KNEB HOSTS A NUCLEAR ENERGY WEEK AND STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE
By Emmanuel Wandera
Energy CS. Hon. Charles Keter (with a virtual gear) given a virtual tour of a nuclear power plant at the Nuclear Energy week conference exhibition flanked by Energy PS. Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge (seated extreme right), and KNEB Board Member Mr. Joseph Karanja ( Seated extreme left) and KNEB Acting CEO. Eng Collins Juma (seated third right next to the CS)
For three days from 14th to 16th March 2017, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board- brought together different stakeholders Government officials, local and international energy experts, industry, manufacturers, academia, media, energy utilities, as well as representatives from both the East Africa Community (EAC) member states and some of the other countries pursuing nuclear power generation from around the African continent.
This was during the Kenya nuclear energy week and conference organized by the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board at Kenyatta International conference centre to discuss nuclear energy development in Kenya and Africa at large.
Over four hundred participants including countries and organizations that have signed partnership agreement to assist Kenya in the development of the country’s nuclear power programme attended the nuclear week. The conference focused on public acceptance, nuclear safety, available nuclear technologies, localization, business opportunities, regulatory framework, vision 2030 energy needs, nuclear careers and opportunities, safety culture, funding and financing.