Project profile — Supporting the Development of the Nuclear Security Support Centers


International Atomic Energy AgencyNuclear Security Fund (41107)
2020-02-10 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (16.66%)
• America, regional (16.66%)
• Asia, regional (16.66%)
• Oceania, regional (16.67%)
• Europe, regional (16.66%)
• Developing countries, unspecified (16.69%)


• 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)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports the development of nuclear security support centres (NSSC) and related capacity building activities through the International Atomic Energy Agency. Project activities include: (1) carrying out expert missions to guide Member States through the process for establishing and operating an NSSC (including identifying requirements and competency gaps); (2) provision of physical protection equipment to two Member States’ NSSCs; (3) Provision of radiation detection equipment to two Member States’ NSSCs; (4) training and project management meetings for two Member States to assist with the establishment and operation of a national NSSC; and (5) organizing three NSSC Regional Cooperation Meetings, a consultancy meeting for subject matter experts, and a technical exchange visit by subject matter experts to an NSSC in Asia-Pacific to assist with human resource development.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is an enhanced national nuclear security regimes in beneficiary countries, through the establishment of Nuclear Security Support Centres that adhere to International Atomic Energy Agency standards and guidelines.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of July 2020 include: (1) the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) developed and launched the first phase of a "Library of Lessons Learned and Case Studies"; (2) IAEA Detection and Monitoring Equipment Laboratory staff provided technical expertise to support the development of specifications and technical evaluation of commercial bids for radiation detection equipment procurement under bilateral projects to support development of NSSCs; and (3) technical evaluation reports were successfully completed for procurement of spectroscopic personal radiation detectors, training radiation portal monitor, tele probe radiation monitors, contamination survey meters, and neutron search devices under the Egypt NSSC project.

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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