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WANO and IYNC sign Memorandum of Understanding

16/10/2017

‚ÄčThe International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) and World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to reflect enhanced cooperation between both organisations in the promotion of nuclear safety and in meeting goals related to young generation initiatives and objectives.

The agreement enables IYNC and WANO to work more closely together to familiarise young professionals with WANO and its activities, promote knowledge transfer between experienced workers and young professionals, and facilitate networking between young nuclear professionals. It will also provide an opportunity to encourage increased professional development opportunities through coaching and mentorship, workshops, seminars, internships, graduate-in-training and secondment opportunities.

"Nuclear safety is our collective responsibility," said President of the IYNC, Denis Janin, "and I believe that the signing of this MoU between the IYNC and WANO will encourage further discussion at a senior leadership level about the importance of promoting young generation initiatives and opportunities."

Peter Prozesky, Chief Executive Officer of WANO said, "The promotion of knowledge transfer from more experienced workers in our industry to the younger generation, and networking and professional development opportunities for those young professionals, are vital to the safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants now and in the future. The signing of this MoU signifies that WANO and the IYNC will work together to meet our common goals and to continue to promote nuclear safety as our number one priority."

For further information, contact:
Claire Newell, Communications Programme Director
+44 (0)7826 539 559  / claire.newell@wano.org

Lenka Kollar, IYNC Communication Chair
lenka.kollar@iync.org

About WANO:
WANO is a not for profit member association established in 1989 by the world's nuclear power operators to exchange safety knowledge and operating experience amongst organisations operating commercial nuclear power reactors. WANO members operate some 440 nuclear units in more than 30 countries and areas around the world. WANO works with members in pursuit of its mission: to maximise the safety and reliability of nuclear power plants worldwide by working together to assess, benchmark and improve performance through mutual support, exchange of information and emulation of best practices. For more information on WANO, visit www.wano.info.

About the IYNC:
The IYNC is a global network of the future generation of professionals in the nuclear field dedicated to:

- Develop new approaches to communicate benefits of nuclear power, as part of a balanced energy mix.

- Promote further peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology for the welfare of mankind.

- Transfer knowledge from the current generation of leading scientists to the next generation and across international boundaries.

The primary purpose of the Congress is to transfer knowledge from the current generation of leading scientists and engineers to the next generation. For more information on the IYNC, visit www.iync.org.