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The Role of Technical Cooperation Programs of International Atomic Energy Agency in Enhancing Socioeconomic Development in Sudan

The Role of Technical Cooperation Programs of International Atomic Energy Agency in Enhancing Socioeconomic Development in Sudan

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Title: The Role of Technical Cooperation Programs of International Atomic Energy Agency in Enhancing Socioeconomic Development in Sudan
Author: Salih, Amel Yousif Shawa
Abstract: This study has been designed to highlight the impact of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Programmes in Enhancing Socio-economic Development in Sudan. The main objective of this study is to reflect the role of Nuclear Techniques in development through the IAEA provision of the Technical Cooperation (TC) projects in Sudan; and to show their impact on socio-economic activities, technology transfer, and whether the targeted institutes become economically self-reliant. This study as an analytical study uses secondary sources, namely reports from IAEA and coordinators of the projects, also uses primary data through conducting interviews. The study has come out with some main findings: that the IAEA technical assistances played a major role in addressing pressing issues such as socio-economic development, sustainable development and management of different fields related to application of nuclear technology. Sudan Atomic Energy Commission (SAEC) in its capacity as the national coordinating body with respect to Technical Cooperation (TC) is highly appreciated and the projects had achieved a high implementation rate, the management of TC projects activated at the national level were successful and have significant impact particularly in human health, agriculture, and NDT. The total number of projects increased rapidly from 16 projects in 1995 to 55 projects in 2005, and where most of the projects attained their objectives; showing good results in socio-economic and infrastructural indicators, are continuous sustainable and they continue to provide services to the end-users. But some projects were not able to fulfill their objectives due to lack of some local component and other constraints, besides that the local Government component is very weak. From the results some recommendations can be advanced and summarized as follows:- Convince the decision makers and end-users with the importance of new nuclear techniques, and their contribution to national development Increase the local government inputs (local component), provide sufficient financial support to the projects, and collaboration with other organizations There must be good connection with the counterparts of the projects, and technical officer at SAEC and IAEA, Strengthening communication with institutes outside of Khartoum
Description: 121 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/12034
Date: 2015-06-14


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