9 March 2009
A Country Programme Framework (CPF) constitutes the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and identifies the priorities where transfer of nuclear technology through the IAEA assistance and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals. Identification of these select areas provides opportunities for establishing high quality projects.
In December 2008, the CPF document of the Central African Republic (CAF) was signed, by the Prime Minister, H. E. Mr Faustin Archange Touadera and Ms Anna Maria Cetto, IAEA Deputy Director General, Head of the Technical Cooperation Department establishing a commitment by both the government of the Central African Republic and the IAEA to direct efforts and available resources to foster the application of nuclear science and technology toward sustainable development.
This CPF focuses on improvements to human health, water resources management, development of agriculture and livestock breeding, strengthening of food security, energy assessment, and promotion of capacity building in nuclear science and technology. Furthermore, support will be provided by the Agency for the development of a robust and sustainable infrastructure for radiation safety and radioactive waste management.
This signed Country Programme Framework focuses the resources of the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Programme on key areas of development in the Central African Republic, which are of high priority to the Government and where the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology available through the Agency can make a significant contribution.