KENYA SIGNS ITS FOURTH COUNTRY PROGRAMME FRAMEWORK FOR COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE IAEA
On 30th May 2017, Kenya signed its fourth Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2017–2022 with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the signing took place at the IAEA headquarter during the 60th International Conference and anniversary to mark 60 years and beyond of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) contribution to development held in Vienna from 30 May to 1 June 2017.
Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge, the Principal Secretary Ministry of Energy & Petroleum pended his signature on the document setting stage for assistance and support from the IAEA in implementing development projects in the country that apply nuclear technology in agriculture, research, cancer treatment and nuclear energy development.
A CPF is the framework of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the IAEA because it identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals.
The CPF describes Kenya’s priority areas for technical cooperation between the country and IAEA that will require support for realization of national development goals. Country Programme Framework (CPF) will run for a period of five years starting in 2017 to 2022.
KNEB HOSTS A NUCLEAR ENERGY WEEK AND STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE
By Emmanuel Wandera
Energy CS. Hon. Charles Keter (with a virtual gear) given a virtual tour of a nuclear power plant at the Nuclear Energy week conference exhibition flanked by Energy PS. Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge (seated extreme right), and KNEB Board Member Mr. Joseph Karanja ( Seated extreme left) and KNEB Acting CEO. Eng Collins Juma (seated third right next to the CS)
For three days from 14th to 16th March 2017, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board- brought together different stakeholders Government officials, local and international energy experts, industry, manufacturers, academia, media, energy utilities, as well as representatives from both the East Africa Community (EAC) member states and some of the other countries pursuing nuclear power generation from around the African continent.
This was during the Kenya nuclear energy week and conference organized by the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board at Kenyatta International conference centre to discuss nuclear energy development in Kenya and Africa at large.
Over four hundred participants including countries and organizations that have signed partnership agreement to assist Kenya in the development of the country’s nuclear power programme attended the nuclear week. The conference focused on public acceptance, nuclear safety, available nuclear technologies, localization, business opportunities, regulatory framework, vision 2030 energy needs, nuclear careers and opportunities, safety culture, funding and financing.