Excellent learning and peer-to-peer networking opportunities with a cross-section of the nuclear industry.
The world’s first certified professional development programme for individuals in nuclear security management.
An extensive archive of information on nuclear security, both from WINS and from external sources.
Helping licensees assess the maturity of their security programme and measure their security culture effectiveness.
Nuclear power currently produces about 10% of the world’s electricity, with reactors operating in 31 countries. Some countries are considering using nuclear power for the first time, through major newbuild programmes using domestic technology or by importing both the technology and the means to construct and operate the plants under a turnkey contract.
When considering embarking on a nuclear programme, new-entrant countries should address nuclear security matters and, in particular, answer the following questions:
Of course, the answers to these questions will depend on the specific circumstances and the States involved, but it is highly likely that significant security issues will arise without the necessary guidance and planning – and learning from the experience of other countries. WINS believes that many of the issues, in common with nuclear safety, can be identified in advance and agreements reached on roles and responsibilities between the various State parties (and the operator). One difference from nuclear safety is that the nuclear security arrangements may well involve multiple stakeholders to support the legal responsibilities of the operator.
The purpose of this online workshop is to review all security matters related to establishing the nuclear security programme for countries embarking into nuclear power and to discuss the following questions:
This online workshop brought together international experts and leading thinkers including subject matter experts on developing and implementing effective nuclear security programmes for new build/new entrants. The event took a unique and innovative remote engagement approach where the audience was challenged to identify best practices and lessons learned on this important topic.
Five core topics were addressed during the online workshop:
During their online engagement, participants were exposed to an amount of information equivalent to a two-day in-person workshop. WINS organised the online engagement as follows:
Participants were expected to go through all on-demand sessions prior joining the live session.
All sessions were designed to accommodate IT constraints that participants may have faced.
All elements of this online workshop were conducted in English and drew only on unclassified information. Based on the presentations and discussions, WINS produced a report highlighting the key findings of the event.
The event materials, podcast and webinar sessions, and recording of the live event are still available on the WINS website.
WINS welcomed participation from the following experts and organisations:
No registration fee was required.
The workshop introductory podcast provides further information on the online workshop including structure, agenda and objectives. The workshop information can also be found in our Frequently Asked Questions – WINS online workshop here.
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