KACARE, IAEA review methods of nuclear knowledge management

KACARE, IAEA review methods of nuclear knowledge management
JOINT SESSION: K.A.CARE officials at the workshop with IAEA experts. (AN photo)
Updated 06 May 2016

KACARE, IAEA review methods of nuclear knowledge management

KACARE, IAEA review methods of nuclear knowledge management

RIYADH: King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), in cooperation with experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN watchdog that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, organized a workshop here on IAEA mechanisms in knowledge management for peaceful use of atomic energy.
The three-day workshop, which concluded on Thursday, was attended by members from the concerned sectors and departments of KACARE and a number of experts from the IAEA. Commenting on the workshop, a KACARE official said that the purpose of the workshop was to discuss a number of important subjects and review methods and challenges of successful knowledge management, mainly of those relevant to the nature of nuclear energy organizations. The workshop also aimed to provide practical examples on how to achieve and apply knowledge management in nuclear energy organizations, he added.
Moreover, the three-day workshop highlighted KACARE strategies and plans of applying knowledge management and providing advice for any possible improvements toward programs for the peaceful use of atomic energy.
The IAEA, which serves as an intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation on the peaceful use of nuclear technology worldwide, has recently warned of nuclear terrorism ahead of the recent important nuclear security summit.
“Terrorism is spreading and the possibility of using nuclear material cannot be excluded; the world needs to do more to prevent nuclear terrorism,” IAEA chief Yukiya Amano has said.
The Kingdom donated $10 million during the summit for the establishment of a specialized center at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria to combat nuclear terrorism and also donated €500,000 for a modernization project of the IAEA laboratories.
KACARE is working on a renewable energy program. Vision 2032 aims to replace 50 percent of Kingdom’s dependence on traditional fossil fuel with eco-friendly atomic and renewable energy to be collected from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.
Vision 2032 assumes greater significance in the wake of Vision 2030 that aims to reduce dependence on oil and diversify the Saudi economy.