Project profile — Supporting the Development of Nuclear Security Detection Architectures in Latin America


IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency (41107)
2019-02-01 - 2024-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Peru (3.13%)
• Ecuador (3.12%)
• Paraguay (3.12%)
• Uruguay (3.12%)
• Bolivia (3.12%)
• Mexico (3.13%)
• Chile (3.13%)
• Cuba (75.00%)
• Colombia (3.13%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• 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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to support the development of effective national regulatory frameworks and related measures for preventing illicit trafficking of nuclear or radiological materials in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Project activities include: (1) organizing and delivering a series of regional workshops to subject matter experts and stakeholders in these countries to identify national requirements and actions for developing effective nuclear security detection architectures; (2) installing and commissioning radiation detection equipment at five locations in Cuba; and (3) delivering related operational and maintenance training to Cuban personnel.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is greater capacity on the part of beneficiary countries to prevent, detect and respond to security events involving nuclear and other radiological material outside of regulatory control.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of April 2020 include: (1) a regional awareness-raising workshop with stakeholders of Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay on the scope and framework of a national nuclear security detection architecture was organized and delivered; and (2) a Statement of Work with Cuban stakeholders for the installation and commissioning of radiation detection equipment was finalized.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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