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IAEA-supported School on Radiation Emergency Management to be Held in Mexico


Participants at the IAEA School of Radiation Emergency Management take part in multiple hands-on activities. Photo taken during delivery of the School in Traiskirchen, Austria in August 2016 (Photo: S. Schönhacker).

Latin America’s second IAEA-supported School of Emergency Management opened on Monday 8 May in Mexico City. 

The School, conducted in close cooperation with the Government of Mexico through the National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards, will train more than 30 participants from 15 Latin American countries over a period of three weeks in effective implementation and coordination of emergency preparedness and response (EPR).

The School has been designed by the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre with the purpose to provide participants with comprehensive information on EPR. The course content, developed together with international nuclear and radiological EPR experts, is based on IAEA safety standards and technical guidelines.

At its delivery in Mexico City, participants will learn how to facilitate the effective implementation and coordination of EPR arrangements in their countries.

The school forms part of the IAEA’s work to help Member States build capacity in EPR.

"This School has been held four times in four countries and has consistently earned positive feedback from participants and organizers. We look forward to another intense and fruitful training event in Mexico,” said Mr Ramon de la Vega, IAEA Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

The School will be implemented with the support of the IAEA Division for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Technical Cooperation Department. The School takes place in the framework of the IAEA Technical Cooperation RLA9076 project which aims at Strengthening of National Capabilities for Response to Radiation Emergencies and is financed by the European Commission.

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