RAF1008 Stakeholders Meeting

Date and time: 
Mon, 2018-06-04 15:05
Location / Venue: 

National Commission For Science, Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI) Headquarters in Nairobi

Group Photo during the stakeholders meeting held in NACOSTI on 31st May 2018

A group Photo during the stakeholders meeting held in NACOSTI on 31st May 2018


Stakeholders of the RAF1008: Supporting Radiation Technologies in Industrial Applications and Preventive Maintenance of Nuclear and Medical Equipment (AFRA) project held a consultative meeting at National Commission For Science, Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI) Headquarters in Nairobi on 31st May 2018. The meeting brought together end users on radiation technologies in order to address the deficiency of industrial troubleshooting for process optimization in Africa. The project is focused on supporting sustainable industrialization and upgrading capabilities in industrial sectors using radiation technologies and associated techniques. It is meant to carry out an operational programme to contribute to tackling regional deficiencies on industrial processes troubleshooting and optimization.

The four-year project, which is being funded by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will be coordinated by Wilson M. Kairu who is a staff at the Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology- University of Nairobi. The project will be implemented through:

  1. Knowledge transfer through appropriate training.
  2. Certification of trained personnel in Gamma-Scanning, tracers’ and nucleonic control systems’ applications (through ISTRA scheme) ensuring the quality of training and qualification of personnel •
  3. Assistance to MSs to establish their own Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) training and certification system complying with international standards •
  4. Certification of trained personnel (through ISO9712 or equivalent scheme) ensuring the quality of training and competence of NDT personnel as needed •
  5. Harmonization of NDT national certification scheme and to comply with ISO9712. •
  6. Coordinate development of NDT syllabus for Civil Engineering •
  7. Use of international data bank for distance training in cooperation with ICNDT •
  8. Planning and controlling the project with the discussion with stakeholders The IAEA will assist in the provision of training kits, technical documentation, test instruments, experts, and tools.
  9. It will also facilitate collaboration between the AFRA Member States and partners.
  10. Evaluation of the performance of each country will be reviewed during coordination meetings.

The outcome of the project at the end of the four-year time will be strengthened capacities to effectively use radioisotope and radiation techniques in industries and the establishment of a more robust framework for developing human capacities in nuclear instrumentation.





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Fri, 2036-06-13 15:05

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