Project profile — International Atomic Energy Agency - Institutional Support 2010


IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency (41107)
2010-12-22 - 2012-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (29.10%)
• America, regional (22.40%)
• Asia, regional (24.20%)
• Europe, regional (24.30%)


• Health, General: Medical services (12191) (26.10%)
• Water And Sanitation: Water resources conservation (including data collection) (14015) (2.50%)
• Nuclear Energy Electric Power Plants: Nuclear energy electric power plants (23510) (20.80%)
• Agriculture: Agricultural research (31182) (12.30%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Sectors not specified (99810) (38.30%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This grant represents Canada's institutional support to the Technical Cooperation Program of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). IAEA's mandate is to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear science and technology. The goal of the TCP is to strengthen the ability of member states to use nuclear technology to achieve their national development priorities, such as agriculture, human health and economic growth. The TCP focuses on capacity building through fellowships and training courses, and the provision of experts and equipment. It also promotes the exchange of information on key regional issues, such as the role of nuclear power as a source of energy or the monitoring and control of atmospheric pollution. Canada's support to the IAEA contributes to the use of nuclear science and technology, the development and improvement of global nuclear safety standards related to human health and the environment, and to verify that nuclear material is used only for peaceful purposes.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved as of 2010 include: 23 Country Programme Frameworks and 115 Revised Supplementary Agreements signed with member states; and a total of 129 member states benefited from nuclear technology expertise in the areas of: water resources; radioisotope production and radiation technology; nuclear science, safety, power, and fuel cycle; human health; capacity development and program support; food and agriculture; and environment. In addition, 1,838 individuals benefited from fellowships and scientific visits. The Fund also trained 2,962 individuals through 222 training courses, while 3,890 people participated in expert and lecturer assignments, and an additional 4,964 individuals participated in national expert meetings and project activities. The participation rate of women in technical cooperation activities ranged from 25%- 30%. Overall 4,396 women from all member states participated in these activities. Women comprised 30% of participants in training courses and 25% of technical assistance project counterparts.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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