Japan Pledges Contribution of USD 1,188,000 to Four IAEA TC Regional Projects in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe

On 1 June, the Government of Japan pledged its contribution of USD 1,188,000 to support four IAEA Technical Cooperation (TC) Regional projects in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe, through Japan’s contribution to IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI). The decision was announced by Mr. Takeshi Nakane, Special Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation, in his speech at the International Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme.
The projects that Japan will support are listed by regions as follows:
(Asia and the Pacific)
RAS/9/077 “Supporting Regional Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Member States of ASEAN Region” –USD 302,000
RAF/5/073 “Strengthening Africa's Regional Capacity for Diagnosis of Emerging or Re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases, including Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and Establishing Early Warning Systems” – USD 628,000
(Latin America and the Caribbean)
RLA/9/078 “Enhancing the National Regulatory Framework and Technological Capabilities for Radioactive Waste Management” –USD 94,000
RER/5/022 "Establishing Genetic Control Programmes for Aedes Invasive Mosquitoes" –USD 164,000
 Japan strongly supports “Atoms for Peace and Development” promoted by the IAEA, and will continue to support TC projects in close consultation and cooperation with the IAEA and countries in these regions.