A two-week Interregional Training Course: Joint ROSATOM-IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School Focusing on Nuclear Infrastructure Development (NEM-School) started on 4 September, 2017 on the premises of the Saint-Petersburg branch of the Rosatom Technical Academy – Rosatom Tech (former ROSATOM-CIECE&T). The School is a second event in the series of events organized in 2017 by the IAEA in collaboration with the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” in the framework of special Agreement between Rosatom and the IAEA concerning extrabudgetary contribution to the implementation of the Technical Cooperation Projects on Nuclear Infrastructure Development. The Agreement was signed in spring this year with the planning to implement 6 events, the first having been completed on 1 September, 2017.
The present NEM-School itself is the second edition of the school that was initiated in 2016 as the First NEM-School in Russia. The objectives of the NEM-School is to help middle managers and specialists involved in nuclear infrastructure development in building managerial and technical competences essential for establishment of national nuclear energy programmes, particularly in newcomer countries that seek to develop nuclear power with large reactors as well as with small and medium size reactors.
Totally 29 representatives of 16 countries (Argentine, Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, Hungary, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Viet Nam, Russian Federation) participate in the event. The NEM-School consists of a series of topical sessions with lectures, case studies and practices delivered by leading experts from IAEA and Rosatom as well as by external experts from industrial enterprises involved in nuclear power projects.
The second edition of the NEM-School is largely based on the adaptive synergetic organizational culture of the IAEA – the practices and tools developed in the IAEA Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM) Section are used to highlight the subject areas of the Milestones Approach developed in the IAEA Nuclear Infrastructure Development Section (NIDS) and practical cases from the side of Rosatom.
Mr D. HAHN -Director, Division of Nuclear Power on behalf of the IAEA DDG-NE office opened the School with presentation on the current status and activities of the IAEA and the role of nuclear technologies in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Nuclear energy basic principles were reviewed by Mr M.KOVACHEV Head of NIDS followed by presentation on the status of nuclear technology development in Russian Federation and national nuclear development programmes in Member States represented by the NEM School participants.