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International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management and Human Resources Development: Challenges and Opportunities

Postponed to 2023

Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management and Human Resources Development 2022


» Extended Conference Deadlines →

It has been decided to postpone this conference and for it to now be held in 2023. All existing paper submissions and registration applications remain valid, registered participants will receive further updates as soon as the new dates are confirmed.

Development and management of human resources in the nuclear field is one of the crucial factors for its safety and sustainability. Many of the challenges that influence human resources development (HRD) are common to countries that are operating, expanding or developing nuclear power programmes. They also affect countries hosting research reactors, radioactive waste management and fuel cycle facilities.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supports Member States in improving their capabilities to develop and maintain a competent workforce and in ensuring that critical knowledge and skills are transferred in all phases of the life cycle of nuclear facilities.

The conference programme has been developed using an integrated approach to human resources development and nuclear knowledge management (NKM) to better serve the needs of Member States.


The objective of the conference is to review developments in the global situation relating to Human Resource Development (HRD), Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) and human capacity building and consider the current and future challenges and opportunities. It will provide participants with practical solutions that they can use at organizational, national, and international levels to develop and maintain the human resources needed to support safe, secure and sustainable nuclear power programmes.

Various issues related to specific human competencies, methodological or process knowledge and technology-related knowledge management will also be addressed.

Lessons Learnt from HRD & NKM ongoing activities during the response to the Covid-19 pandemic will also be considered.


The following topics will be covered at the conference sessions:

Session 1: Nuclear Knowledge Management towards Net-Zero-Challenges, Opportunities & Achievements

This session will address strategies and policies to support NKM methodologies and implementation approaches, as well as ESG Programs towards Net-Zero-Challenges, Opportunities & Achievements for nuclear industry & knowledge management. It will include discussions of knowledge management across the nuclear facility life cycle and within nuclear regulatory organizations. Knowledge management for nuclear science and non-power applications, and nuclear technology research, development and innovation will also be addressed.

Session 2: Learning and Development for Human Resources in post COVID era diversity & attraction of young professionals

This session will discuss nuclear education and outreach, including how to build a learning culture in nuclear organizations, human centric approach in nuclear industry, human resources planning to support building and maintaining a workforce, competency mapping and management, training, certification and continued professional development. It will address performance, monitoring and improvement, roles and responsibilities related to human resources and leadership functions within nuclear organizations, as well as networking and technical communities of practice. The session will also include discussions of the climate decade - L&D collaborating to build Solutions & Opportunities for Transformational Action by 2030, ‘Lead by Example’ & Harnessing Innovation: diversity & attraction of young professional in nuclear industry, as well as pandemic lessons learnt: online collaboration & distributed teams management and gender balance: statistics, leadership & STEM attraction.

Session 3: Digital Transformation to support HRD and NKM

This session will address the use of digital tools and technologies to support education and training of a nuclear workforce, including plant information models. It will also explore ways to plan and improve the digitalization strategy, smart digital tools to enhance existing training programmes or support the establishment of new programmes, start-up settings & innovations projects acceleration in nuclear industry, and digital technologies with the potential to transform industry and businesses.

Session 4: Nuclear Information Management

This session will cover issues associated with information management, particularly the use of technology to support new trends in information, records and data management. It will include discussions on managing big data for analytics and transformation, exploring data disruption and predictive analytics as digital information management tools, as well as skills and culture in nuclear data-based management.


The conference will bring together education and training specialists, staff of utilities, research and design organizations, regulatory bodies, manufacturing and service companies, as well as relevant decision makers in Governments.

International Student Competition

To foster the interest of young people in nuclear technology and to promote discussion on the impact of nuclear technology in addressing climate change, the conference will feature a Student Video Contest entitled “The role of nuclear technology in addressing climate change”. 

Key Deadlines and Dates

  • 15 March 2022 (extended) Submission of abstracts, including Forms A, B and C, through official channels to the IAEA
  • 19 April 2022 Notification of acceptance of abstract
  • 20 May 2022 Electronic submission of full paper

Conference app

The IAEA Conferences and Meetings App provides a one-stop access to information on the Conference, exhibitions and scheduled side events. The app also allows users to put together their own personalized schedule of events. Via this app participants will be able to view contributed papers and the latest conference programme, message other participants, and view PowerPoint presentations released after the event. Participants will receive an email inviting them to register for the app approximately one week before the conference.

For iPhone or iPad users, get your free download through the Apple iTunes Store; those with Android devices can visit the Google Play Store.

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