The “Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa” (PRIDA) project, a collaboration between the African Union (AU), the European Union (EU), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), aims to improve the capacities of AU Member States in the area of Internet Governance so that the African continent can benefit from digitalization.
Young women who are presently enrolled in their last year of studies would want to get completely paid training on spectrum management under the ITU-managed PRIDA initiative. Two sessions make up the training. 200 young women will be chosen from French-speaking nations in Africa for the inaugural training session, which will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
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.
- 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)
- Fill out this form.
- 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.
- The deadline for submissions is set for 11:59pm EAT on 15 June 2023.