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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 →

6 October 2015

Nuclear Energy in Africa

Countries around the world are preparing or considering nuclear power programmes. Most of them are in developing countries. Around a third of them are in Africa. Governments across the continent are seeking ways to enhance their energy production. Nuclear power is one available option.
22 September 2015

Bridging the Gender Gap

During the General Conference, the IAEA hosted a side-event to look at the trends of youth retention in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; known as the STEM fields. Steve Thachet spoke to the Deputy Director General of the IAEA and Head of the Department of Management, Janice Dunn-Lee on how to encourage young female students to take up science and the importance of having more women in the nuclear industry.

18 September 2015

Spotting the Potentials

Alice Cunha da Silva from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro has won the first place in the World Nuclear University’s (WNU) Nuclear Olympiad. The award ceremony was hosted by the IAEA during the Agency’s annual General Conference. Alice’s research focused on the further use and development of medical radioisotopes. She spoke to the IAEA’s Steve Thachet about her studies and ways to encourage young people, especially women, to embark on a career in science.
16 July 2015

Preventing Outbreaks

Animals and birds can carry highly contagious diseases around the world and cause disease and death in livestock and humans. The IAEA and FAO, with the support of the UN family is working on ways to improve diagnostic capacity of countries with the help of nuclear techniques. These techniques are being used in the efforts to prevent outbreaks like Avian Flu in West Africa and Peste Des Petits (PPR) in Middle East, Asia and Africa.

6 July 2015

Improving Yields with AquaCrop Model

In 2009, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations produced the Aquacrop model software. Developed by a team consisting of international experts, FAO and the IAEA, the Aquacrop model is used to calculate the yields of herbaceous crops, and is particularly suitable where water is scarce.
1 July 2015

Finding the Link

The Agency is working with scientists to understand the relationship between the Helicobacter pylori bacterium found in the human stomach and nutritional status. In previous studies, results indicated that this bacterium might influence the absorption of some essential micronutrients. If the scientists are able to find the mechanisms to connect the two together it would help policy makers to better improve the nutritional status of the population.

15 June 2015

La seguridad es la clave

La radiación tiene múltiples usos en el campo de la medicina, aunque si ésta no se administra de forma correcta, puede ser perjudicial. El OIEA está trabajando con los Estados Miembros de América Latina y el Caribe para fortalecer la regulación y protección radiológica de los hospitales. Jesús Carrillo Castillo habló con el Viceministro de la Secretaría de Salud Pública de Honduras, el Dr. Francis Contreras.
3 June 2015

Increasing Harvest in Seychelles

Farmers in Seychelles are reaping the benefits of nuclear science by growing healthier and bountiful crops. The IAEA is collaborating with the government of Seychelles to introduce nuclear techniques and technology that will help preserve soil and improve irrigation. Jean-Paul Geffroy is the manager and owner of the Geffroy’s Farm. Hear his story about how the IAEA projects have helped his farm, and beyond.

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.

Last update: 8 October 2015