Women and Nuclear

President of WIN IAEA Chapter Ms. Eva Gyane. Photo/Dean Calma / IAEA

President of WIN IAEA Chapter Ms. Eva Gyane. Photo/Dean Calma/IAEA

Do you know any lady in the nuclear science field? Women’s contribution in this field is immense but not well publicized.

The 23rd Women in Nuclear (WIN) conference that drew participants from all over the world focused on ‘Women in Nuclear meet Atoms for Peace’. The conference was held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 24th – 28th August, 2015.

During the 23rd WIN, I spoke to the President of WIN IAEA Chapter Ms. Eva Gyane, Ms. Pamela Kageliza a nuclear scientist from the Technical University of Kenya (TUK) representing young women from Africa, Dr. Margaret Nkosi from the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (NECSA). They shared perspectives on nuclear science and encouraged women to join this fascinating discipline.

This programme was first aired on KBC English Service on 8th September, 2015

Michael Mangala: Is Kenya ready for nuclear energy?

Mr. Mangala in a reactor. Photo/Courtesy

Mr. Mangala in a reactor. Photo/Courtesy

Kenya has been preparing to increase sources of power to its grid. So we ask if Kenya ready for nuclear energy? We speak to Mr. Michael Mangala, a nuclear scientist and lecturer at the University of Nairobi. This interview was conducted on 12th September 2015.