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Strengthening cooperation with the IAEA.

Strengthening cooperation with the IAEA.

It is well known that at the 55th IAEA General Conference in 2011 a practical arrangement between ROSATOM-CICE&T, the IAEA and the OJSC Rosenergoatom Concern was signed to support embarking states in developing their national nuclear infrastructure programmes.  Since then ROSATOM-CICE&T has been positioning itself as a platform to support newcomer countries in their nuclear infrastructure development through delivering specialized training courses for decision making and medium level managers of national nuclear power programmes. This experience has been already recognized by international organizations, including the IAEA, as a significant capacity building basis that can be shared with various stakeholders beyond nuclear power programmes, for example, to those dealing with the development of non-power nuclear application. If a country without experience in nuclear technology makes a decision to introduce research reactor technology, gamma irradiation installations, accelerators or fusion driven facilities, it also meets the challenge of developing associated nuclear (not necessarily nuclear power) infrastructure.

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For this reason Dr. Richard KAMENDJE from the Physics Section, Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications of the IAEA participated in a sequence of 3 international training courses provided by ROSATOM-CICE&T for 3 different audiences:  for specialists  engaged in nuclear fuel cycle development for research reactors from Indonesia, for European specialists interested in specifics of fuel fabrication, and for managers responsible for physical security and safeguards. Following the courses Dr. Richard KAMENDJE gave a meaningful feedback to the Vice-rector of ROSATOM-CICE&T Prof. Vladimir ARTISYUK and to Mr. Yury BUSURIN (Project Office on Nuclear Infrastructure Development, Rosenergoatom Concern OJSC) on his perception on the value of the trainings and the impressions he had from ROSATOM-CICE&T corporate style of their organization and implementation. Both sides agreed to continue their cooperation in elaborating the methodology of nuclear infrastructure development to support newcomer countries introducing nuclear facilities for non-power applications.