Introduction to the RCARO Workshop by moti

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									Introduction to the
RCARO Workshop
        Kun Mo CHOI
      Director, RCARO
     24 July 2007, Seoul
                                Background
   RCARO is entering into the third phase
        First phase (2002-2004) :
          • 3 years under interim operation
          • Operation of the RCARO website
          • Initiation of human resource development programme
        Second phase (2005-2007) :
          •   3 years under full operation
          •   The Director was appointed by the Member States.
          •   Initiation of the RCA/UNDP(K) program
          •   Establishment of the fast-track mechanism for joint projects with other
              organizations
        Third phase (2008- ) :
   RCARO needs advice and assistance in the formulation of
    appropriate programs to increase visibility and viability of RCA
        Especially programmes to enhance its partnership with other
         international organizations
          Objectives of the Workshop
   To seek ways to increase RCA’s partnership with other
    organizations in line with RCA Medium-Term Strategies
   To formulate new projects to start in 2009 after the
    completion of the current RCA/UNDP Environment Project
   To discuss the RCA’s participation in international
    conferences including the 6th International Conference on
    Isotopes (6ICI) to be held in May 2008 in Korea
   To enhance RCA’s leadership in the region through
    brainstorming, and
   To discuss other issues relating to the future development
    strategies for the RCARO
                     Participants
   Experts on RCA programme
       Mr. Prinath Dias (IAEA)
       Ms. Alumanda Dela ROSA (Philippines, PNRI)
       Mr. John Easey (Australia, ANSTO)
       Mr. Ron Cameron (Australia, ANSTO)
       Mr. Carlito Aleta (Philippines)
       Mr. LONG Maoxing (China, CAEA)
       Mr. Xu Naicheng (China)
       Mr. Manoon ARAMRATTANA (Thailand)
       Mr. Yasuyoshi KOMIZO (Japan)
       Mr. Tran Huu Phat (Vietnam)
   Experts from int’l organizations
       Mr. Qu Liang (FAO/IAEA Office)
       Ms. Hyun Shin LEE (UNDP Office in Korea)
   Experts in Korea
       Mr. Jae Yong HUR (ROK, MOST)
       Ms. Ji Hyun ANN (ROK, MOST)
       Mr. Byung Jin JUN (KAERI)
       Mr. Phil Han PARK (KRIA)
       KONIKOF
       And others
   RCARO
                         Agenda
24 July (Tuesday)
Opening
       • Opening
       • Introduction to the Workshop (RCARO)
Session 1: Strategies to Enhance RCA Partnerships
       • Potential Partnership Organizations for RCA and
         their Programmes (Mr. Aleta)
       • Philippines’ Experience in Collaborating with
         International Development Organizations
         (Ms. Dela Rosa)
       • Promotion of RCA Partnership in Connection with
         the RCA MTS (Mr. John Easey)
       • Discussion
Session 2: RCA’s Participation in International Conferences
       • Lessons Learned from RCA’s Participation in the
         PEMSEA Conference (Mr. John K Chung)
       • Introduction to the 6th International Conference on
         Radioisotopes (Mr. Byung Jin JUN)
       • Possible RCA’s Participation in the International
         Conferences (Mr. Prinath Dias)
       • Discussion
Session 3: Strategies to Enhance RCA Partnerships
       • Status of the RCA-UNDP(K) Project
         (Mr. Jae Sol LEE)
       • Experiences from the IAEA/RCA/UNDP Industrial
         Project (Mr. Manoon Aramrattana)
       • Future UNDP-RCA Partnership
         (Ms. Hyun Shin LEE)
       • Partnership with FAO/IAEA
         (Mr. Qu Liang, Director, IAEA/FAO Office)
       • General Discussion
Session 4: RCA and Leadership
      • Roles and Responsibilities of the Major RCA Stakeholders
        (Mr. Prinath Dias)
      • Member State’s View on Enhancing RCA Leadership (Mr.
        Xu Naicheng)
      • RCARO’s Contribution in the Region
        (Mr. Ron CAMERON and Mr. Yasuyoshi Komizo)
      • Member State’s View on the RCARO Future Strategies
        (Mr. Tran Huu Phat)
      • General discussion

Closing Session
                          Session I
      Strategies to Enhance RCA Partnerships
   RCA Medium-Term Strategy addresses the importance
    of enhancing its partnerships with other international
    organizations
      However, detailed strategies to achieve the goal have
         not been thoroughly discussed by RCA members.
   It is necessary to clarify the roles of the RCA and the
    RCA Regional Office in enhancing partnership
   RCARO, with the support of Dr. Aleta, surveyed the
    projects of international organizations in the region as a
    first step to develop possibilities of partnerships
                              Session 2
          RCA’s Participation in International
                     Conferences
   One of the practical means to enhance
    partnership is to participate in relevant
    international conferences
       RCA’s participation in the PEMSEA conference can
        be regarded a role model
         • The relevant RCA meeting planned around the time of the
           conference was one of the factors that made the participation
           possible
       The 6th International Conference on Isotopes (ICI) in
        Seoul next year is another good opportunity for RCA
        to communicate with experts in other regions
                               Session 3
                    Partnerships with UNDP
   RCA/UNDP(K) project was launched in 2006
       The theme is “Environment Impact Analysis in the Tsunami-
        affected Area”
       It is a 3 year project (2006-2008) and the budget is 0.3 Million
        USD
       14 Member States are participating
         • PHI, MAL, INS, SRL, THA, AUL and IND: Project leading countries
   It is time to consider the next project using the same
    scheme
       Exemplary candidate projects are welcome to be discussed
       FAO/IAEA office is interested in the development of a
        cooperative program with RCA with the support of RCARO
                   Session 4
              RCA and Leadership

 RCA  has a long history and a long list of
 success stories, but it has also some
 challenges to be addressed
    The complicated decision-making system and
     the large gap in understanding the RCA
     business among the NRs are examples of
     such challenges
    RCARO may contribute in solving the
     problems the RCA is facing
                         Session 5
    Roles of the RCARO for nuclear cooperation

 Main missions of RCARO are to increase RCA’s
  awareness and to enhance RCA partnerships.
 RCARO is expecting more activities in the future
  with increased budget, contribution to the IAEA
  and various programs with other organizations.
       Proposals and suggestions are always welcomed.
   Any other subjects relevant to RCA would be
    discussed.
        Expected Outcomes of the Workshop

 Record of the discussion
 Conclusions and/or Recommendations
       Participation in the 6th ICI
       Next RCA/UNDP project
       Specific programmes/activities to enhance RCA
        partnerships
Thank you.

								
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