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Addressing Gender Balance in Nuclear Safety and Security

Global Nuclear Safety and Security Communication Network (GNSSCOM) Webinar Series

21 March 2024

Date and time

Thursday, 21 March 2024
1:00 PM | (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

Recording →


The role of women in nuclear

Raising awareness among a varied audience, including the youth, young professionals and especially women on the important role nuclear science and technology is an important part the IAEA’s activity.

Highlighting nuclear safety and security in the peaceful applications of this advanced technology in various fields such as medicine, industry, research and development, food and agriculture is vital.

Various stakeholders — including regulators, operators, health professionals using medical uses of radiation technology — play an important role in ensuring the safety and security of nuclear technology, which is critical to ensure that people and the environment are protected from the harmful effects on ionizing radiation.

Bringing women professionals together to create a dialogue, will provide participants with a unique opportunity to engage with speakers and learn more about this important topical subject. During the webinar series, senior professionals, who are all at various stages of their careers, will share their experiences working in the nuclear field.

Women in leadership positions are role models for young professionals, especially women, who will learn how they have navigated their careers in this advanced area of science and technology.  Participants will also have a unique opportunity to hear about leadership roles, the importance of effective communication and how women do and can play an important and contributing role in the nuclear field.

In its unique mandate to accelerate and enlarge the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the IAEA is at the forefront of research and technology transfer and depends on a stable pool of qualified technical professionals to fulfil its mission. This workforce does and must include women.

This webinar aims to raise awareness for women and opportunities for them, identify and address challenges in gender balance and equality in the nuclear field.

Opening remarks

Ms Lydie Evrard, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security  


Ms Kateryna Pavlova, IAEA Office of Safety and Security Coordination
Mr Gino Moonsamy, GNSSCOM Chair


Ms Elena Buglova, Director of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Safety and Security
Mr Shaukat Abdulrazak, Director, IAEA Technical Cooperation Division for Africa
Ms Rhonda Evans, Head, Programme Development World Institute for Nuclear Security
Gino Moonsamy, NNR
Rhonda Evans, Head of Programme Development World Institute for Nuclear Securit
Khammar Mrabit, Former Director General, Moroccan Agency for Nuclear Safety and Security (AMSSNuR), Member of the Moroccan Parliament


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