Regional and Cooperative Agreements strengthen and enlarge the contribution of nuclear science and technology to socioeconomic development in a region.
|The African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) is an intergovernmental Agreement established by African Member States to further strengthen and enlarge the contribution of nuclear science and technology to socioeconomic development on the African continent. The scope of the AFRA activities covers a wide range of peaceful applications of nuclear techniques that contribute towards the achievement of national and regional development goals.
AFRA entered into force on 4 April 1990, following the approval of the IAEA’s Board of Governors in February 1990.
|The Regional Cooperation Agreement for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean (ARCAL) is an Agreement between most IAEA Member States in the Latin America and the Caribbean region for technical and economic cooperation to promote the use of nuclear techniques for peace and development. The ARCAL Agreement provides a framework for Member State collaboration with the support of the IAEA and other international sources of cooperation. The Agreement addresses key development priorities in the region, focusing on pressing needs related to food security, human health, environment, energy, industry and radiological safety.
ARCAL was established in 1984, and was made a formal inter-governmental agreement in 1998.
|The Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology for Asia and the Pacific (RCA) provides a framework for Asian Member States to intensify their collaboration through programmes and projects focused on the specific shared needs of its members and to promote and coordinate cooperative research, development, and training projects in nuclear science and technology.
RCA is a formal inter-governmental agreement which entered into force in 1972.
|The Cooperative Agreement for Arab States in Asia for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (ARASIA) entered into force on 29 July 2002. ARASIA, in cooperation with the IAEA, promotes and coordinates activities for training, research, development and applications of nuclear science and technology.|