Federal Nuclear Regulatory Authority: Building the capabilities of national cadres is a priority

Building the capabilities of national cadres is at the forefront of the priorities of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, which has been keen, since its establishment, on refining their skills and developing their capabilities, in order to optimally qualify them to work in this vital field and continue the path of pioneering achievements made by the state in the environmentally friendly energy sector.

The authority has paid great attention to empowering Emirati women and today it plays a major role in the departments of nuclear safety, nuclear security, safeguards and radiation safety, education and training. The authority has also been keen to provide specialized programs for young people and recent graduates.

The authority offers scholarships to its Emirati employees in distinguished educational institutions, such as Zayed University, the University of Manchester, the Korean Institute for Nuclear Safety, the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, where the first female student in the authority’s scholarship program obtained a doctorate degree. Another employee from the Authority The study program required to obtain a master’s degree.

The FANR internship program provides an opportunity for trainees to obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain a job in the FANR in the future. The training program for new Emirati graduates has been designed, with the aim of empowering national cadres in the fields of engineering and science, with the basic knowledge necessary to understand the technical concepts that apply to nuclear engineering and radiation protection. and oversight.

In 2020, the authority completed the new graduate program in the field of law, and two Emirati female employees joined the legal department after successfully completing the training program. FANR, and the UAE’s peaceful nuclear program.

New university graduates who join this program acquire the knowledge, capabilities and skills necessary to perform the daily duties and tasks of the Legal Affairs Department, in relation to the scope of work in the four technical departments of the Operations Department of the Authority.

Aida Al Shehhi, Director of the Radiation Safety Department at the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, continues her career in the authority, which began in 2010, exceeding a decade, embodying the support and care that Emirati women enjoy from the wise leadership, as well as the efforts made by the authority to empower women and develop capabilities. Young national cadres and motivate them to excel.

Al-Shehhi told the Emirates News Agency, that the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has worked since its establishment in 2009 to build the capabilities of national cadres in this sector, in addition to strengthening its efforts to achieve gender balance to carry out its tasks in monitoring the nuclear and radiological sectors, and support the government’s efforts to empower women in Workplace.

She extended her thanks and appreciation to the wise state leadership for the great support of Emirati women, and to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, who provided all the ingredients for excellence and success for Emirati women to become a role model in the will achievement both regionally and globally.

She explained that through her work as Director of the Radiation Safety Department at the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, she is keen to support the authority’s march in the field of nuclear radiation control, in addition to protecting the environment and workers, and strengthening the infrastructure and radiation in the country.

She indicated that women constitute about 42% of the total number of 245 employees in the authority, and occupy 43% of the authority’s leadership positions. In addition, there are Emirati experts in the field of nuclear energy who work as inspectors in the fields of nuclear security, nuclear safety and non-proliferation, in addition to radiation protection and other fields. (wam)

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