Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-08-22 06:25
Location / Venue: 

Best Western Plus Meridan Hotel

As a key stakeholder in the field of radiological and nuclear incidents, the Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology (INST) participated in the regional workshop on radiological incident response plans organized by ENCO under CBRN CoE Project 60: Support the Center of Excellence of Eastern and Central Africa in Nuclear Security.

The workshop took place from 31st July to 3rd August 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya at Best Western Plus Meridan Hotel. Participants underwent guidance from ENCO experts in drafting the Radiological and Nuclear (RN) response plan, CBRN response plan and national all-hazards response plan and are expected to be able to develop a national RN response. Other Kenyan Institution involved in this exercise were the National Intelligence Service, Kenya Defence Forces, Kenya Red Cross and Radiation Protection Board.

African countries that belong to the EU CBRN Centre of Excellence (CoE) region of Eastern and Central Africa (ECA), participated workshop. These countries include Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Namibia.

The long-term goal of Project 60 is to strengthen  and harmonize the nuclear regulatory frameworks in the participating countries, to enhance their nuclear safety and security and to support their efforts to fulfil the international safeguards obligations they have assumed under a plethora  of UN and multilateral treaties and conventions, such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, the UN Security Council Resolution 1540.

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2021-08-19 06:25

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