to prepare women delegates in key roles for WRC-23, and to grow the ITU women's community in terms of contributions to the crucial conference and the technical field of radiocommunications, in general.
With three years remaining until the main event, NOW4WRC23 aims to start building capacity as early on as possible in the WRC preparatory process.
An official declaration to promote gender equality, equity and parity in the work of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector was adopted during the last World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19), held last year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The Declaration highlights the need to ensure that women participate actively and meaningfully in all activities of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) to effectively advance its work.