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Nuclear Safety and Security Culture: Powering Nuclear Governance in East Asia- RSIS Roundtable at the Singapore International Energy Week 2017

23 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017


Nuclear Safety and Security Culture: Powering Nuclear Governance in East Asia

RSIS Roundtable at the Singapore International Energy Week 2017

27 October 2017, 9am-12pm, MBS Expo and Convention Centre

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident revealed significant human, organisational and cultural challenges to enhancing nuclear safety and security. The risks associated with nuclear energy do not originate from the technology itself but from the mindsets, attitudes, and behaviours of those involved in the operation and regulation of nuclear facilities. This Roundtable will deliberate on strengthening nuclear energy governance in East Asia, with the aim of identifying challenges to the development of nuclear safety and security culture as  well as other key challenges faced by newcomer countries in Southeast Asia and the lessons learnt from the experience of Northeast Asian countries with nuclear power.

It will examine critical infrastructure issues such as legislative and regulatory frameworks and human resource development that need to be addressed by both potential nuclear newcomers and nuclear power users in East Asia so as to improve the safe and secure management of nuclear energy. Particular emphasis is placed on the recent efforts of nuclear industry actors (power plant operators and vendors) and regulatory bodies in strengthening the regional culture of nuclear safety and security in East Asia. Overall, roundtable speakers will  highlight recent advances and future developments for nuclear safety and security in East Asia with special emphasis on key roles being played by regional institutions and networks, government bodies, regulators, the nuclear industry, civil society and academic institutions in nuclear governance in the region.

The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is an annual week-long platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to discuss and share best practices and solutions within the global energy space.

SIEW 2017 will facilitate discussions on staying nimble, managing risks, overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities in this evolving energy landscape.

Please visit www.siew.sg for registration and further information. Kindly note that registering for the RSIS roundtable is free of charge.

Venue

Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Singapore + Google Map

Organizers

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW)