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Webinar Series: Education as a Key to Addressing The Gender Equality Gap in Nuclear Security Globally

22 November 2022

Date and Time

Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Time: 14.00 Vienna (Austria)

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The IAEA Division of Nuclear Security launched the Women in Nuclear Security Initiative (WINSI) in March 2021 with the mission to establish the IAEA as a leading global voice for gender equality in the nuclear field, in contribution to the IAEA’s Director General vision. WINSI aims to promote and strengthen the involvement of women in nuclear security and related fields worldwide as well as to enhance the attractiveness of nuclear security jobs and careers to women, especially for the next generation.

To support this initiative, WINSI has organized and hosted in 2021-2022 the following webinars:

In the beginning of 2022, WINSI, in partnership with four renowned international universities, announced four webinars with the aim to establish an international forum where knowledge on existing programmes and opportunities in nuclear security education will be shared. This series of webinars aims to also connect students (women and men) with their peers and experts worldwide. The quarterly webinars will focus on the role of education as a key to developing and promoting more young women in the field of nuclear security. Each webinar will provide the opportunity to learn about existing nuclear security education programmes in a specific region of the world.

Starting from the Asia and the Pacific region, Amity University in India co-hosted the first webinar on 7 March 2022 by inviting experts and students from the region to share their experiences and discuss how the regional nuclear security educational programmes contribute to the increase of women representation in this field. The second webinar, co-hosted by Purdue University in the USA on 8 July 2022, focused on nuclear security programmes and initiatives in North and South America. The third webinar was co-hosted by Mansoura University in Egypt on 20 September 2022 and shared programmes and initiatives in Africa and the Middle East.

This last webinar of this series will focus on nuclear security education programmes and initiatives in Europe and is co-hosted by Hertie School in Germany.  


The objectives of the International Nuclear Security Education Webinar Series are to:

  • Provide an overview of nuclear security education programmes offered by the host university and in Europe;
  • Provide an overview of the IAEA’s programme of assistance to Member States in capacity-building;
  • Enhance the attractiveness of studying and pursuing careers in the field of nuclear security;
  • Discuss career opportunities for women in nuclear security;
  • Share the experiences of young generation and address their expectations;
  • Facilitate sustainable capacity-building, cross-learning and knowledge-sharing in the field of nuclear security.

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