The objective for this webinar is to introduce the Agency’s integrated support by different IAEA departments and the abovementioned elements - INIR process, IWP and CNIP development. Other additional tools to support embarking countries such as the e-learning, publications, Nuclear Infrastructure Bibliography and the Competency Framework will also be presented. In addition to those elements which forms the backbone for integrated support, other areas of support with of critical significance are provided to the Member States by Technical Cooperation department, Office of Legal Affairs, Nuclear Installation Safety, Nuclear Security and Safeguards. Finally, the Agency will provide an overview of the initiatives under development to support Member States interested in SMRs to address the infrastructure needs for the evolving technology landscape.
The experience of countries that embark on or expand the use of nuclear power as part of their energy mix provides the overall nuclear community with important lessons. Those include new approaches for coordinating the overall programme; developing competent institutions; establishing a comprehensive legal and regulatory framework; setting up policies and strategies from the early phases of the programme, and many others.
The support provided by the IAEA to such countries is also in many ways innovative. The Milestones Approach and the “Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review Service”, or INIR, were created and deployed, and a new approach of integrated and coordinated Agency support, the so-called IWP, or Integrated Workplans, was developed to match Members States expectations.
This webinar series is intended to present several success stories in terms of nuclear infrastructure development, how they benefited from the Agency support, and the approaches adopted by some of the key organizations to respond to the project needs.