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ISTC conducts a workshop on export control for the Kyrgyz Customs Service


The International Science and Technology Center, within the framework of the Targeted Initiative on the Export Control of CBRN Dual-Use Materials and Technologies, together with the Export Control Center (Bishkek), initiated two 3-day Workshops on Export Control and Identification of dual-use goods for employees of the Customs Service of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Madagascar joins the ITS under EU Project MC 5.01 15B, links inland and maritime monitoring of shipments


Madagascar became the seventh Southern African state to install the Information Tracking System, developed by Software Company Ltd., under the EU Project 5.01 15B: Support to Southern African States in Nuclear Safety and Safeguards.

ISTC convenes the third Stakeholders Engagement webinar, the Zambia report is presented


ISTC organized the third in row monthly webinar for the African countries, participating in the EU-funded Project MC 5.01 15B, spotlighting Stakeholders Engagement.

ISTC acquires observer status at the IAEA International Network for Nuclear Security Training and Support Centres (NSSC Network)


ISTC Executive Director addressed the Annual Meeting of the NSSC Network, presenting ISTC’s mission and achievements, outlining the support it can provide to the establishment of an NSSC or to the collaboration among NSSCs within and among particular regions.

Learning to Befriend a Web Platform that Tracks the Movement of Radioactive Materials


The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe and the Software Company Ltd. have successfully completed the training on the use of the Information Tracking System to monitor the transportation of radioactive materials within and across national borders.

ISTC participates in an African Regional Workshop on the Amended Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (A/CPPNM), organized by NTI and AFRICSIS


The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) and the African Center for Science and International Security (AFRICSIS) organized jointly an African regional workshop on the Amended CPPNM held online on April 12, 14, and 16, 2021.

In DR Congo, National Experts Hone their Skills to Work with the Information Tracking System


The first round of training in using the Information Tracking System (ITS) with participants from DR Congo has been successfully conducted as part of the 2021-activities under Project MC 5.01 15B, Support to Southern African States in Nuclear Safety and Safeguards.

ISTC Congratulates AFCONE on the 25-th Anniversary of the Pelindaba Treaty


“ISTC is proud to have the Partnership of AFCONE in our activities in Africa,” read the message of ISTC Executive Director David Cleave to the leadership of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy, conveying congratulations on the 25th Anniversary of the Treaty of Pelindaba.

Experts from 17 Countries Discuss Stakeholders’ Engagement in Nuclear Safety and Safeguards at an ISTC webinar


Representatives of national regulators, academia, and civil society from 17 countries across three continents took part in the third of a series of webinars underEU-funded project MC 5.01 15B Support to Southern African States in Nuclear Safety and Safeguards.

ISTC Receives Acknowledgement at an AFCONE Forum on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy


The African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE) and the professional network African Youth Generation in Nuclear (AYGN) – organized on 31 March 2021 a virtual forum entitled: Capacity Building for Safe and Secure Development in Africa of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy including Nuclear Power.

Seminar "Raising Awareness and Responsibility of Scientists in the Life Sciences", funded by the EU


The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and Tajikistan National Academy of Sciences, the Bioethics Council, the Public Organization "TABioS" organized on March 29-31, 2021, at the SAROB, Khoja Obi Garm recreation zone, Varzob district of the Republic of Tajikistan, a training seminar "Raising awareness and responsibility of scientists in life sciences"



The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and the Central Asian Institute for Development Studies (CAIDS) organized the online Training the Trainers Workshop under the project of Strategic Trade Control (STC) Research and Education Implementation in Kazakhstan.

The Deployment of the ITS is Steadily Progressing in Southern African Countries


The Software Company Ltd. conducted two more on-line sessions for IT personnel from DR Congo and from Zimbabwe.

COVID-19 supplies delivered to the Kyrgyz Republic by the EU CBRN CoE Project 53


On 11 March 2021, COVID-19 related supplies totalling to one hundred thousand of euros were handed over by the European Union to the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health and Social Development to support Kyrgyzstan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ISTC Project MC 5.01 15B: On-line Trainings Help New Countries Join a Region-Wide Tracking of the Transportation of Radioactive Materials


Sofia/Nur-Sultan, 9 March 2021.The Software Company Ltd and ISTC have embarked on another round of trainings in the installation, use and maintenance of the Information Tracking System (ITS) as part of Project MC 5.01 15B.

ISTC Helps Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Prepare Jointly a University Course on Export Control


The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), with the support of the European Union, together with the Center on Export Control (CEC), initiated a project to develop the course on EC with the following implementation of the master program on Strategic Trade Control at the Kyrgyz National University under Zhusup Balasagyn (KNU) at the Department of Customs Affairs, Faculty of Law of the University.



On 25 February 2021, a group of students from the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU) visited ISTC Main Office in Nur Sultan for a final meeting to complete their six weeks’ internship at the Center.

The ISTC Executive Director David Cleave and Head of Procurement Mira Ospanova met with representatives of the IMB German Biosecurity Program


The ISTC Executive Director David Cleave and Head of Procurement Mira Ospanova met with representatives of the IMB German Biosecurity Program and Almaty GIZ Representative Elena Senebrenekova to discuss the collaborative work and assistance of ISTC in the German-Kazakh Network for Biosafety and Biosecurity whereby ISTC.

Kenyan Partners Take Interest in ISTC Project Proposal Elaboration


The International Science and Technology Center, jointly with its proven and reliable partners organized on 17 January 2021 a webinar for potentially interested scientists and research organizations.

Project MC 5.01 15B Supports the Implementation of the Nuclear Policy for Zambia 2020


On 16 February 2021, ISTC and the Zambia Radiation Protection Board (RPA) convened a Virtual Meeting



The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.


ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.

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