Core Functions

AFRA is for sharing 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.

  • Establish relevant institutional linkages and essential mechanisms for cooperation and coordination in the areas of training, nuclear science and technology, information and communication technologies (ICTs) and institutional sustainability, with a particular attention to the challenges facing the Least Developed Countries (LDCs);
  • Develop and implement appropriate systems for human resource development, nuclear knowledge management and preservation, and skills acquisition and retention;
  • Harmonize regulations, practice and operational procedures, mechanisms for information management and exchange, and experience and best practice dissemination;
  • Promote networking for the benefit of the African nuclear community and the involvement of youth and women in nuclear science and technology;
  • Promote South-South cooperation among AFRA Member States, and between them and regional and international partners in fields of common interests and, where appropriate, to execute activities for regional partners such as the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD);
  • Coordinate and streamline cooperation and assistance within the region for strengthening nuclear technology infrastructure in Member States with particular attention to the challenges facing the LDCs.