Dr Chomora Mikeka elected Secretary General of AFRA-NEST
The Africa Network for Nuclear Education, Science and Technology (AFRA-NEST) is an organization of scientists that aims to foster sustainable human resource development and nuclear knowledge management to satisfy the needs of African countries with/without higher education in the priority areas on non-power and power applications of nuclear energy.
During the 2nd AFRA-NEST General Assembly, which met in Lusaka between 7th and 11th December, Dr. Chomora Mikeka, who is a senior lecturer in Physics and Electronics at Chancellor College, was elected the 1st Secretary General for the Network. In this capacity, he will be reporting to its Highest level Steering Committee (HLSC) and to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The position runs for a 2 year period.
The main objective of AFRA-NEST is the facilitation of operation and networking in higher education, training and related research in Nuclear Science (NS&T) in the African region. This is done through sharing information and materials of nuclear education and training, as well as developing harmonized approaches for education in nuclear science and technology in Africa by establishing reference curricula and facilitating mutual recognition of degrees. Further examples of shared materials and reference curricula for nuclear science education can be accessed on the IAEA’s cyber learning platform (CLP4net).