The Africa Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research Development and Training related to Science and Technology (AFRA) established the AFRA Network for Education in Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA-NEST) in order to implement AFRA strategy on Human Resource Development (HRD) and Nuclear Knowledge Management (NKM). “AFRA-NEST" is a non-profit-making association pursuing a pedagogic and scientific aim, under the name of the "AFRA Network for Education in Science and Technology”. AFRA-NEST’s main objective is to facilitate operation and networking in education, training, research and outreach in nuclear science and technology (NS&T) in the African Region. AFRA-NEST will use Cyber Learning Platform for Nuclear Education and Training (CLP4NET) platform to promote online educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. African training participants are encouraged to visit CLP4NET to enhance their learning experience in different fields of nuclear science and Technology
- Foster sustainable human resource development and nuclear knowledge management to satisfy the needs of African countries with/without higher education and training in the priority areas of non-power and power applications of nuclear energy;
- Collate and integrate all available data on higher education and training capabilities in Africa, as well as nuclear industries and professional associations in synergy with existing IAEA and other regional/international nuclear education and training institutions;
- Focus on encouraging senior nuclear professionals to share their experience and knowledge with the young generation.