The session of the Joint Russian-IAEA School on Nuclear Knowledge Management was held at the site of Rosatom Technical Academy in St. Petersburg from 11 to 15 October. The event was attended by 24 representatives from nine countries, including Azerbaijan, Armenia, Brazil, Egypt, Russia, Sudan, Turkey, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan.
The weekly programme focuses on specialized training in the development and implementation of nuclear knowledge management programmes in organizations whose activities are related to nuclear science and technology. Mikhail Chudakov, the Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, underlined the importance of ensuring the continuity of knowledge transfer from generation to generation for the safe and effective use of nuclear technologies in his address to the participants of the School.
During the training the international and Russian experts presented various aspects of nuclear knowledge management, such as processes and tools, problems and benefits, the impact of organizational culture, the relationship with human resource development and information technology application to preserve and exchange knowledge. In addition to lectures, the School programme included daily group work with mentors. As a result, each group presented its project on nuclear knowledge management system implementation in their organizations.
In 2019 RosatomTech was designated as the IAEA Collaboration Center in the field of Knowledge Management and Human Resource Development for Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security. The same year the first Joint Russian-IAEA School on Nuclear Knowledge Management was held within the extra-budgetary contribution of the Russian Federation to the implementation of the IAEA Technical Cooperation projects for the development of the nuclear infrastructure of newcomer countries. The organizer of 2021 Joint School was the Center for International Cooperation of RosatomTech Moscow branch.