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Technical Cooperation Report for 2007. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2007. Informe del Director General

Abstract

Part A of this document provides an overview of technical cooperation activities from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008. In 2007 the programme delivered support to 122 countries and territories; 3546 expert and lecturer assignments were carried out, 4149 participants attended meetings, 2287 people took part in training courses and 1661 benefited from fellowships and scientific visits. 2007 saw a range of activities to enhance the effectiveness of the Technical Cooperation (TC) programme. Standardized quality criteria were introduced for project screening and design, and additional enhancements were made to the Programme Cycle Management Framework (PCMF) IT application. Factors affecting project delivery, including Member State support required for timely implementation, have been monitored and assessed as a basis for further improvements. Strengthening Member State capacities is a key technical cooperation objective, and a range of actions were carried out in 2007 with this goal in mind. Technical cooperation among developing countries continued throughout 2007, building on the expanding knowledge and capacities of Member States to enhance self-reliance and sustainability. Knowledge management, an essential component in building sustainable capacities at all levels, was also addressed. In Europe, a regional project to establish policies and strategies to preserve nuclear knowledge is supporting  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Aug 15, 2008
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
GC-52/INF/5(S)
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Also available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Russian; 7 figs, 3 tabs, 8 photos
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ENRICHED URANIUM; EUROPE; IAEA; IMPLEMENTATION; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT; LATIN AMERICA; MEMBER STATES; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR POWER; OLADE; PLANNING; RADIOTHERAPY; RECOMMENDATIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; RESEARCH REACTORS; SECURITY; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; TRAINING; UNEP; ACTINIDES; COOPERATION; EDUCATION; ELEMENTS; ENERGY; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; ISOTOPE ENRICHED MATERIALS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; MEDICINE; METALS; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; POWER; RADIOLOGY; REACTORS; RESEARCH AND TEST REACTORS; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; THERAPY; URANIUM
OSTI ID:
21474544
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Department of Technical Cooperation, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA11K1075067558
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/About/Policy/GC/GC52/GC52InfDocuments/Spanish/gc52inf-5_sp.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
66 pages
Announcement Date:
Jan 14, 2012

Citation Formats

Technical Cooperation Report for 2007. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2007. Informe del Director General. IAEA: N. p., 2008. Web.
Technical Cooperation Report for 2007. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2007. Informe del Director General. IAEA.
2008. "Technical Cooperation Report for 2007. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2007. Informe del Director General." IAEA.
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title = {Technical Cooperation Report for 2007. Report by the Director General; Informe de Cooperacion Tecnica para 2007. Informe del Director General}
abstractNote = {Part A of this document provides an overview of technical cooperation activities from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008. In 2007 the programme delivered support to 122 countries and territories; 3546 expert and lecturer assignments were carried out, 4149 participants attended meetings, 2287 people took part in training courses and 1661 benefited from fellowships and scientific visits. 2007 saw a range of activities to enhance the effectiveness of the Technical Cooperation (TC) programme. Standardized quality criteria were introduced for project screening and design, and additional enhancements were made to the Programme Cycle Management Framework (PCMF) IT application. Factors affecting project delivery, including Member State support required for timely implementation, have been monitored and assessed as a basis for further improvements. Strengthening Member State capacities is a key technical cooperation objective, and a range of actions were carried out in 2007 with this goal in mind. Technical cooperation among developing countries continued throughout 2007, building on the expanding knowledge and capacities of Member States to enhance self-reliance and sustainability. Knowledge management, an essential component in building sustainable capacities at all levels, was also addressed. In Europe, a regional project to establish policies and strategies to preserve nuclear knowledge is supporting the development of common approaches to knowledge management in nuclear technology, while IAEA support to the World Nuclear University enabled 21 participants from developing countries to attend courses at the WNU Summer Institute in the Republic of Korea. In 2007, the Agency reached out to partners ranging from UN organizations to development banks and from regional groups to theme-based institutions. In the Latin America region, cooperation between the IAEA and UNEP's Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU) was formalized, focusing on the promotion of integrated coastal zone management in the Wider Caribbean. Other partnerships were established or are being prepared with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Ibero-American Programme of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED) and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE). In Africa, the outcome of a high level regional conference in Algiers on the topic of 'Nuclear Energy: Contribution to Peace and Sustainable Development', was endorsed by the Executive Council of Ministers at the African Union Summit, while Agency support to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) continues, mainly through regional TC mechanisms. TC projects dealing with river basins and aquifers in Africa are leading to an important partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the partnership with the African Union's Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Eradication Campaign (AU-PATTEC) is ongoing. New initiatives in TC during 2007 included the finalisation of Guidelines for National Liaison Officers, a more systematic approach to environmental issues, and a range of enhancements to regional coordination efforts. In coordination with ARCAL, the Division for Latin America produced a regional strategic profile defining priority areas for regional technical cooperation, and a similar exercise by the Division for Europe has resulted in the European regional profile, which will be used as a planning tool for the development of regional programming activities for 2009 - 2013. The Africa region adopted the concept of a regional strategic cooperation framework, which was endorsed by AFRA Member States in November 2007. In Asia and the Pacific, the RCA Medium Term Strategy and Implementation. Part B of this document responds to the operative paragraphs of resolution GC(51)/RES/13, dealing with assistance to Member States in the peaceful, safe, secure and regulated applications of atomic energy and nuclear techniques in specific fields. This part highlights activities and achievements in technical cooperation in each of the regions in 2007, describing regional emphases and responses to national priorities. As the Millennium Development Goals remain a key area of focus, the report demonstrates how the IAEA is making a contribution to global efforts to fight poverty, hunger and disease, as well as to support environmental sustainability and the health of mothers and children. Health in Asia was addressed in 2007, for example, through regional projects to train new medical staff, while in Europe, radiotherapy services were being upgraded in the Balkans. In Africa, projects on better animal health and improved crop productivity contributed to the fight against hunger, and in Latin America, activities in food fortification and the determination of vitamin deficiency helped to improve the health of mothers and children. Ensuring sustainable socioeconomic development in the future will depend on a reliable energy supply. Among the energy-related technical cooperation projects in Africa in 2007, support to energy planning helped to train national energy planning teams in Burkina Faso, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania and Niger. Assistance was also being provided to several African countries to help with the different stages of planning a nuclear power programme. In Asia and the Pacific, RCA Member States received support in the application of Agency-developed analytical tools for energy planning. In Latin America, energy security is seen as a priority issue. In 2007, the Agency provided assistance to the conversion of Europe's older research reactors from high to low enriched uranium. In Asia and the Pacific, the Agency provided advice on the development of nuclear power, based on the latest Agency guidelines and the document 'Milestones in the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power'. (author) [Spanish] En la parte A de este documento se presenta una vision general de las actividades de cooperacion tecnica del 1 de abril de 2007 al 31 de marzo de 2008. En 2007 el programa presto apoyo a 122 paises y territorios; se realizaron 3 546 misiones de expertos y conferenciantes; asistieron a las reuniones 4 149 participantes; 2 287 personas participaron en cursos de capacitacion y 1 661 se beneficiaron de becas y visitas cientificas. En 2007 se realizaron una serie de actividades encaminadas a aumentar la eficacia del programa de cooperacion tecnica (CT). Se efectuaron nuevos progresos en el establecimiento del enfoque de la gestion basada en los resultados utilizado por el programa de CT. Se comenzaron a aplicar criterios de calidad normalizados para la seleccion y el diseno de los proyectos y se realizaron nuevas mejoras en la aplicacion de TI del Marco de gestion del ciclo del programa (PCMF). Los factores que afectan a la ejecucion de los proyectos, incluido el apoyo de los Estados Miembros requerido para la ejecucion oportuna, se han supervisado y evaluado como base para nuevas mejoras. El fortalecimiento de las capacidades de los Estados Miembros es un objetivo clave de la cooperacion tecnica, y en 2007 se realizaron una serie de actividades teniendo en cuenta esta meta. La cooperacion tecnica entre paises en desarrollo prosiguio durante 2007 y se baso en los crecientes conocimientos y capacidades de los Estados Miembros para lograr una mayor autosuficiencia y sostenibilidad. Tambien se abordo la cuestion de la gestion de los conocimientos, componente esencial en la creacion de capacidades sostenibles a todos los niveles. En el marco del proyecto regional en Europa destinado al establecimiento de politicas y estrategias para conservar los conocimientos nucleares se esta prestando asistencia en la elaboracion de enfoques comunes de la gestion de los conocimientos en la esfera de la tecnologia nuclear, mientras que el apoyo prestado por el OIEA a la Universidad Nuclear Mundial (UNM) ha permitido a 21 participantes de paises en desarrollo asistir a los cursos de verano de la UNM en la Republica de Corea. A fin de asegurar el mayor impacto socioeconomico posible del programa de CT, es esencial crear asociaciones estrategicas que desempenen funciones catalizadoras y multiplicadoras. En 2007 el Organismo intento crear asociaciones con instituciones que abarcaban desde organizaciones de las Naciones Unidas hasta bancos de desarrollo y desde grupos regionales hasta institutos especializados. En la region de America Latina, la cooperacion entre el OIEA y la Dependencia de Coordinacion Regional del Caribe (DCR/CAR) del PNUMA adquirio caracter oficial y se centro en la promocion de la gestion integrada de zonas costeras en el Gran Caribe. Se establecieron o se estan preparando otras asociaciones con la Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), el Programa Iberoamericano de Ciencia y Tecnologia para el Desarrollo (CYTED) y la Organizacion Latinoamericana de Energia (OLADE). En Africa, los resultados de una conferencia regional de alto nivel, celebrada en Argel sobre el tema de la contribucion de la energia nuclear a la paz y el desarrollo sostenible, fueron refrendados por el Consejo Ejecutivo de Ministros en la cumbre de la Union Africana, mientras que el Organismo continua prestando apoyo a la Nueva Alianza para el Desarrollo de Africa (NEPAD), principalmente por medio de los mecanismos regionales de CT. Los proyectos de CT relacionados con las cuencas fluviales y los acuiferos en Africa estan redundando en la creacion de una asociacion importante con el Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial (FMAM), y la asociacion con la Campana panafricana de erradicacion de la mosca tsetse y la tripanosomiasis de la Union Africana (AU-PATTEC) esta en marcha. Entre las nuevas iniciativas de CT en 2007 cabe mencionar la finalizacion de las directrices para oficiales nacionales de enlace, un enfoque mas sistematico de las cuestiones ambientales y una serie de mejoras de los esfuerzos de coordinacion regionales. En coordinacion con el ARCAL, la Division para America Latina produjo un perfil estrategico regional en el que se definen las esferas prioritarias de la cooperacion tecnica regional, y un ejercicio similar de la Division para Europa ha conducido al perfil regional europeo, que se utilizara como instrumento de planificacion para el establecimiento de las actividades del programa regional para 2009 - 2013. La region de Africa adopto el concepto de un marco de cooperacion estrategico regional, que fue aprobado por los Estados Miembros del AFRA en noviembre de 2007. En la Division para Asia y el Pacifico, la Estrategia de mediano plazo y el plan de ejecucion para 2006 - 2011, publicados en 2006, continuaron demostrando su utilidad. La parte B del presente documento responde a los parrafos de la parte dispositiva de la resolucion GC(51)/RES/13 que tratan de la asistencia a los Estados Miembros en las aplicaciones pacificas, reglamentadas y seguras, desde el punto de vista fisico y tecnologico, de la energia atomica y las tecnicas nucleares en campos especificos. En ella se destacan las actividades y los logros de la cooperacion tecnica en cada una de las regiones en 2007, y se describen los enfasis y las respuestas regionales a las prioridades nacionales. Dado que los objetivos de desarrollo del Milenio siguen siendo una esfera de atencion clave, el informe demuestra como contribuye el OIEA a los esfuerzos mundiales por luchar contra la pobreza, el hambre y las enfermedades, asi como por apoyar la sostenibilidad ambiental y la salud de las madres y los ninos. Los problemas de salud en Asia se abordaron en 2007 mediante, por ejemplo, proyectos regionales para capacitar nuevo personal medico, mientras que en Europa se mejoraron los servicios de radioterapia en los Balcanes. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2008}
month = {Aug}
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