|Mr Kwaku Aning
Deputy Director General
Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation
DDG - TC Speeches
|Ms Ana Raffo-Caiado,
Director - Division of Programme Support and Coordination
Ana Claudia Raffo-Caiado, born in Brazil, holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications, a Masters in International Relations and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Before joining the IAEA in 2013, Ana Claudia Raffo Caiado worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States. For the past ten years she supported the U.S. DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the International Nuclear Safeguards and Engagement Program (INSEP). She served as INSEP’s Regional Leader for South America managing technical cooperation projects with Argentina, Brazil and the Brazilian–Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC). She also provided support to other DOE foreign collaboration programs, including projects with Europe, and worked at the Brazilian National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN).
|Mr Dazhu Yang
Director - Division for Africa
The IAEA Member States in Africa are making great efforts and progress in developing technical, managerial and institutional capacities to maximise the benefits of the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology for tangible socioeconomic development. The Agency Technical Cooperation programme in the region focuses on supporting the Member States in achieving strategic national and regional goals such as increased food security, improved health services and better water resources management, meeting energy needs, as well as enhanced nuclear and radiation safety infrastructure. The Agency will further strengthen global partnerships around major thematic programmes involving key regional stakeholders and international partners, in order to contribute jointly in the sustainable development of the Member States in the region.
|Mr Ali Boussaha
Director - Division for Asia and the Pacific
Dr. Ali Boussaha is a nuclear scientist. He holds a Doctorate degree from the Centre of Nuclear Research and Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, and a PhD degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. Before joining the IAEA’s Department of Technical Cooperation in 1992, Dr. Boussaha held various senior positions in his country, including Director of the National Nuclear Centre. He launched and supervised several educational and training programmes in various areas of nuclear science and technology in his country, and participated in the planning and implementation of nuclear technology infrastructure development projects. From 1992 to 2011, Dr. Boussaha led the IAEA’s TC programme for Africa. In February 2012, he was appointed as Director of the Division for Asia and the Pacific.
|Mr Manase Peter Salema
Director - Division for Europe
Dr. Manase Peter Salema, a Tanzanian, has a wealth of knowledge within the IAEA, and with international and managerial experience, including a significant science background. He has great international experience in the application of nuclear technology in many fields as well as dealing with strategic and policy issues of science and technology for development. Dr. Salema has been with the IAEA since 1990, serving in various positions including Deputy Director of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. Dr Salema has been working with TC Department since 2002, and his appointments as Director have covered the regions of Africa, Asia and the Pacific and now Europe.
|Mr Luis Carlos Longoria Gandara
Director - Division for Latin America
Dr. Longoria holds a Master’s degree from Surrey University, United Kingdom, in nuclear technology and a Doctorate in nuclear physics from Imperial College, London. He joined the IAEA in February 2012 prior to which he was Director of Scientific Research at the Mexican Nuclear Research Institute. In this capacity he was responsible for directing and developing scientific and technological research in nuclear and non -nuclear applications. He has published a large number of scientific papers and has given presentations of his work at many international scientific conferences and symposiums. He is a member of his country’s prestigious Engineering and Science academies.