Project profile — Nuclear Regulatory Infrastructure Development in Latin America - phase 2


International Atomic Energy AgencyNuclear Security Fund (41107)
2019-08-19 - 2024-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Cuba (6.67%)
• Ecuador (6.67%)
• Bolivia (6.66%)
• Uruguay (6.67%)
• Colombia (6.67%)
• Honduras (6.66%)
• Chile (6.67%)
• Costa Rica (6.67%)
• Panama (6.66%)
• El Salvador (6.66%)
• Peru (6.67%)
• Nicaragua (6.66%)
• Dominican Republic (6.67%)
• Guatemala (6.67%)
• Paraguay (6.67%)


• 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)


The project supports the International Atomic Energy Agency in providing comprehensive technical assistance to 15 states in Latin America and the Caribbean (Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) to develop and/or strengthen their respective national regulatory infrastructure for nuclear security and radiation safety.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) the development and/or review of the national regulatory infrastructure and legislative framework for nuclear security and radiation safety; (2) the establishment of national security and safety policies and strategies for radiation devices and radioactive sources; (3) the development and/or review of the national radiation safety and nuclear security regulations; (4) the Implementation and/or update of the national registers containing information on all radiation devices and radioactive sources inventories; (5) the training of regulatory staff for (authorization and inspections process in nuclear security and radiation safety; assessing physical protection systems for radioactive material and associated facilities and activities in use, storage and transport; the development and maintenance of a national registry for radiation devices and radioactive sources); (6) an increase in awareness - Raise awareness of nuclear security among decision makers and the familiarization of senior governmental officials on how to develop, maintain and sustain a national nuclear security regime, and train senior stakeholders in relevant management practices and in updating relevant International Atomic Energy Agency databases.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2020 include: (1) the completion of two consultancy meetings on developing national policy and strategy for radiation safety and security of radioactive material; (2) the preparation of work materials and programmes for the organization of a regional workshop on Policy and Strategy for Radiation Safety and Security of Radioactive Material; (3) a consultative meeting conducted for the review of the school for Drafting Radiation Safety and Security Regulations, held in January 2020; (4) a regional Training Course on establishing a National Register of Radiation Sources using the Regulatory Authority Information System held in March 2020, in El Salvador; and (5) conducted two consultancy meetings to address medical and industrial practices on the authorization and inspection process in radiation safety and security of radioactive material.

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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