Project profile — Strengthening Competencies for Sustainable Nuclear Security


World Institute for Nuclear Security
2021-08-03 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Ukraine (4.18%)
• Africa, regional (20.00%)
• North and Central America, regional (25.00%)
• South America, regional (20.00%)
• Middle East, regional (10.82%)
• Far East Asia, regional (20.00%)


• 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 strengthens nuclear security in Latin America and internationally by increasing the professionalism and competencies of women and men nuclear security personnel. Project activities include: (1) supporting scholarship opportunities to the World Institute for Nuclear Security Academy; (2) improving gender parity in nuclear security through the development of a self assessment tool and international reporting framework for industry use; and (3) reducing the risk posed by transport security and cybersecurity vulnerabilities by expanding the availability of training tools and professional development opportunities in Latin America.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened nuclear security professionals’ management of nuclear and radiological security threats; (2) improved gender equality in nuclear security, particularly in areas with significant underrepresentation; and (3) reduced risk from nuclear security incidents, including related to transport security and cybersecurity, through trained nuclear security personnel.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $229,147
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
11-03-2024 Disbursement $229,147
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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