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Consultative Meeting of Policy-Decision Makers on the establishment of a National Strategy for Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety

16-17 December 2015, IAEA headquarters, Vienna

Purpose

The purpose of the meeting is to follow up with policy-decision makers on the initiatives taken by Member States to establish a National Strategy for Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety, in order to build sustainable infrastructures and capabilities, in accordance with the IAEA Strategic Approach and as encouraged by the IAEA General Conference.

Background

According to the IAEA “Strategic Approach to Education and Training in radiation, transport and waste safety (2011-2020)” (note 44 to the Board, September 2010) Member States are expected to establish sustainable education and training infrastructures to achieve the desired level of competence.

The sustainability will be ensured through the development and implementation of national strategies to strengthen education and training in radiation, transport and waste safety, considering the needs at the national  level and optimizing the available resources across all the Member States.

In 2012-2014, twenty workshops were held in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish under the projects RAF/9/048; RAS/9/066; RER/9/109, RLA/9/070 and RLA/9/075 to support Member States to establish a national strategy for education and training in radiation, transport and waste safety according to the methodology developed by the IAEA. One of the main conclusions of these workshops was that a strong support and clear commitment of national policy-makers and relevant authorities is definitely required for an effective establishment of a national strategy.

 

Expected Output(s)

  • Commitment of participating Member States on the development of a National Strategy for Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety.
  • Experience shared among Member States on initiatives taken, challenges faced and solutions rendered to establish the national strategy.
  • Awareness raised on the need of: addressing sustainability when building competence in radiation protection and safety; optimizing national resources in complementation to IAEA’s assistance; planning human resources’ development on the basis of the actual training needs.

Target Audience

The workshop is primarily addressed to senior officials of governmental authorities and/or heads of regulatory bodies who have a lead role in establishing a national strategy for education and training in radiation, transport and waste safety.

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