The side event, organized by the IAEA in collaboration with the Joint IAEA/FAO Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and a selected number of Member States, will highlight the concrete contribution of nuclear science and technology in helping countries tackle key development challenges, including combating hunger, improving health, ensuring clean water and supporting responsible production, economic growth and an integrated and effective approach to climate change. The event will underline how nuclear technology has proved critical to improving people’s livelihoods and helped countries achieve their national development priorities and SDGs targets; it will also highlight the significant role nuclear technology has to play in the post COVID-19 recovery. The event will bring together representatives from Member States from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean to describe how integrating nuclear and nuclear-derived techniques in national (and regional) plans has contributed to ensuring the efficacy and sustainability of results. The panel will address issues such as support to vulnerable communities (in particular women) and the promotion of capacity building across borders using South-South cooperation mechanisms.
The event will be structured as a panel in an interactive interview style format. Videos and other visual material will be used to increase audience engagement.