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IAEA Talk is a podcast that features scientists and experts discussing issues related to nuclear science and its peaceful applications. Based in Vienna, the IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the World's Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development. Subscribe via RSS →

Epiphanie Buzzizi
21 May 2015

Meet the NLO - Rwanda

Rwanda is one of the newest Members of the IAEA family. Already the country is benefiting from the close cooperation with the Agency and is working together to solve developmental issues through the peaceful uses of nuclear applications. Epiphanie Buzzizi is the National Liaison Officer for Rwanda and this is her story.
Antonio Leao
21 May 2015

Meet the NLO - Mozambique

In Mozambique the IAEA is contributing to the economic and social development through its technical cooperation and coordinated research programmes. Projects in radiotherapy, agriculture, animal health, energy and mineral resources are being implemented. Antonio Leao is the National Liaison Officer for Mozambique.

Therry Genesis
21 May 2015

Meet the NLO - Liberia

IAEA and Liberia have a long history of cooperation in the field of agriculture, health and energy. Through this cooperation, Liberia has access to better healthcare, increased crop yields and healthy animals. Therry Genesis is the National Liaison Officer for Liberia and he explains his work.
Callist Tindimugaya
15 May 2015

Mapping the Nile Basin

The Nile Basin is a large stretch of groundwater found around the Nile River. For the countries that depend on the Nile Basin, the proper use of the water resource cannot be overstated. The IAEA is working to map the groundwater so that it can be managed better. Callist Tindimugaya, Chairperson of the project's steering committee, explains why the work is important.

8 May 2015

Building Confidence and Trust

In its ongoing effort to make nuclear power plants safer the IAEA organized series of meetings focusing on radiation protection, decommissioning and others. The 9th International Experts meeting which was held from 20 to 24 April 2015 focused on best practice examples how assessment and prognosis can contribute to building confidence and trust during nuclear and radiological emergencies.
Ebola - podcast
20 April 2015

Advancing preparedness for zoonotic disease outbreaks

The IAEA, in collaboration with FAO and WHO, is working with 13 African countries (more will join the project in the near future) to develop ways to anticipate potential zoonotic disease outbreaks like Ebola. The Agency will help these countries to obtain technologies and train virologists to identify and monitor dangerous viruses in animals and report this information to the veterinarian and medical authorities. Steve Thachet spoke to Michel Warnau, Section Head in the Division for Africa of the IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation.

11 March 2015

Strengthening Nuclear Safety

After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, the IAEA endorsed the creation of the Nuclear Safety Action Plan to strengthen nuclear safety world-wide. As part of the Plan, the IAEA hosted a meeting to discuss the importance of research and development in improving the safety of nuclear power plants.
Nuclear Safeguards
10 March 2015

Nuclear Safeguards

One of the central roles of the IAEA is to help global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. The IAEA Department of Safeguards is tasked to verify the fulfilment of States' obligation not to develop, manufacture, or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. In this way, the IAEA contributes to the maintenance and strengthening of international confidence in the use of nuclear material and technology, and therefore constitutes an essential component of the international security system.

Sécurité, Conservation et Irradiation
27 February 2015

Sécurité, Conservation et Irradiation

L'irradiation des produits alimentaires est une méthode d’assainissement et de conservation reconnue comme sûre et efficace. Elle consiste à faire traverser les aliments par des ondes ionisantes pour en détruire les micro-organismes, réduisant pour le consommateur les risques d'intoxication et le plus souvent en rallongeant la durée de conservation.
Nuclear Power Plant
13 February 2015

Understanding Nuclear Power

The Agency's projections show that nuclear power is likely to continue to grow steadily. Some countries are preparing plans to introduce and build nuclear power plants to support their growing energy needs. But is nuclear for everyone? The IAEA provides guidance and technical knowledge to countries for building safe and sustainable nuclear power infrastructure.

Last update: 21 May 2015