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Nuclear Safety and Cooperation in ASEAN
Date: 28 October 2016, Friday
Time: 09:00 - 12:00 hrs
Organiser: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Venue: Orchid 4211/12, Level 4, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

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Given that the first nuclear power plant in Southeast Asia could be commissioned by the mid-2020s, discussions on introducing nuclear energy in the region would be timely. As reflected in ASEAN statements, ASEAN member states share a common goal of achieving high levels of public safety and confidence in nuclear and radiation-related issues. Regional platforms, such as the ASEAN Network of Regulatory Bodies on Atomic Energy (ASEANTOM), have begun discussing regional cooperation, nuclear safety measures and emergency preparedness. The ASEAN Nuclear Energy Cooperation Sub-Sector Network (NEC-SSN) has also made plans for more collaboration under the ASEAN Action Plan of Action on Energy Cooperation (APAEC) Phase 1: 2016 – 2020.

The Roundtable aims to facilitate discussions on ASEAN’s efforts and coordinated plans to enhance regional cooperation on nuclear safety and security in ASEAN. It will explore the relevant lessons that ASEAN can derive from the robust experience of other regional bodies, such as the European Union/European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM), in terms of facilitating regional cooperation on human resources training, information dissemination, legislative and regulatory issues, joint emergency preparedness and response exercises.

The Roundtable will also highlight the opportunities and challenges of regional cooperation on nuclear emergency preparedness and response in Southeast Asia. It will address the following specific questions:

  1. What are the opportunities and challenges for regional platforms, such as ASEANTOM and NEC-SSN, in enhancing cooperation on nuclear energy governance in Southeast Asia?
  2. How can governments ensure that the regulatory frameworks on nuclear safety are sufficiently robust for the expected increase in nuclear capabilities in the region?
  3. How can the public-private partnerships on enhancing nuclear safety be developed in Southeast Asia?

Programme Details


Time

Programme

09:00 - 09:05




Welcome Remarks

Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

09:05 - 09:50
















Session 1
Post-Fukushima Nuclear Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Asia Pacific

Speaker 1: Dr Olli Heinonen, S. Rajaratnam Professor of Strategic Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Senior Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University 
Speaker 2: Dr Tatsujiro Suzuki,  Former Vice Chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission; Vice  Director,  Professor  of  Research  Center  for  Nuclear  Weapons  Abolition  (RECNA)  at  Nagasaki  University
Speaker 3: Shah Nawaz Ahmad, Senior Advisor, India, Middle East and South East Asia, World Nuclear Association (WNA)

Moderator: Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

09:50 - 10:25

Discussion

10:25 - 10:45

Tea Break 

10:45 - 11:30















Session 2
The ASEANTOM and Regional Cooperation on Nuclear Safety in Southeast Asia

Speaker 4: Dr Hoang Sy Than, Deputy Director of Dept. of Planning and R&D Management  Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM)
Speaker 5: Sabar Mohd Hashim, Special Officer, Energy Section, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia
Speaker 6: Siriratana Biramontri, Special Consultant, Office of Atoms for Peace, Thailand and former chair of ASEAN Network of Regulatory Bodies on Atomic Energy (ASEANTOM)

Moderator: Dr Mely Caballero-Anthony, Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies and Associate Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

11:30 - 12:00

Discussion


Speakers:

Dr Hoang Sy Than


Dr Hoang Sy Than

Deputy Director, Department of R&D Planning and Management
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM)
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Sabar Mohd Hashim
Special Officer, Energy Section, Economic Planning Unit
Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia
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Siriratana Biramontri
Special Consultant
Office of Atoms for Peace, Thailand
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Dr Tatsujiro Suzuki
Vice Director, Professor of Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (RECNA)
Nagasaki University
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Olli Heinonen
Dr Olli Heinonen
S. Rajaratnam Professor of Strategic Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Senior Associate, Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
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Shah Nawaz Ahmad
Senior Advisor, India, Middle East and South East Asia
World Nuclear Association (WNA)
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Moderators:

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Ambassador Ong Keng Yong
Executive Deputy Chairman
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University



Dr Mely Caballero-Anthony
Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies and Associate Professor
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University


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