AFCONE Executive Secretary participates to the ISTC-VCDNP Side Event (ICONS 2020) organised on 11 February 2020 in VCDNP Vienna on “Safety, Security and Safeguards in Africa”

Vienna, 11 February 2020

The round table dedicated to strengthening the regional cooperation in the pursuit of all matters related to nuclear safety, security and safeguards in the countries of Southern Africa, was convened by ISTC and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) during the 2020 International Conference on Nuclear Security (ICONS 2020/ IAEA VIC/ Vienna 10-14 Feb 2020).

The AFCONE Executive Secretary provided an overview of the organization’s current endeavours to establish an all African architecture of nuclear culture, where the African Union, AFCONE, AFRA and FNRBA, mutually reinforce their mandates and roles.

He highlighted the AFCONE-ISTC Memorandum of Cooperation and singled out the support that Southern African states get in strengthening security and safeguards through the ISTC-implemented projects in Africa. In this vein the two organizations seek support form IAEA for a training course for SADC member states with a module on safe transport of nuclear and radioactive materials.