Human Resources Development workshop

- Project Review
- Introduction of the Project Leaders
(Asian Nuclear Training
and Education Program)


FNCA 2001 Workshop on Human Resources Development

The 3rd FNCA Workshop on Human
Resources Development in the Nuclear Field
Dr. Jong-Kyun Park
Nuclear Training Center
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

The 3rd FNCA Workshop on Human Resources Development (HRD) in the Nuclear Field was held from 29 October to 1 November 2001 at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) in Daejeon, the Republic of Korea. The Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) of Korea and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan sponsored the Workshop. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) acted as the hosts.
Thirty-eight participants from eight member countries i.e., Japan, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam attended the Workshop. Particularly, one from the International Atomic Energy Agency attended as a special speaker. The Workshop was comprised of the presentation of country report on status and specific needs for the human resources development in the nuclear field in each member country, round table discussion for the mutual cooperation in the human resources development among member countries, and technical tours to Hanaro Research Reactor, RI Production Facility (RIPF), Irradiated Materials Examination Facility (IMEF) in KAERI, KEPCO Nuclear Fuel Company and Yonggwang Nuclear Power Plants.

Presentation of Country Report
Opening Ceremony of the Workshop
Themes and Contents of the HRD presented and discussed during the Workshop.
  Each member country presented its status and specific needs on human resources development in the nuclear field including its desires for the future regional cooperation. The following are the six themes presented and discussed by the participants during the workshop:
a) Clinical study of concurrent chemo-radiotherapy.
b) Clinical study of prophylactic para-aortic irradiation.
c) Randomized clinical study comparing AHF versus conventional radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy.
  Concerning the investigation of mutual support for problems and needs on HRD, the needs on human resources development which had been identified in 2000 were revised. Productive information exchange on HRD scenario to secure safety in RI and research reactor utilization was made. It was also identified that HRD strategy for each country should be based on the development program for nuclear technology and the common theme of each FNCA project. It was confirmed that HRD strategy for young generation is a common issue for all member countries. Nuclear Young Generation Network presented by Korea and Japan was recommended to member countries as a valuable mechanism to promote young generations career and job opportunity. Review of Japans HRD program for nuclear science and technology, i.e., MEXT Nuclear Researchers Exchange Program, Seminar for Nuclear Administrators, International Seminar on Nuclear Safety, International Training Program for Atomic Energy Safety Technology and Nuclear Safety Expert Dispatching Program were presented. Indonesia explained the proposal for a feasibility study on the establishment of the Asian Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology. However, it was mentioned that more elaboration might be necessary to figure out the feasibility of the AINST. Korea presented its proposal for the feasibility study on the establishment of the IAEA sponsored International Nuclear University.
Technical Tours to Nuclear Facilities
Action Items for FY 2002 and Future Plan for HRD Project
  At round table discussions on the second and third days of the workshop, member countries agreed upon the action items for FY 2002, i.e., exchange of training materials in radiation protection areas among member countries, linkage of JAERI/NuTEC's homepage and member counties'homepage, exchange of information on training courses conducted in English to be held in 2002, distribution of training materials (CD ROMs: US$ 10) for high school students made by the Philippines. In addition, it was agreed that JAERI/NuTEC shall distribute a textbook translated in English on "Thermal-Hydraulic of Nuclear Reactors" to member countries upon request. All member countries also agreed the future plan for HRD project to be focused in main topics as follows:
- Investigate Mutual Support for Problems and Needs on HRD
- Investigate HRD Scenario to Secure Safety in RI and Research Reactor Utilization
- Assist Formulation of HRD Strategy in Each Country
  The Philippines tentatively offered to host the 2002 Workshop on HRD at the 2nd FNCA Coordinators Meeting held in March 2001. All participants in the Workshop appreciated the offer and agreed the Philippines as the venue for 2002 Workshop.

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