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The African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology

The African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) is an intergovernmental Agreement established by African Member States to further strengthen and enlarge the contribution of nuclear science and technology to socio-economic development on the African continent. The scope of AFRA activities covers a wide range of peaceful applications of nuclear techniques that contribute towards the achievement of national and regional development goals.

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Agreement

The AFRA Agreement is a legal document, which guides and regulates the implementation of the AFRA activities in the region, and defines the interfacing between the AFRA Member States and its partners, including the IAEA.

 

Scope

The scope of AFRA activities includes the peaceful application of all technically and developmentally sound nuclear techniques, which can contribute significantly towards the achievement of national and regional development objectives.

Partners

The African Union, the OPEC Fund, Spain, France, the USA, IAEA, UN-Aids, ESTRO, ISRO, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).

 

 

 

Mission

To be the leading regional organization in Africa and vehicle of the Member States for the effective promotion and coordination of peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology for socio-economic development on the African continent.

Vision

AFRA is to develop capacity, establish and facilitate through regional cooperation, the use of infrastructure to exploit nuclear science and technology applications safely and cost effectively in order to meet the challenges of communal socio-economic development on the African continent.

Values

Excellence in Programme Delivery, Credibility Commanded, Ethical Conduct, Teamwork and Ownership.

 

 

 

 

What We Do


Strategic goals

The AFRA Programme must lead to the sharing of resources, knowledge and expertise among the participating countries, the transfer of technology available in advanced countries to countries where such technology is needed; and the creation of regional capabilities that, once developed, will, in turn, lead to further regional cooperation. This demands vision, commitment and effective management.

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Strategy

The underlying strategic principles of AFRA enunciate the ways and means of achieving the set objectives of AFRA in the formulation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of AFRA cooperative activities, with the emphasis on ownership:

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Core Functions

Stakeholders

Regional Resources

Since the entry in force in 1990 of AFRA, AFRA Member States have been carrying out cooperative projects in various fields of nuclear science and technology for socio-economic development.

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Success Stories

AFRA seeks to accelerate development towards self-sufficiency in nuclear scientific disciplines and appropriate technologies in Africa.

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Donors


Traditional
  • USA
  • France
  • Spain
  • IAEA
  • OPEC Fund
Target
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Japan
  • SIDA
  • European Union
Major
  • African Union
  • NEPAD
  • UNAIDS
  • ESTRO
  • ISRO

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.

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Our Members