2nd IAEA International Conference on Human Resource Development for Introducing and Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes 2014

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  • Par­tic­i­pants in the Inter­na­tional Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) first major con­fer­ence in this area, the Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Human Resource Devel­op­ment for Intro­duc­ing and Expand­ing Nuclear Power Pro­grammes that was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emi­rates, from 14 to 18 March 2010, placed a high value on infor­ma­tion exchange and rec­om­mended that sim­i­lar con­fer­ences be orga­nized every four to five years. Fur­ther­more, par­tic­i­pants also:

    • High­lighted the need to broaden nuclear engi­neer­ing and tech­nol­ogy cur­ric­ula to include ‘soft’ sci­ences, such as risk analy­sis, law, and social sciences;
    • Rec­og­nized that suc­cess­ful nuclear power pro­grammes can suc­ceed only with strong gov­ern­men­tal and soci­etal sup­port; and
    • Requested more coop­er­a­tion — locally, nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally — in build­ing human resources for a nuclear power pro­gramme, over­com­ing iso­la­tion­ist trends.

    Con­se­quently, the IAEA is orga­niz­ing the Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence on Human Resource Devel­op­ment for Nuclear Power Pro­grammes: Build­ing and Sus­tain­ing Capac­ity (Strate­gies for Edu­ca­tion and Train­ing, Net­work­ing and Knowl­edge Man­age­ment) in Vienna, Aus­tria, from 12 to 16 May 2014.

    Capac­ity build­ing is a major first step in the process of ensur­ing a sus­tain­able sup­ply of suit­ably qual­i­fied human resources that are ready to assume their respon­si­bil­ity for safe, respon­si­ble and sus­tain­able use of nuclear tech­nolo­gies. Capac­ity build­ing in the IAEA is defined as con­sist­ing of four essen­tial ele­ments: human resource devel­op­ment (HRD); edu­ca­tion and train­ing; knowl­edge man­age­ment; and knowl­edge net­works at the national, regional and inter­na­tional level. The IAEA’s capac­ity build­ing pro­grammes cover all the nuclear safety areas — includ­ing safe oper­a­tion, emer­gency pre­pared­ness and response, and reg­u­la­tory effec­tive­ness — and seek to build upon exist­ing capac­ity build­ing infra­struc­tures. The impor­tance of capac­ity build­ing was under­lined in the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety (2011), where one of the actions calls upon Mem­ber States with nuclear power pro­grammes, as well as those plan­ning to embark on such a pro­gramme, to strengthen, develop, main­tain and imple­ment their capac­ity build­ing pro­grammes. Also, the crit­i­cal role of human resources and capac­ity build­ing in devel­op­ing and main­tain­ing nuclear infra­struc­ture was reit­er­ated by sub­se­quent inter­na­tional experts’ meet­ings related to this topic.

    This con­fer­ence will focus on the global chal­lenges of capac­ity build­ing, HRD, edu­ca­tion and train­ing, nuclear knowl­edge man­age­ment and the estab­lish­ment of knowl­edge net­works, includ­ing the themes reflected in the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety.


    The objec­tives of the con­fer­ence are to:

    • Review devel­op­ments in the global sta­tus of HRD since the 2010 inter­na­tional conference;
    • Empha­size the role of human resources and capac­ity build­ing pro­grammes at the national and orga­ni­za­tional level for achiev­ing safe, secure and sus­tain­able nuclear power programmes;
    • Dis­cuss the impor­tance of build­ing com­pe­tence in nuclear safety and security;
    • Pro­vide a forum for infor­ma­tion exchange on national, as well as inter­na­tional, poli­cies and practices;
    • Share key ele­ments and best prac­tices related to the expe­ri­ence of Mem­ber States that are intro­duc­ing, oper­at­ing or expand­ing nuclear power programmes;
    • High­light the prac­tices and issues regard­ing HRD at the orga­ni­za­tional and national level;
    • High­light edu­ca­tion and train­ing pro­grammes and practices;
    • Empha­size the role of nuclear knowl­edge man­age­ment for knowl­edge trans­fer and HRD; and
    • Elab­o­rate on the role and scope of var­i­ous knowl­edge networks.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    Open­ing Ple­nary Session

    • A review and recap of the 2010 inter­na­tional con­fer­ence, and in par­tic­u­lar of its key out­comes; and
    • An overview of the cur­rent capac­ity build­ing goals and strate­gies, with an empha­sis on the impor­tance of human resources and edu­ca­tion and train­ing, and ref­er­ence to var­i­ous other IAEA activ­i­ties in the same area, includ­ing meet­ings on human and orga­ni­za­tional factors.

    Human Resources and Capac­ity Building

    • Global demand for and sup­ply of human resources for the estab­lish­ment and man­age­ment of nuclear power programmes;
    • Feed­back from rel­e­vant sur­veys car­ried out by the IAEA and other orga­ni­za­tions; and
    • Ini­tia­tives to enhance knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of the rela­tion­ship between nuclear safety and security.

    Build­ing and Sus­tain­ing Capac­ity through Edu­ca­tion and Training

    • Edu­ca­tion and train­ing for spe­cific tar­get groups or organizations;
    • Edu­ca­tion and train­ing — national ini­tia­tives, pro­grammes and challenges;
    • Inno­v­a­tive tools and tech­niques for edu­ca­tion and training;
    • Approaches to the assess­ment of train­ing needs: lessons learned; and
    • Com­pe­tency frame­work: appli­ca­tion of a uni­form model.

    Prepar­ing the Next Gen­er­a­tion of Nuclear Professionals

    • Out­reach through edu­ca­tion as a tool for HRD and enhanc­ing pub­lic under­stand­ing of nuclear power;
    • The role of women in the cur­rent and future gen­er­a­tions of nuclear professionals;
    • Attract­ing young tal­ent into nuclear power pro­grammes; and
    • Con­ver­gence of edu­ca­tion and train­ing activ­i­ties: using prac­ti­tion­ers to edu­cate and edu­ca­tors to train.

    Knowl­edge Management

    • Knowl­edge man­age­ment across the life cycle (e.g. knowl­edge gen­er­a­tion, cap­ture, val­i­da­tion, trans­fer, and preservation);
    • Knowl­edge man­age­ment inte­gra­tion into day to day activities;
    • Assess­ment of knowl­edge man­age­ment matu­rity for Mem­ber States embark­ing on or expand­ing nuclear power programmes;
    • Knowl­edge man­age­ment imple­men­ta­tion issues for dif­fer­ent nuclear orga­ni­za­tions; and
    • Cap­tur­ing and pre­serv­ing knowl­edge, with an empha­sis on the needs of new­comer countries.

    Knowl­edge Networks

    • Com­par­a­tive advan­tages of nuclear knowl­edge net­works: a way forward;
    • Inter­na­tional ini­tia­tives, pro­grammes and chal­lenges in rela­tion to knowl­edge networks;
    • Expe­ri­ence related to global, regional and top­i­cal net­works; and
    • Meth­ods and tools to build up sus­tain­able knowl­edge networks.

    Sub­mis­sion of abstracts

    Any­one wish­ing to present a paper at the con­fer­ence is requested to sub­mit first an abstract of not more than 300 words. The abstract should give enough infor­ma­tion on the con­tents of the pro­posed paper to enable the Pro­gramme Com­mit­tee to eval­u­ate it. Authors should state to which of the top­ics out­lined above their con­tri­bu­tion relates.

    The abstracts should be sub­mit­ted together with a com­pleted Par­tic­i­pa­tion Form and Form for Sub­mis­sion of a Paper to the com­pe­tent offi­cial author­ity for sub­se­quent elec­tronic trans­mis­sion to the IAEA, to be received by the IAEA by 30 Novem­ber 2013. In addi­tion, the abstracts must be sent elec­tron­i­cally to: HR-​Conf-​2​0​1​4​.​Contact-​Point@​iaea.​org.


    The focus of this con­fer­ence is on capac­ity build­ing poli­cies and strate­gies, as well as on their imple­men­ta­tion by the diverse stake­hold­ers asso­ci­ated with nuclear power pro­grammes. Thus, poten­tial atten­dees and rel­e­vant orga­ni­za­tions would include:

    • Line man­agers as well as human resource and train­ing man­agers and spe­cial­ists from orga­ni­za­tions that oper­ate, main­tain, admin­is­ter, man­age, reg­u­late or oth­er­wise sup­port nuclear power programmes;
    • Gov­ern­ment offi­cials and staff involved in nuclear power programmes;
    • Reg­u­la­tory bod­ies and tech­ni­cal sup­port organizations;
    • Man­age­ment, heads of depart­ment and teach­ing staff of uni­ver­si­ties, tech­ni­cal schools, edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions and national, regional and inter­na­tional train­ing cen­tres with nuclear power related programmes;
    • Man­agers, human resource spe­cial­ists and train­ers from sup­plier and oper­a­tor orga­ni­za­tions work­ing in the nuclear industry;
    • Senior rep­re­sen­ta­tives of pro­fes­sional and trade orga­ni­za­tions that sup­port the nuclear industry;
    • Lead­ers of national and inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tions that estab­lish poli­cies and pro­grammes in areas related to HRD of impor­tance to the nuclear indus­try, in par­tic­u­lar nuclear power plant vendors;
    • Man­agers and spe­cial­ists from orga­ni­za­tions that com­mu­ni­cate with nuclear indus­try stake­hold­ers, par­tic­u­larly poten­tial future employ­ees in the nuclear indus­try; and
    • Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the next gen­er­a­tion of nuclear professionals.

    All per­sons wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the con­fer­ence are requested to reg­is­ter online in advance through the con­fer­ence web page. In addi­tion, they are required to send a com­pleted Par­tic­i­pa­tion Form and, if applic­a­ble, the Form for Sub­mis­sion of a Paper and the Grant Appli­ca­tion Form to their com­pe­tent national author­ity (e.g. Min­istry of For­eign Affairs or National Atomic Energy Author­ity), or to one of the orga­ni­za­tions invited to par­tic­i­pate, for sub­se­quent elec­tronic trans­mis­sion to the IAEA.

    A par­tic­i­pant will be accepted only if the Par­tic­i­pa­tion Form is trans­mit­ted through the com­pe­tent national author­ity of a Mem­ber State of the IAEA or by an orga­ni­za­tion invited to participate.

    Par­tic­i­pants whose offi­cial des­ig­na­tions have been received by the IAEA will receive from the IAEA fur­ther infor­ma­tion approx­i­mately three months before the open­ing of the conference.


    No reg­is­tra­tion fee is charged to participants.

    The IAEA is gen­er­ally not in a posi­tion to bear the travel and other costs of des­ig­nated par­tic­i­pants in the con­fer­ence. The IAEA has, how­ever, lim­ited funds at its dis­posal to help cover the cost of atten­dance of selected par­tic­i­pants. Such assis­tance may be offered upon spe­cific request to nor­mally one par­tic­i­pant per coun­try pro­vided that, in the IAEA’s view, the par­tic­i­pant on whose behalf assis­tance is requested will make an impor­tant con­tri­bu­tion to the conference.

    If gov­ern­ments wish to apply for a grant on behalf of one of their spe­cial­ists, they should address spe­cific requests to the IAEA to this effect. Gov­ern­ments should ensure that appli­ca­tions for grants are:

    1. Sub­mit­ted by 30 Novem­ber 2013;
    2. Accom­pa­nied by a com­pleted and signed Grant Appli­ca­tion Form; and
    3. Accom­pa­nied by a com­pleted Par­tic­i­pa­tion Form.

    Appli­ca­tions that do not com­ply with the above con­di­tions can­not be con­sid­ered. Approved grants will be issued in the form of a lump sum pay­ment that usu­ally cov­ers only part of the cost of attendance.

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