Pre-Project Assistance and Project Design for the ARASIA Project Concepts for 2016-2017

IAEA Member States from the ARASIA region and IAEA staff of the Technical Cooperation department meet to review newly designed TC projects and define future activities.

UAE national stakeholders took part in the Regional Meeting on Pre-Project Assistance and Project Design for the ARASIA (Asia and the Pacific) Project Concepts for 2016-2017, held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna from 31 March to 1 April 2015.
More than 40 national coordinators from nine countries under the ARASIA agreement worked together with the IAEA Secretariat on finalization of the design of five proposed project concepts for the region, which were submitted afterwards for the TC Programme cycle 2016-2017.
The UAE participates in ARASIA projects focusing on areas such as upgrading the competence of Regulatory bodies; human resource development in emergency response and preparedness; supporting the development of quality management system for SSDLs; investigation of air pollutants in urban environments; and enhancing crop and biomass production and reducing land and water quality degradation.
UAE counterparts from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) contributed to the meeting's discussions related to emergency preparedness and response as well as on SSDL. These new designed projects are in the finalization phase, and are planned to start in January 2016.