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International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme

30 May – 1 June 2017, Vienna, Austria


Opening Session

Mr Yukiya Amano, Director General, IAEA

His Excellency Mr Tabaré Vázquez, President, Eastern Republic of Uruguay.

Her Excellency Ms Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President, Republic of Mauritius.

Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Session 1: The Evolving IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP)

Member States’ Journey with the TCP: Achievements and Impact

Achievements and Impact of the TCP in Bosnia and Herzegovina. HE Igor Crnadak, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Achievements and Impact of the TCP in China. Yongde Liu, China Atomic Energy Authority

Achievements and Impact of the TCP in Cuba. HE Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente (CITMA)

Achievements and Impact of the TCP in Indonesia. HE Mohammad Nasir, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education

Session 2: The IAEA TC Programme: Contributing to Member States’ National Development

2-1 Human Health and Nutrition

Overview of Nuclear Applications in Human Health and Nutrition. May Abdel Wahab, IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)

→  Safe Cancer Treatment with Radiotherapy. Eduard Gershkevitsh, North Estonia Regional Hospital

→  Enhancing Cancer Management. Abdul Jalil Nordin, Universiti Putra Malaysia

→  Tissue Grafting for Human Health. Susana Margarita Petrick Casagrande, Peruvian Nuclear Energy Institute (IPEN)

→  Improving Infant and Mother Nutrition. Salimata Wade, Laboratoire de physiologie; Département de biologie animale; Faculté des Sciences et Techniques; Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD)

2-2 Food Security

Overview of Nuclear Applications in Food and Agriculture. Liang Qu, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

→  Breeding New Crop Varieties to Support Food Security. Mirza Mofazzal Islam, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA)

→  Increasing Crop Production. Pascal Houngnandan, Professeur Titulaire du CAMES en Microbiologie des Sols et Nutrition des Plantes Directeur de Microbiologie des Sols et d'Ecologie Microbienne (LMSEM)

→  Enhancing Fruit and Vegetable Safety through Pest Control. Oscar Antonio Zelaya Estradé, Programa Moscamed en Guatemala

→  Improving Livestock Production through Artificial Insemination. Yussuf Haji Khamis, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries

2-3 Clean Water and Environment

Overview of Nuclear and Isotopic Applications in Water and Environmental Management. David Osborn, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications

→  Optimizing Water Resource Development. Héctor Mario Herrera Parra, Corporación Autónoma Regional de Sucre

→  Evidence-based Water Resources Management. Hamid Marah, CNESTEN: National Center of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology

→  Protecting our Oceans from Harmful Algal Bloom. Elvira Z. Sombrito, Scientific Consultancy and Analytics Inc.

→  Climate Change and Its Impact on Water Resources. Elena Finaeva, Institute of Water Problems, Hydropower and Ecology

2-4 Innovative Solutions in Industry

Overview of Applications in Radiation Technology. Meera Venkatesh, International Atomic Energy Agency

→ Supporting Human Health through Radiopharmaceutical Production. Jair Mengatti, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN-CNEN/SP)

→ Quality Control and Inspection of Oil Pipelines through Non-Destructive Testing. David Ekoume, HYDRAC S.A

→ Innovative Solutions for Wastewater Treatment. Shijun He, Tsinghua University; Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology (INET)

→ Fostering Industrial Development through Radiation Technology. Andrzej G. Chmielewski, Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (INCT)

2-5 Energy Planning and Nuclear Power Infrastructure

Overview of Energy Planning. Irej Jalal, IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)

Overview of Nuclear Power Infrastructure. Milko Kovachev, IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)

→  Capacity Building for Nuclear Power Plant Life Extension. Osvaldo Calzetta Larrieu, Comisión Nacional De Energía Atómica (CNEA)

→  Supporting Safe Operation of Nuclear Power Plants. Aleksei Raiman, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus

→  Sustainable Energy Development. Phumzile Tshelane, The South Africa Nuclear Corporation (NECSA)

→  Building National Capabilities for Managing Nuclear Power Programmes. HE Hamad Ali Alkaabi, Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the IAEA

2-6 Radiation and Nuclear Safety Infrastructure

Overview of Radiation and Nuclear Safety. Peter Johnston, IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)

→ Upgrading Regulatory Infrastructure. HE César José Cardozo Román, Autoridad Reguladora Radiológica y Nuclear

→ Promoting Nuclear and Radiation Safety. Indah Annisa, Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN)

→ Supporting the Establishment of the Safety Infrastructure: Achievement of a Successful TC Model Project. Khammar Mrabit, Directeur Général d’AMSSNouR

→ Supporting Radiation Safety for Occupational Exposure. Shamsi-Deen B. Elegba, University of Abuja

→ Safely Managing Radioactive Wastes. Horia Grama, Nuclear Agency & Radioactive Waste (ANDR)

Session 3: Taking a Regional Approach: Cooperation to Address Common Development Issues

IAEA Modalities and initiatives for Enhancing South–South and North–South Cooperation between IAEA Member States. Luis Carlos Longoria Gandara , IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)

Example from Latin America and the Caribbean

Regional Efforts for Combating Zika Virus in Latin America. Margareth de Lara Capurro Guimarães, Universidade de Sao Paulo

Example from Africa

Addressing Water Scarcity in Africa. Callist Tindimugaya , Ministry of Water and Environment

Example from Europe

Remediation of Radiation Contaminated Lands: Experience of Europe. Iossif M. Bogdevitch, Research Institute for Soil, Science & Agrochemistry (BRISSA)

Example from Asia and the Pacific

Integrated Strategies to Address Urban Air Pollution: Experience of Asia and the Pacific. Muhayatun Santoso , Center for Applied Nuclear Science and Technology

Addressing Global Issues through Interregional Cooperation

Supporting Human Capacity Building and Education through Regional Efforts: The Case of the SESAME Project. Khaled Toukan, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC)

Session 4: Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Partnership in the TC Programme. Ana Claudia Raffo Caiado, IAEA

Examples of Successful Partnerships

→  Partnership to Fight Cancer. Nelly Enwerem-Bromson, IAEA)

→  Eradication of Rinderpest from Africa. Karim Tounkara, OIE Regional Representation for Africa

→  Addressing Food Value Chain in Indonesia. Philippe Scholtès, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Keynote Speaker: The New Dimension of Global Partnerships. Paul Ladd, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Examples of Public–Private Partnerships

i) from different regions. Suresh Pillai, Texas A&M University, National Center for Electron Beam Research

ii) Examples of Public–Private Partnerships from Malaysia, Zulkafli Ghazali, Malaysia Nuclear Agency; Chang Choy Chan, Wonderful Ebeam SDN BHD

Testimony. Ilham Akbar, Salewangang Rice Seed Breeding Company - Counterpart of National Nuclear Energy Agency

Session 5: Beyond the Horizon: Paving the Way to the Future

Keynote Speaker: Science, Technology and Innovation in Support of Development. Paul Ladd, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

Keynote Speaker: Science, Technology and Innovation, Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building for Sustainable Development. HRH Princeess Sumaya bint Al Hassan, Royal Scientific Society and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Princess Sumaya

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