Uganda, IAEA Ink Nuclear Cooperation Framework for 2024-2029

Uganda, IAEA Ink Nuclear Cooperation Framework for 2024-2029

Summary:

  • Uganda’s Minister of Energy and the IAEA Deputy Director General signed a framework for nuclear cooperation, outlining priorities for 2024-2029, including safety, agriculture, health, and nuclear power.

KAMPALA, (Examiner) – In a significant development, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu, Uganda’s Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, alongside Hua Liu, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, inked Uganda’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the span of 2024-2029 on February 16, 2024. This CPF serves as the blueprint for the medium-term strategic planning of technical cooperation between Uganda and the IAEA, outlining priority sectors where the exchange of nuclear technology and cooperation resources will bolster national development objectives.

Since joining the IAEA fold in 1967, Uganda has upheld its membership commitment. The 2024-2029 CPF outlines seven pivotal areas of focus:

  1. Nuclear and radiation safety
  2. Food and agriculture
  3. Human health
  4. Water and environmental sustainability
  5. Introduction of nuclear power
  6. Uranium production
  7. Feasibility studies on industrial applications including research reactor, industrial irradiator, and non-destructive testing.
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