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Mr Kwaku Aning
Deputy Director General
Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation

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Ms Ana Raffo-Caiado,
- Division of Programme Support and Coordination
Ana Claudia Raffo-Caiado, born in Brazil, holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications, a Masters in International Relations and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Before joining the IAEA in 2013, Ana Claudia Raffo Caiado worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States. For the past ten years she supported the U.S. DOE, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the International Nuclear Safeguards and Engagement Program (INSEP).  She served as INSEP’s Regional Leader for South America managing technical cooperation projects with Argentina, Brazil and the Brazilian–Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC).  She also provided support to other DOE foreign collaboration programs, including projects with Europe, and worked at the Brazilian National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN).
Ms Nelly Enwerem-Bromson
- Division of Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy
Maria Manuela (Nelly) Enwerem-Bromson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and African Studies from Wellesley College, USA and a Master of Arts Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, also in the USA. Prior to joining the IAEA in January 2014, Nelly Enwerem-Bromson worked in strategic policy development, partnerships and resource mobilization at the World Health Organization for 11 years, in its regional offices for Africa and South-East Asia, as well as at Headquarters in Geneva. Nelly Enwerem-Bromson came to the United Nations after years in national service, as adviser to the President, the Attorney-General and the Minister of State Reform of Portugal. She has also worked as an international investment banker in London and a Professor of International Relations and Development.
Mr Dazhu Yang
- Division for Africa
Before joining the IAEA, Dr Dazhu Yang held various senior positions in China, including Director General for International Cooperation, China Atomic Energy Authority, and Minister-counsellor of the Permanent Mission of China to the IAEA. He has a broad knowledge of nuclear science and technology and rich experiences in international nuclear cooperation. He was Alternate to the Governor of China to the IAEA Board of Governors, Member of the Policy Group of the Generation IV International Forum, Member of the Council of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor as well as National Liaison Officer for IAEA technical cooperation and National Coordinator for the Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (RCA) and the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia. He also worked at the Institute of Nuclear Energy and Technology of Tsinghua University for ten years as a researcher and Associate Professor. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Separation Engineering, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Chemistry. From 2009 to 2012, Dr Yang was Director of the Division for Asia and the Pacific, and in February 2012 he took up his current position as Director of the Division for Africa, Department of Technical Cooperation.
Ms Najat Mokhtar
- Division for Asia and the Pacific
Dr Najat Mokhtar is from Morocco. She has a Doctorate degree in Diet and Nutrition from the University of Dijon, France, and a PhD degree in physiology and nutrition  from Laval University, Canada. Dr Mokhtar completed her post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University , USA as a Fulbright fellow. Before joining the Agency, Dr Mokhtar was the Director of Sciences at the Hassan II Academy of Science &Technology in Morocco.  She led the Nutrition section at the IAEA from August 2012 to October 2014 and served as technical officer from 2001-2007.
Mr Manase Peter Salema
- Division for Europe
Dr. Manase Peter Salema, a Tanzanian, has a wealth of knowledge within the IAEA, and with international and managerial experience, including a significant science background. He has great international experience in the application of nuclear technology in many fields as well as dealing with strategic and policy issues of science and technology for development. Dr. Salema has been with the IAEA since 1990, serving in various positions including Deputy Director of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. Dr Salema has been working with TC Department since 2002, and his appointments as Director have covered the regions of Africa, Asia and the Pacific and now Europe.
Mr Luis Carlos Longoria Gandara
- Division for Latin America
Dr. Longoria holds a Master’s degree from Surrey University, United Kingdom, in nuclear technology and a Doctorate in nuclear physics from Imperial College, London. He joined the IAEA in February 2012 prior to which he was Director of Scientific Research at the Mexican Nuclear Research Institute. In this capacity he was responsible for directing and developing scientific and technological research in nuclear and non -nuclear applications. He has published a large number of scientific papers and has given presentations of his work at many international scientific conferences and symposiums. He is a member of his country’s prestigious Engineering and Science academies.

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