JSC "Rusatom service" held a Round Table devoted to capacity building within nuclear power programme development
On 14 May 2018, within the business programme of the Tenth Anniversary International Forum ATOMEXPO 2018, Round Table on Nuclear Infrastructure took place.
The Round Table was held on the topic “Building capacity in Countries embarking on or expanding their national nuclear power programmes”. It was moderated by Mr. Milko Kovachev - Head of Division of Nuclear Power, IAEA.
Around 200 representatives from 15 countries participated in the event, whose joint experience in the field of nuclear industry amounts to more than 2000 years. The focus of the Round Table was development of a global partnership and exchange of experience and best practices between different stakeholders.
The Round Table was opened by Mr. Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General, IAEA, who shared agencies insights on its support to embarking countries on nuclear infrastructure development.
Representatives from newcomer countries were able to hear lessons learned by the experienced countries within nuclear power programme development and share their perspectives on competences required within nuclear power programme.
Within opinion poll conducted on the Round Table the majority of the participants decided that the main difficulty newcomer countries face in developing a national nuclear power programme is lack of knowledge and competence.
The key speakers of the Round Table were Mr. Necati YAMAÇ (Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey), Ms. Tatiana Terentyeva (HR Director, Rosatom), Mr. Alexei Ferapontov (Deputy Head, Federal Service for Environmental, Technological, and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor), Dr. Mohamed Abdalla Ali Sultan Chookah (Executive Director of Nuclear Fuel Procurement and Analysis,ENEC), Dr. Yulia Chernyakhovskaya (Deputy director of competences development of nuclear infrastructure Rusatom Service JSC).
In the panel discussion conducted within the Round Table participated, among others, representatives from Bolivia, Zambia, Bulgaria, Canada, France.