Project Rationale

The main objective of this project is to enhance the technical capability of the regulatory body in assessing safety through an integrated risk informed decision making process, based on a comprehensive understanding of fundamental safety principles and safety assessment methods. Through a higher level of understanding of the technical and scientific principles involved in the evaluation of nuclear safety and taking into account lessons learned from Fukushima accident, regulatory staff competencies will be strengthened.

Outcomes

  1. Enhanced technical competency in safety assessment for regulatory body of recipient country.
  2. Improved understanding of safety principles and safety assessment methods to support risk informed decision making.

Outputs

  1. Tailored training programmes based on the Safety Assessment Education and Training (SAET) syllabus and results of the competence needs-assessment report provided to the Member State.
  2. Extensive training activities, using state of the art methods for knowledge transfer provided to the beneficiary Member State.
  3. Sustainable safety assessment capacity building framework developed in the beneficiary Member State.
  4. Effective project management, technical expertise and implementation.

Beneficiary Countries: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (primary beneficiary) and the International Nuclear Community at large and, particularly embarking countries among the INSC beneficiaries. 

Outputs

Output 1: Tailored training programmes based on the Safety Assessment Education and Training (SAET) syllabus and results of the competence needs-assessment report provided to the Member State
 
1 – Assess the competence needs of the selected developing Member States’, using the Safety Assessment Competency Evaluation Methodology
This activity is completed. This activity was initiated by the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Authority as part of the larger self-assessment report in preparation of the IRRS Mission. The report has been sent in the 1Q 2014 to the IAEA and it used to inform the training programme implemented within this project. No EC-PUI funds were required for this activity.
 
2 – Tailor complete and sustainable training programmes, based on results of the assessments and the Safety Assessment Education and Training (SAET) syllabus
The activity is completed. A project plan was developed during the planning meeting in February 2014 including training of both the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission (JNRC) on four main areas: Essential Knowledge (EK) on Safety Assessment, Practical Application on Deterministic Safety Assessment (DSA), Practical Application on Probabilistic 42 Safety Assessment (PSA) and Practical Applications on Reactor Physics Analysis.
 

Output 2: Extensive training activities, using state-of-the-art methods for knowledge transfer provided to the beneficiary Member State
 
1 – Deliver safety assessment educational modules of the Safety Assessment Education and Training (SAET) programme
This activity is now completed. All planned workshops were conducted as planned. The participants expressed in their feedback that the information and skills gained during the workshops will help to improve their future job performance.
 
2 – Place on-site training or on the job mentoring for the staff of developing country regulator at experienced regulatory bodies or in their work setting

This activity is completed.
 

Output 3: Sustainable safety assessment capacity building framework developed in the beneficiary Member State
1 – Ensure sustainability of the training programme by establishing knowledge management tools for subsequent training
This activity is now completed. A final report on lessons learned and practical guidance for future trainings has been developed by the IAEA.

Output 4: Effective project management, technical expertise and implementation
 
1- Plan and monitor of project activities
 
This activity is completed. 
 
2 – Implementation of project activities
The IAEA Secretariat is managing the projects through standard IAEA activities - consultancy services, contracts, technical meetings and training workshops.
The final report will be completed in the 2Q 2017.