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African Youth
Nuclear Summit

  • By Staff Writer, SAASTA.

SAASTA displayed a science exhibition at the second African Youth Nuclear Summit (AYNS) held at the Royal Elephant Hotel in Pretoria, South Africa. AYNS is a biannual event that brings together young professionals in the nuclear industry within the African continent and globally. The event was hosted by the South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society (SAYNPS), under the theme “Unlocking the potential of nuclear science and technology applications within Africa”. AYNS attracted more than 250 delegates from across Africa as well as distinguished speakers, including nuclear industry experts, business leaders, investors, and policymakers.

African Youth Nuclear Summit 2020.

“We received very positive feedback on the programme content. The feedback on the calibre of speakers in particular was extremely complimentary. Many thanks to the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) team for their hard work in making the event such a great success. Furthermore, we grateful to our sponsors, stakeholders and delegates at large for their unwavering support. We look forward to the next summit in 2021". said Mr Gaopalelwe Santswere, President of African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN).

“Environmental education play a massive role in the society, making an example with litter: as a society we have grown to believe that throwing a paper in town is creating a job for somebody else”, says Sihle. “We can learn from there and do our part, it is never too late, she emphasised. It all starts with one person. Do not be scared to start. South Africa is depending on you for a cleaner, healthier environment”, she added.

On the first day, delegates were treated to a gala dinner, which was hosted by the Co-Founder & CEO of Wealth Creation Network, Mr Nthato Raboshaga. The summit programme included technical tours to Steve Biko Academic Hospital and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa). Women in Nuclear (WiN) - Africa held their side meeting, which received a massive turnout.

Keynote speakers included the Executive Secretary of African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE), Mr Baaliouamer Messaoud, President of International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC), Mr Luca Capriotti, Senior Programme Manager at International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC), Kazakhstan, Prof Kamen Velichkov, IAEA Department of Technical Corporation: Division for Africa, Prof Shaukat Abdulrazak as well as the Head of World Nuclear University, Dr Patricia Wieland.

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