Develop Capacity Promote Nuclear Technologies Enhance Development

The African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology


The AFRA Agreement is a legal document, which guides and regulates the implementation of the AFRA activities in the region, and defines the interfacing between the AFRA Member States and its partners, including the IAEA.



The scope of AFRA activities includes the peaceful application of all technically and developmentally sound nuclear techniques, which can contribute significantly towards the achievement of national and regional development objectives.


The African Union, the OPEC Fund, Spain, France, the USA, IAEA, UN-Aids, ESTRO, ISRO, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).




What We Do

The AFRA Programme must lead to the sharing of resources, knowledge and expertise among the participating countries, the transfer of technology available in advanced countries to countries where such technology is needed; and the creation of regional capabilities that, once developed, will, in turn, lead to further regional cooperation. This demands vision, commitment and effective management.

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The underlying strategic principles of AFRA enunciate the ways and means of achieving the set objectives of AFRA in the formulation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of AFRA cooperative activities, with the emphasis on ownership.

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AFRA’s core function is to develop and implement appropriate systems for the sustainable development in the region.

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The AFRA stakeholders are classified in different categories.

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Since the entry in force in 1990 of AFRA, AFRA Member States have been carrying out cooperative projects in various fields of nuclear science and technology for socio-economic development.

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To be the leading regional organization in Africa and vehicle of the Member States for the effective promotion and coordination of peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology for socio-economic development on the African continent.


AFRA is to develop capacity, establish and facilitate through regional cooperation, the use of infrastructure to exploit nuclear science and technology applications safely and cost effectively in order to meet the challenges of communal socio-economic development on the African continent.


Excellence in Programme Delivery, Credibility Commanded, Ethical Conduct, Teamwork and Ownership.





AFRA Success Stories

AFRA seeks to accelerate development towards self-sufficiency in nuclear scientific disciplines and appropriate technologies in Africa.

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  • USA
  • France
  • Spain
  • IAEA
  • OPEC Fund
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Japan
  • SIDA
  • European Union
  • African Union
  • ISRO

Our Members