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How oceans- and seas-related measures contribute to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: Local and regional experiences (UNDESA)
(September 2014)
The e-publication is a contribution to a growing collection of studies on how to conserve and sustainably manage the resources of the oceans and seas to foster sustainable development. It contains a selection of successful local and regional examples of oceans- and seas-related measures from around the world. Published by UNDESA in collaboration with UN-DOALOS of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, IAEA,  IMO, IOC-UNESCO, UNDP, UNEP and UNWTO.
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IAEA Technical Cooperation Fellows 2005–2008: Where are they now? A Report on the Fellowship Survey 2005–2008
(July 2014)

In order to assess the impact and quality of the fellowship component of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical cooperation (TC) programme, the Department of Technical Cooperation conducts occasional surveys of former fellows. This survey covers fellowships from the years 2005 to 2008.
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Developing Infrastructure for New Nuclear Power Programmes:
IAEA Services for Member States
(March 2014)

This brochure, produced  by the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy, identifies major components of the Milestones approach and highlights services available to IAEA Member States.
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The IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme:
Delivering results for peace and development
(September 2013)

The technical cooperation (TC) programme is the main mechanism through which the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delivers services to its Member States. Through the programme, the IAEA helps Member States to build, strengthen and maintain human and institutional capacities for the safe, peaceful and secure use of nuclear technology in support of national development priorities.
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The IAEA technical cooperation programme: An overview
(September 2013)

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Groundwater in the Sahel region: Enabling integrated management of water resources in thirteen African countries
(September 2013)
In Africa, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is undertaking a large scope technical cooperation project to enable and promote the integrated management and sustainable development of the shared groundwater resources in the Sahel region.
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Connecting the dots: linking technical cooperation projects on transboundary groundwater resources in Africa
(September 2013)
The Nubian and the Sahel projects address key gaps in the methodology, data and human resource capacity needed in order to gain understanding of the selected aquifer systems. The two projects not only promote integrated management of transboundary groundwater resources, but both also follow the same strategy to reach their goals.
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The Nile Basin Project: Identifying Surface and Groundwater Interactions
(September 2013)

The Nile Basin Project is a joint activity by UNDP and the IAEA, which aims to fill an information gap about the role of groundwater and its contribution to water balances in lakes, rivers and wetlands in the Nile Basin.
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The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System Project: Mapping the World’s Largest Known Fossil Aquifer
(September 2013)

The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System project is a successfully completed joint project of UNDP-GEF, UNESCO and the IAEA to support the establishment of a regional strategy for the integrated management of the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS).
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IAEA Technical Cooperation In Africa
(September 2013)
The TC programme has been strengthening Africa’s human and institutional capacity for the peaceful and safe utilization of nuclear techniques in the areas of human health, food and agriculture, water and environment, energy and industry for over fifty years.
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Designing High Quality IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects:  Basics on the Logical Framework Approach (LFA)

A new e-learning course on Designing High Quality IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects: Basics on the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) is now available under the IAEA CLP4NET Platform and can be accessed  in English or Spanish. This e-learning course provides the methodolgies for the development of projects according to the standards and quality criteria adopted for the TC programme.
Making a Difference with Nuclear Technology
(September 2012)

Read how the IAEA uses nuclear technology to make a difference for sustainable development.
Food for the Future | Water Matters | Sustainable Energy | Better Human Health |
Efficient Industry, Cleaner Environment | Managing Radioactive Waste

Designing IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects using the Logical Framework Approach: A quick reference guide
(September 2012)
This quick reference guide is designed to support the Project Design phase of the technical cooperation programming (TC) cycle. It focuses on the transition from project concepts to Project Documents.
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Best Practices in the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme
(September 2012)
The Department of Technical Cooperation collects and disseminates information on best practices to encourage and support information sharing, continuous learning, innovation, networking and the development of communities of practices.
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Developing Infrastructure for New Nuclear Power Programmes – IAEA Services for Member States
(September 2011)

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Detecting Drug Resistant Malaria and Tuberculosis in Africa
(September 2008)

This brochure summarizes the main findings of the TC project "Detection of Drug-Resistant Malaria and Tuberculosis" covering thirteen African countries. Tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for over 1.5 million deaths worldwide each year, and malaria is the largest cause of mortality in Africa, particularly in children. The project has supported the development of innovative strategies to strengthen regional capacity in new diagnostic tools.
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Fifty Years of Technical Cooperation
(September 2007)

The focus of the IAEA's technical cooperation activities has moved from assistance to cooperation over the years. Today, the technical cooperation programme concentrates on six thematic areas, responding to the development priorities of Member States.
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Nuclear Applications for Development
(September 2007)

Nuclear science and technology offer solutions to a range of development issues, including human health, agriculture, water resource management, environmental monitoring and sustainable energy planning. The IAEA's technical cooperation programme builds skills and expertise in Member States in order to realize the full potential of nuclear technologies in addressing key development needs.
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Nuclear Technologies for the Environment: Protecting Air, Earth and Oceans
(September 2007)

prepared jointly by the IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation and the Department of Nuclear Applications, illustrated how the IAEA was helping Member States to achieve their development priorities while applying nuclear techniques for environmental protection. Read more »
Radiation Protection - Creating Capacity, Legislation & Regulation, Control of Exposure, and Emergency Preparedness, through Technical Cooperation
(November 2006)

This brochure is an overview of the radiation protection programme and is not meant to be exhaustive. It is aimed at those who control the funding for or participation in the programme and at those who have not yet joined the programme. It shows the main thrust of the programme, the five Thematic Safety Areas, and what it offers in return for contributing funds and expert services, or both, to this programme. It also outlines why an organization that is involved in the use of sources of ionizing radiation would need to be a part of this programme. Read more »

Science Serving People
(July 2002)

An online brochure featuring IAEA technical cooperation for development: Science Serving People tells the story of how the IAEA is helping to harness knowledge to promote development and deliver real benefits to the poor.
It demonstrates how nuclear science and technology applications are being employed to overcome the challenges of water scarcity, food insecurity, malnutrition, malaria, environmental degradation and many other problems. It also shows how the complementary development, safety, and security initiatives of the IAEA are fulfilling the “Atoms for Peace” mandate of the Agency in the developing world.
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Quality system implementation in Member states of the IAEA
extracted from Accreditation and Quality Assurance
(Volume 10. Number 11. March 2006)

The International Atomic energy Agency (IAEA), through its Technical Cooperation Programme, has supported the establishment of many nuclear analytical and complementary laboratories in Member States. Read more »
Report on the In-depth Study of the IAEA Fellowship Programme
(March 2006)

As a follow-up to the fellowship survey done in 2005, an in-depth study of former fellows was done. Again, fellows were asked to rate the quality and the impact of the fellowship programme, and to suggest improvements. Regarding the majority of the questions, the results from this study correlate with those from the first survey. This gives us some confidence to believe that these results are indeed representative of the entire base population of former fellows from the years 2001 and 2002. Read more »
Report on the IAEA Fellowship Programme Survey
(September 2005)

To assess the impact and the quality of the IAEA fellowship programme, the Department of Technical Cooperation conducted a survey among former fellows from the years 2001 and 2002. Approximately 30% of the former fellows participated. They rated the quality and the impact of the fellowship programme on their career, on their home institute, on the technical cooperation project and on their home country. The results were overwhelmingly positive. Read more »
Sustainable development of groundwater resources in southern and eastern Africa
(November 2002)

One of the major thrusts of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme in Africa pertains to water resources management. IAEA-supported activities aim at helping Member States to gain a better understanding and quantifiable estimates of the groundwater and surface water resources, to design and implement national strategies for national exploitation and management of these resources, and to enhance the safety of dams and artificial reservoirs. Read more »
Implementing the Global Plan of Action - IAEA's Programme for Improving Children's Health and Nutrition
(October 2001)

This Booklet explains the Agency's technical approach and programming targeted at or directly benefitting the health status of children in developing countries. It identifies technologies which can be used in synergy between the Agency's programme and other national, international, and non-governmental organizations with the objective of developing joint field activities. Read more »
  Partners for Development
(1997)

The IAEA is less well known for its development assistance work than for its activities in nuclear safety and enforcing international non-proliferation accords. But over the course of more than three decades, IAEA's "Technical Cooperation" (TC) Programme has helped to build the foundations for effectively applying nuclear-related technologies in dozens of developing countries. Read more »

Technical Cooperation Activities in the 1990s

The desire to extend the many benefits of the peaceful uses of nuclear technology to all countries led as long ago as 1957 to the establishment of the IAEA and to the immediate introduction of a technical cooperation programme. In the more than thirty years that have passed since that time, the potential applications of nuclear techniques have greatly expanded, as have the associated benefits for social and economic development. Over this period, many of the applications have moved from research laboratories into hospitals, farms and industrial enterprises. Read more »
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Extending the benefits of nuclear technologies
by Qian J. and Rogov A. Read more »

Strengthening technology transfer
by Barretto P. Read more »

Responsible/Contact: Department of Technical Cooperation | Last update: 20 Oct, 2014

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