JAIF International Cooperation Center
IAEA Mentoring Course, Regional Training Course on Providing Decision Support for Nuclear Power Planning and Development, was held in Japan again this year during the two weeks on July 8 through July 19, 2013.
The Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center, WERC, joined this year as the first time and co-sponsored with IAEA and JICC.
IAEA Mentoring Course is a human resource development and training program eligible to future policy makers for nuclear power program in emerging countries. A total of eleven mentees from eight countries including one from Bangladesh, one from Indonesia, two from Jordan, two from Malaysia, one from Philippines, one from Thailand, one from Vietnam and two from Yemen were selected by IAEA and gathered in Japan. A total of four Japanese mentors were assigned by JICC and WERC.
In order to introduce Japanese major nuclear related technologies including safety improvements and local involvements and activities of nuclear power plant site, visits and/or tours to nuclear power plants, a nuclear fuel cycle facility, reactor vendors and a material vendor, a spent fuel interim storage facility, and environment radiation monitoring facility, research and development facilities, operator training facilities, public information facilities and business organizations in the locally governmental region of nuclear power stations were programed. Lectures on Japanese nuclear energy policy and the relations of local society to nuclear power generations were also conducted as class-room program. During the course, daily reports and the final report were submitted by each trainee to his(her) mentor, and comprehensive comments and/or corrections were made by mentors to deepen the understandings of mentees.