Kenyan Young Generation in Nuclear (KYGN) will be hosting the first African Youth Nuclear Summit (AYNS2017) in Nairobi from 27th to 30th March, 2017. The summit will bring together young and senior nuclear professionals from the; academia,research and development, radiation services providers, healthcare, nuclear operators, nuclear regulators among others to share, exchange ideas and network on issues related to nuclear science and technology.

 

 

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This summit will bring together young people and professionals from the academia; nuclear providers,
operators and regulators; and research industry to share, exchange ideas and network on issues related to
nuclear science and technology.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

CONFERENCE DETAILS:

 

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

  • Plenary sessions
    1. Nuclear Powering Africa
    2. Radiation protection and safety culture
    3. Application of nuclear science and technology for social and economic development

  • Workshops
    1. Front-end Fuel Cycle and non-proliferation
    2. Innovative approaches to the development of nuclear energy
    3. Radioactive waste management
    4. Best practices in radiography (diagnostic and therapy)
    5. Application of radiotracers
    6. Development and sustainability of local YGNs (Mentorship)
    7. Training, Education and Nuclear Knowledge Management
  • Panel sessions
    1. Energy for the future
    2. Nuclear Politics and Economics, Communication, and Social Acceptance
    3. Occupational radiation protection
    4. Environmental monitoring, emergency preparedness and response
    5. Nuclear in health
    6. Atoms for food and nutrition
  • Technical Tracks
    1. Atoms for development: Meeting human needs
    2. Nuclear Safety and security
    3. Operation and Maintenance of NPPs
    4. Stakeholder engagement
    5. Innovative approaches to the development of nuclear energy
    6. Back-end Fuel Cycle and Radioactive waste management
    7. Best practices in radiography (diagnostic and therapy)
    8. Application of radiotracers
 

EXPECTED SPEAKERS:

  • Hon. Charles Keter, CS, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
  • Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge, PS, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
  • Prof. Jan Blomegren, CEO, Institute for Nuclear Business Excellence
  • Agneta Rising ,DG, World Nuclear Association
  • Prof., Shaukat Abdulrazak, Director IAEA, Technical Cooperation, Africa Division
  • Dr. Moses Rugut, Director General, National Commission of Science, Technology
    and Innovation
  • Prof. Gatebe Erastus Gatika , Chairman, Radiation Protection Board
  • Eng. Collins Juma, Acting CEO, KNEB
  • Mr. Joseph A.W.  Maina, Chief Executive Officer, Radiation Protection Board
  • Dr. Hubert Foy, Founder and Director, African Centre for Science and
    International Security
  • Mr Steven Dhlomo, Manager, Decommissioning Services, NESCA.
  • Dr. Henry Rotich, Director Metrology and testing , KEBS
  • Mr Gaopalelwe Santswere, AYGN Interim President and Exec Chair of SAYNPS
  • Mr. Kenneth Kariuki, President, Society of Radiography Kenya and Honorable
    Assistant Treasurer, APSEEA

PURPOSE:

  1. Strengthen networks among the professionals in nuclear science and technology opening up future opportunities for the youth,
  2. Provide a platform for leading scientists and researchers in nuclear science and technology to share their expert knowledge and to transfer it to the young generation,
  3. Share opportunities and encourage youth participation in nuclear related research, innovation and skills development programs,
  4. Expand nuclear networks among the young people in Africa so as to enhance an active participation in International Youth Nuclear Congress and other related nuclear science and technology bodies.
  5. Provide a platform for participants to learn ways of promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology for the welfare of mankind,
  6. Provide a platform in which the policy makers will appreciate the benefit of embracing nuclear science and technology in its development agenda, and
  7. Develop spirit of volunteerism and establish mechanisms for youth engagement in community services.

EXPECTED OUTPUT

1. Broader youth participation in nuclear science and technology related activities.
2. Enhance networks for employment, business opportunities and skills development.
3. Create market exposure across the entire spectrum of collaborative partnership in government, industry, entrepreneurs and academia.
4. Broaden government and industry participation to enhance youth development through collaborative integration towards common objectives in the nuclear industry.
5. Greater private sector, emerging industrialists, entrepreneurs as beneficiaries of and contributors to strategic government initiatives and infrastructure development in the nuclear sector.
6. Internationalization of activities, collaboration, and impact in nuclear science and technology