Africa ALARA Network (AFAN) and International Atomic Energy Agency organize Webinars for its members

Dr. Francis Otoo

Senior Research Scientist 

Radiation Protection Institute, GAEC


AFAN with the aim enhancing the appropriate knowledge in the areas of personal monitoring, the importance of laboratory accreditation and building a strong network for the member state in Africa has since its formation organized a series of Webinar to share relevant information with it members  

Since February 2020, AFAN in collaboration with IAEA has jointly organized three webinars in with five (5) presenters from four (4) countries namely China, Ghana, Cuban and Cote D’Ivoire. The first and second webinars focussed on experiences of National Dose Registry in China, Ghana, Cuban and Cote D’Ivoire while the third webinar emphasized the importance of Laboratory accreditation in Africa.

The webinar attracted more than fifty (50) participants. In attendance also were Dr. Joseph. K. Amoako, Deputy RPI/GAEC and AFAN Secretary and Moderator for the webinars, Mr. Jizeng Ma, IAEA, Mr. Roman Abutalipov, IAEA and webinar host, Mr. Burcin Okyer of the IAEA  and Mr. Pascal Deboodt of Belgium. Other IAEA administrative staff also a participant in the Webinars which were extremely successful. AFAN is planning to organize additional webinars on other relevant subjects in the course of the year. 


Find below the details of the presenters and the videos for the webinars.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

  1. Development and operation of the NDR system in China 

Mr. Jun Deng

Head of Radiation Monitoring Information Center

National Institute for Radiological Protection,



  1. Experiences on the establishment of the NDR system in Ghana 

Ms. Edith A. Amoatey

Research Scientist

Radiation Protection Institute

Ghana Atomic Energy Commission



Wednesday, 26th February 2020

  1. Development and operation of the NDR system in Latin America region 

Ms. Maryzury Valdés Ramos

Head of Management Team of National Dose Register of Cuba 

Member of Development Team from the Prototype of National Dose Register for Latin America 

Head of Informatics and Network Services Group

Center for Radiation Protection and Hygiene (CPHR),


  1. Experiences on the establishment of the NDR system in Cote D’Ivoire.

Mr Kouakou Brou Mathurin

Autorité de Radioprotection, de sureté et de sécurité nucléaires




March 25, 2020, at 14:00 Vienna time

5 Testing laboratory accreditation program in Africa region


Mr. Mustapha Tawiah Kumah


Ghana National Accreditation Service,

Accra, Ghana

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