2nd Nuclear Energy Experts Group Meeting (NEEG)
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013:
Session 1: The Nuclear Safety Regime
This session will look at the nuclear safety regime. What are its objectives? Are they being achieved? What are the main components of the regime? In particular, what is the role of the Convention on Nuclear Safety? What role does the IAEA play? What role does private industry play? What is the relationship between nuclear safety and nuclear security? What are the core issues in Asia? What recent developments have influenced the regime?
Presenters: Jor-Shan Choi, Le Quang Hiep, Jamal Khaer Ibrahim
Session 2: The Nuclear Security Regime
This session will focus on the nuclear security regime. What are its objectives? Are they being achieved? What are the main components of the regime? Specifically, what is the role of the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (and its amendment) and the Nuclear Terrorism Convention? What role does the IAEA play? What are the recent developments and trends in the regime? What should be done to enhance the regime?
Presenters: Manpreet Sethi, Robert Finch, Muhamad Ilman Atstsani
Session 3: The Nuclear Security Summit Process
This session will examine the Nuclear Security Summit process. What is the Summit process and why was it initiated? What are its objectives and are they being met? What has the Summit process achieved since it was launched in 2010, especially in Asia? What is the implementation status of the 2012 Summit’s “gift baskets” in Asia? What are the goals and objectives of the 2014 Summit in the Netherlands? What will/should be the purpose of the Summit process post-2014? What are the alternatives to the Summit process?
Presenters: Miles Pomper, Nobumasa Akiyama, Teofilo Leonin
Session 4: Nuclear Security Centers of Excellence in Northeast Asia
This session will explore the Nuclear Security Centers of Excellence in Northeast Asia. What is or should be primary focus of each center? What is the status of each of the centers? What are their goals? Is there collaboration between them? What is the envisioned relationship between the centers and other organizations involved in promoting nuclear security?
Presenters: Sharon Squassoni, Kazuko Hamada, Chang-Hoon Shin, Wang Haihan
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013:
Session 5: Regional Organizations and Nuclear Safety and Security
This session will examine the main regional organizations and initiatives dealing with nuclear safety and security. What are these organizations? In particular, what are the role and activities of the recently-established ASEANTOM and Asian Nuclear Safety Network? What work has been done within the framework of the Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development, and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology for Asia and the Pacific? How can these organizations and initiatives facilitate and enhance nuclear safety and security in the region?
Presenters: Phiphat Phruksarojanakun, Khin Maung Latt
Session 6: General Observations, Concluding Remarks, and Next Steps
This session will summarize the meeting’s discussions and debate the themes of the next NEEG meetings.
Presenters: Carl Baker, Nguyen Nhi Dien
Afternoon: Bus trip & visit of the Da Lat Nuclear Research Reactor Facility