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ISCN/JAEA-IAEA online SSAC training development

Kawakubo, Yoko; Stevens, R.*; Pickett, S.*; Sekine, Megumi ; Noro, Naoko; Inoue, Naoko 

Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) of Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) executed the first online regional training course on the State System of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material (Online RTC- SSAC) from 9 to 20 November 2020. JAEA and its predecessor organizations have held RTC-SSAC every year since 1996 in in-person style for supporting the capacity building in the IAEA member states, however; COVID-19 pandemic posed a serious impact on implementing conventional in-person training in 2020. In addition to that, ISCN had recognized the advantages of developing the online SSAC course as it can supplement the in-person course. With this background, ISCN/JAEA in cooperation with IAEA initiated the development of the online RTC-SSAC in April 2020. This paper provides a summary of the experience in developing the first Online RTC-SSAC including the steps taken to transition the course from an in-person course to an online course. It also identifies good practices that were established during the conduct of the two-week course as well as lessons learned to integrate into future courses. The paper concludes with a look at the future of online training and possible next steps to ensure that it will support the needs of the IAEA Member States.



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