The IAEA launches its largest radiation protection course in Arabic this week – thanks to the cooperation of Jordan, which is hosting the course. A six-month postgraduate course designed for Arab-speaking countries in Asia by radiation protection and radiation safety (PGEC) is recruiting 19 young professionals from Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, and Palestine. , Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen and train on radiation protection and radiation safety.
The PGEC course is a major IAEA training initiative that has contributed to the sustainable strengthening of radiation protection and security infrastructure in many countries. Focused on young professionals, PGEC is based on the standard curriculum and offers both theoretical and practical training classes and is offered in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and now Arabic. So far, 109 courses have been offered and 1972 students have graduated.
Speaking at the opening of the PGEC course on Sunday, Hua Liu, Deputy Director General of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department and Head of the Technical Cooperation Department, said: He said he is ready to work with Arab countries to make the PGEC course as successful and sustainable as possible. Radioactive sources are used worldwide in medicine, industry, agriculture, research and education.
The PGEC curriculum focuses on the implementation of standards by delivering a comprehensive scientific and technical basis for international radiation protection standards and recommendations, and course participants are expected to become future managers, experts or trainers.
Language for security
Giving participants the opportunity to learn about radiation protection and the safety of radiation sources in their own native language not only provides a solid foundation for this field, but also greatly promotes the exchange of information and knowledge among all participants. This enriches the audience experience and then adds value to those involved in the program.
Peter Johnston, IAEA Director of Radiation, Transportation and Waste Safety, said: “We are working to improve our professionalism in radiation protection and safety. The long and successful history of IAEA’s PGEC He said the launch of the first PGEC in Arabic on Sunday was a special occasion on Sunday.
The Jordanian government has made a significant contribution to the launch of PGEC in Arabic through the JAEC. JAEC Chairman Caled Tucan stressed that the acquisition of PGEC in Jordan will contribute to the existence of various nuclear and radiological institutions in the country and to the success of many aspects of the peaceful implementation of nuclear science.
“I want to make sure Jordan is interested in providing a rigorous curriculum based on the development of the Jordan Nuclear Energy Program,” Tucan said. The IAEA commended Jordan for choosing PGEC in Arabic and recognized and supported his country’s efforts to pursue a safe and secure nuclear power.