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CNREP 2018 Announcement of Finalists

Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies Symposium 2018

Meet the five finalists of the CNREP 2018 Young Innovative Communicators Competition! Watch their final presentations on 4 October, Board Room A, from 14:00. For the provisional programme, click here.

Karima, Elfina Marchantia (Indonesia)

Graduate, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with concentration in Biochemistry
Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

“I entered this competition because I have a great interest in both nuclear chemistry and telecommunication technology. Other than that, realizing the importance of communication during nuclear and radiological emergencies, I hope to contribute through this competition to the development of effective communication tools.”


Muhammad, Hassamuddin (Pakistan)
Civil Engineer
Founder, RASAI Technologies

“Innovative solutions to emergency communication are important because conventional methods can be expensive and may  soon becoming obsolete. By attending the Symposium, I look forward to learning how innovations can be materialized in an effective way to reach the maximum number of people.”

Ree, Samantha Mary (United Kingdom)

Technical Graduate Scheme, Chemical and Process Modelling Team
National Nuclear Laboratory, United Kingdom

“I often hear about the recent developments in technology, but I hadn't given thought to their application to assisting in nuclear emergencies until I saw the advertisement for the competition—which got me thinking. I think that innovative solutions are important to emergency communication as it is often in these scenarios that confusion and panic cloud logic. In addition to this, the number of the public seeking information surges depending on their location and background.”

Samonte, Paoloregel (Philippines)
Student, Master’s Degree in Sustainability Science
United Nations University, Japan

“I believe in the power of clear and effective communication in containing crisis. Now working on the impacts of natural disasters on family and community levels for my Master’s thesis, I think that media practitioners are in a formidable position to influence individual responses to emergency situations. Hence, they should always strive to come up with innovative, context-sensitive ways to communicate disaster messages.”

Ward, Shamar Akio (Barbados)
Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
University of The West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
Programmer, Caribbean Examinations Council

“As a technology developer who seeks to solve problems with the use of technology, both employing the use of software and hardware, my main goal at the Symposium would be to highlight some of the major challenges being faced when communicating emergencies to the public and to learn about the currently employed communication methods. Additionally, I want to learn about IAEA’s plans for enhanced communication to the public during emergencies.”


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Some of the answers have been edited for length and clarity.

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