21 April 2020. Newsletter #3, released today, covers activities and events under Project MC 5.01/15 B that took place in the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. A sub-regional training, conducted by experts from Bulgaria and South Africa for 33 participants from radiation protection authorities and other national institutions of Zambia and Zimbabwe, held in Livingstone in December 2019. A round-table discussion, convened by the ISTC and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) during the 2020 International Conference on Nuclear Security that took place under the aegis of IAEA in Vienna from 10 through 14 February. Representatives of the national nuclear and radiation protection authorities of Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya provided their national perspectives on the potential of regional cooperation in securing improvement of the current legal regimes, institutional settings and international safeguards obligations of the neighbouring countries of the region of Southern Africa. During an one-day capacity development workshop on the safety and safeguards of nuclear transportation, organized by ISTC and the SADC Secretariat, over 70 participants from ministries responsible for energy, natural resources and environment got acquainted with the key principles of nuclear safety, security and safeguards and discussed challenges and opportunities for nuclear energy and nuclear applications in Africa.
The Newsletter #3 contains a short chronology of the last three joint meetings of the SADC Nuclear Regulators’ Network and the Project’s Steering Committee, as well a summary of the Project’s results so far.
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