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FNRBA

Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa

Welcome to Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa

​"Instrumental in strenghtening the regulatory infrastructure and framework for radiation protection and nuclear safety and security in Africa"

The Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa (FNRBA) was established on 26 March 2009. The establishment of FNRBA is considered as a key milestone catalyzing the enhancement, strengthening and harmonization of radiation and nuclear safety and security regulatory infrastructure in member states and serve as effective platform for the exchange of regulatory experiences and practices among the nuclear regulatory bodies in Africa.

The purpose of FNRBA is to be instrumental to the enhancement, strengthening and harmonization of the radiation protection, nuclear safety and security regulatory infrastructure and framework among its members.

 News


  
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February 2024 at IAEA, Vienna​​

The Forum's 6 Thematic Working Group coordinators gathered to discuss about integrating potentials of each group for implementing the Forum's Mandate. The meeting was held as a follow-up to the 20th Steering Committee meeting in 2023 where the Forum's 5-year Strategic Objective and Work plan were established. During the meeting, IAEA technical divisions laid out their capacity building activity plan for 2024 (2025) and EU partners explained their new African project inviting some of the FNRBA Member States. The participants developed the Forum's next two-year action items and strategies to improve the quality of the activities.     

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Sep 2023 at IAEA, Vienna:
The 15th Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa Annual Plenary Meeting was attended by the representatives from the FNRBA Member States, IAEA’s NS and TC Department officials as well as partner organizations. The meeting centered around the Forum's updated Strategic Plan (2023-27) and its implementation mechanism, as well as the need for effective regional coordination. Participants also discussed about the roles of regulatory bodies in Africa in relation to the Agency's "Rays of Hope" initiative.​​​

14th FNRBA Plenary Meeting during the IAEA General Conference, Sep 2022

Sep 2022 at IAEA, Vienna: ​
The FNRBA Plenary meeting, attended by the representatives from more than 20 Member States, IAEA NS and TC department officials and partner organizations, was opened by Dr Y’au Idris, Acting Chairperson of FNRBA. During the meeting, the Forum’s achievement in 2021 was reviewed and the next 5-year Strategic Plan and the action plans of the 6 thematic working groups have been endorsed. There were presentations on the IAEA’s AFRA projects on Radiation Safety and Regulatory Infrastructure and on FNRBA’s role on supporting Member States in improving the Radiation Safety Infrastructure in the region.

IAEA DG, Mr. Grossi meets FNRBA Chair Mr. Y’au Idris

​​Sep 2022 at IAEA, Vienna:
Mr. Rafael Grossi, the Director General of IAEA greeted Dr Y’au Idris, the newly elected Chairperson of From of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa (FNRBA). Both parties acknowledged the importance of nuclear safety and security infrastructure in the African region and the role of FNRBA in pursuing that goal. Active cooperation and the IAEA’s continuous support to FNRBA were reassured during the meeting.

FNRBA Plenary - Sep 2021

​Sep 2021, IAEA, Vienna:
The Plenary meeting focused on FNRBA’s main achievement as regional cooperation platform of nuclear safety and security and its future role. Each thematic working group introduced the progress in implementing virtual activities during the pandemic and next year’s activity plan. During this meeting, the on-going support by IAEA was confirmed once again. In addition, the radiation safety infrastructure in Africa region was overviewed and IAEA’s support for Integrated Management System was introduced.

IAEA-FNRBA Practical Arrangements Signing ceremony - Nov 2021

Nov 2021, IAEA, Vienna:
IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security Ms. Lydie Evrard and FNRBA Chairman Mr. Khammar Mrabit signed the IAEA-FNRBA Practical Arrangements covering a period of three years from 2021 to 2024. The objectives of the Practical Arrangements between FNRBA and IAEA is focused on result-oriented cooperation between the Parties in nuclear and radiation safety, and emergency preparedness and response to enhance and improve the status of the national regulatory infrastructure in FNRBA Member States.

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​Sep 2018, IAEA, Vienna
The Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa (FNRBA) Plenary Meeting was jointly opened by the Chairman of the FNRBA, the Director of the Office of Nuclear Safety and Security Coordination, the Director of the Technical Cooperation of the Division of Africa and the Chairman of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE). The meeting highlighted the strengthening of the cooperation between the FNRBA, the African Regional Cooperative Agreement (AFRA), the AFCONE and partners such as the United States of America, the Republic of Korea, the European Commission. The Plenary approved the workplan including project proposals to improve nuclear safety

 

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 Recent Videos


 Publications


  
Publication URL
Model Regulation in Emergency Preparedness and Response (in English)
Model Regulation in Emergency Preparedness and Response (in French)
Survey report 1 – Basic infrastructure for EPR (2011)
Survey of status of International Conventions in FNRBA Member States (2011)
Survey on status of legal framework, regulatory standards and safety goals (2011)
Survey of the Status of National Nuclear Infrastructure Development (2014)
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 Relevant Links


  
  
http://gnssn.iaea.org/demo/FNRBA/PublishingImages/AFRA.jpgAFRA
The African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) agreement provides a framework for African Member States to intensify their collaboration through programmes and projects focused on the specific shared needs of its members. It is a formal inter-governmental agreement which entered into force in 1990.
https://gnssn.iaea.org/demo/FNRBA/PublishingImages/ANNuR_logo.pngANNuR - Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators
The purpose of ANNuR is to foster enhancement, strengthening and harmonization of the radiation protection, nuclear safety and security regulatory infrastructure and framework among the members of ANNuR; and to provide for mechanisms for the ANNUR to be an effective and efficient internationally recognized forum for the exchange of regulatory experiences and practices among the radiation and nuclear regulatory bodies in Arab countries
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 Highlights


  34 African countries.

  6 technical working groups.

  FNRBA overview 

  FNRBA Annual Report - 2017 

  FNRBA Annual Report - 2018 

  FNRBA Contribution Report - 2018 


  National Platforms:

Cameroon Egypt Ethiopia Kenya
Nigeria South Africa Tunisia

 Upcoming Events


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