Intensive Course on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security for Women in STEM

November 5, 2018



The African Centre for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS) and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), will offer an intensive course on “Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security for Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)” for researchers, practitioners, and other specialists from the African Union Member States. The workshop will be held in Accra, Ghana, on February 11-14, 2019. The funding for this workshop is being provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Participants of the 2017 workshop “Nuclear Security Policy and Practice in the African Continent” in Accra, Ghana

Participants of the 2017 workshop “Nuclear Security Policy and Practice in the African Continent” in Accra, Ghana

The primary objective of the course is to provide female technical experts and scientists with a broader understanding of nonproliferation, arms control, disarmament, the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and nuclear security policies, as well as the various institutions, tools, and mechanisms necessary to address current nonproliferation and nuclear security challenges. The course aims to support worldwide efforts in promoting women in the nuclear field in general, and in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation, peaceful uses and nuclear security in particular. The course program will feature leading international and regional experts and practitioners from academia, national governments, and international organizations.

Course organizers welcome applications from specialists in the energy and trade ministries; experts in the area of strategic trade, customs, and border controls; operators and technicians from atomic commissions and regulatory bodies; specialists from cancer treatment and other medical facilities using radioactive sources and materials; and faculty and researchers from academia. Specialists from other government and nongovernmental entities will be considered as well. Eligible female candidates should be nationals of African Union Member States who reside and work in Africa, and who are fluent in English.

This is a tuition-free course. Travel and accommodation support will be offered for selected participants. To be considered for selection and travel support, interested individuals should submit an online application. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018, but candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Successful applicants will be notified by December 15, 2018.

Applications must include:

  1. A completed online form
  2. A resume or CV
  3. A letter of interest
  4. A nomination or support letter from an applicant’s organization


William Boateng
Research Assistant
+233 543 938 019
[email protected]

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