AFCONE AUC EC UNICRI IAEA Webinar on “Nuclear Security in Africa”

24 June 2021

AFCONE organised in Close Cooperation with the European Commission, the UNICRI and the IAEA a Meeting updating the current situation in terms of projects and activities implemented in Africa related to Nuclear Security.

The Meeting was introduced by the AFCONE ES, the AUC PAPS Commissioner, the UNICRI Deputy Director and the IAEA NSS DDG.

Nine Speakers detailed the Nuclear Security Subject from different perspectives (Status in Africa & Importance of R&D, IAEA INNSP Support, FNRBA Programme,  EC CBRN Centres & JRC, Actions implemented by the 3 African CBRN Centres, ISTC & EC Project in SADC Region, AFRICSIS mission and programme.

In Conclusion, Strengthened Synergy and Coordinated Programmes between all the Stakeholders have been recommended.

Speakers Profiles
Welcoming and Introduction – Mr Messaoud BAALIOUAMER
Opening Remarks by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Opening Remarks by the European Union Commission Representative
Opening Remarks by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Mr Anselme Yabouri, Director of the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC)
Dr Margaret Mkhosi. Director Centre for Nuclear Safety & Security/ CNSS- NNR South Africa & AFCONE Expert Consultant.
Ms Elena Buglova, IAEA Nuclear Security Division Director
Mr Willem Janssens, Head of Department the Nuclear Security and Safeguards European Commission /Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Mr El Hadj Lamine (MFA/Algeria): Regional Coordinator. North Africa and Sahel (NAS)
Mr Kamen Velichkov: Senior Project Manager & Diplomatic Adviser/ International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC).
Mr Hubert Foy, Director of the African Centre for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS).
Mr Khammar Mrabit, Chair of the Forum for Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa (FNRBA)
Eastern and Central Africa (CBRN COE ECA)
Africa Atlantic Façade (AAF)
Statement made by Mr El Hadj Lamine (NAS)