The 5th NIH/NIAID/OCICB and ISTC TB Steering Committee Meeting in Bucharest, Romania through October 15-17, 2018
The 5th Annual Steering Committee Meeting of the International TB Portals Consortium took place in Bucharest, Romania, on October 15-17, 2018. Participants presented 9 countries; Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, India, China and USA.
CBRN COE Project 53: Training carried out in the National Centre for Zoonotic Diseases NCZD, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
The training ‘Principles, Practices & Interpretation of Molecular Diagnosis of EDPs’, took place at the National Centre for Zoonotic Disease (NCZD), in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia between September 26th and 28th 2018.
The ISTC and STCU, jointly with the Institute of Earth Sciences/National Seismic Monitoring Center of the Illia University, hosted a kickoff meeting of the new project, “Seismic Network Expansion in the Caucasus and Central Asia.”
On 17 September 2018 ISCT Executive Director David Cleave and Kamen Velichkov, Senior Program Manager and Diplomatic Advisor, with Ms Keitumetsi Seipelo Thandeka Matthews, Ambassador of South Africa to Kazakhstan, and Theo Malherbe, Counsellor, RSA Embassy, on matters pertaining to the participation of RSA in ISTC projects in Africa.
Enhancing Regional Cooperation in Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards amongst Southern African Countries
A three-day regional conference on enhancing Africa’s capacity on nuclear safety, security and safeguards is taking place in Lusaka from 29 through 31 August
On 27th August 2018 the Mongolian Ambassador in Astana, H.E. Mr. Luvsan Battulga visited the ISTC Main Office
Pretoria/Astana, August 2018. Less than a year after establishing formal ways of cooperation with South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), ISTC discussed with key national counterparts in Pretoria the prospects for new collaborative initiatives.
Representatives of ISTC and the University of Pretoria met in the beginning of August to share information about on-going forms of collaboration in the field of nuclear non-proliferation and to exchange views on future cooperation.
The Steering Committee of EU Project MC5.01/15B welcomes Nuclear Regulators from Southern African States
Pretoria, Astana, 15 August 2018. The first joint meeting of SADC Nuclear Regulators and the Steering Committee of European Union-funded Project MC5.01/15B took place in Pretoria at the end of July.
Project 53 activities included in the proceedings of the International Symposium "Astana Biotech 2018"
The abstract titled "Experience of BS&S experts´ training in the framework of the Project 53" was presented on the 12-13 of June 2018 during the International Symposium Astana Biotech 2018.
Mr. Eddie Maier, Deputy Head of Unit, Devco, Debriefs EU Heads of Missions on ISTC Priorities and Activities
On invitation by the EU Acting Head of Delegation Zoltan Szilai, Mr. Eddie Maier, Deputy Head of Unit B/5, DEVCO took part in the monthly meeting of the EU Heads of missions at the EU Delegation in Astana
Ambassador Matthews promised to assist the preparation of an ISTC visit to South Africa to meet potential partners on the ground and receive a better perspective of the existing possibilities for cooperation.
National Experts from the EU CBRN Risk Mitigation Center of Excellence for East and Central Africa debriefed on the Progress of Project MC 5/01 15 B
Members of the P 60 Steering Committee noticed that the close monitoring of developments in similar initiatives is useful, as illustrated by the report on MC 5/01 15 B.
Brussels/Astana, June 2018. A regular meeting of Project 60 Steering Committee took place in Brussels on 22 June 2018.
In an interview, the holder of the doctoral grant Kamshat Saginbekova tells about reasons and challenges why this grant has become so essential to Kazakhstan and to her personally.
Discussed the possibilities for ISTC involvement in EU-funded Central Asian water programs and the implementation of the new EU-CA Strategy.
2nd Astana Renewable Energy Summit (RES) on 8th June 2018 / Summit Keynote Speakers supported by ISTC visit ISTC Head Office in Astana.
The second Renewable Energy Summit (RES) 2018 took place in Astana at the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 8th June 2018.
As part of the 25th Anniversary Celebrations of the Nuclear Society of Kazakhstan, the NSK organized a Roundtable Conference and events on 31st May - 2nd June entitled "Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy and Enhancement of Non-Proliferation Regime"
SPECIAL RESEARCH FUND 2018. CALL FOR DOCTORAL GRANTS
ISTC and KAZGUU invite International Experts as Guest Speakers on the Role of Academia in Trade Control and CBRN Non-proliferation
Dr Jean Pascal Zanders, an internationally renowned expert on armament and disarmament, covering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, talked at the KAZGUU in Astana about the role of academia in spreading the culture on non-proliferation.