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HUMAN RESOURCE CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE INTRODUTION OF NUCLEAR POWER IN GHANA. B. J. B. NYARKO, G. EMI-REYNOLDS , E.H.K. AKAHO GHANA ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION P.O. BOX LG 80, LEGON-ACCRA, GHANA E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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B. J. B. NYARKO, G. EMI-REYNOLDS , E.H.K. AKAHO
GHANA ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION
P.O. BOX LG 80, LEGON-ACCRA, GHANA
Technical/Workshop on Topical Issues on Infrastructure Development: Managing the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power
9-12 February 2010, Vienna, Austria
In 1961, Government of Ghana decided to undertake the Ghana Nuclear Reactor Project
Presently, research activities of GAEC supported by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Cooperation are centred on non-power application of Nuclear and Biotechnology techniques
- Crop improvement, Pest management
- Food preservation and Medical Sterilisation
- Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine
- Non-destructive techniques using radioisotopes and tracers for trouble-shooting and optimization of petrochemical and mining industries.
Ghana’s electricity demand is growing at a high rate of about 7% per annum over the last ten years due to high population growth, economic aspiration and extension electricity to rural areas.
Within the last 28 years, climatic changes and draughts have caused the nation to experience three major power crises.
Small Solar and wind generation exist in some sectors, but potential large-scale development is not envisioned for the near future.
The development of a national academic programme for the education of the necessary scientists, engineers and other technicians to support technical research is currently on-going.
The mission of the School is for the preservation, maintenance and enhancement of nuclear knowledge in Ghana and Africa for the provision of high quality teaching, research, entrepreneurship training, service and development through graduate programmes in nuclear sciences and technology.
Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications currently offers courses leading to the award of Master of Philosophy in Applied Nuclear Physics, Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Nuclear and Environmental Protection and Nuclear Earth Sciences.
Department of Nuclear Agriculture and Radiation Processing currently offers courses leading to the award of Master of Philosophy in Nuclear Agriculture
The IAEA has through its TC programmes established key facilities and laboratories that are very essential for education and training in the nuclear industry.
The designation of SNAS as a Centre of Excellence for African Masters degree in Nuclear Science shall enable us train human resource in nuclear technology for the sustenance of nuclear knowledge in Africa and beyond.