Lars van Dassen
Executive Director, World Institute for Nuclear Security
Lars van Dassen

The contribution of women to the security of nuclear and other radioactive material, is profound. However, barriers to their full participation remain in place. I will use all of our programmes to ensure that these barriers are brought down, one by one, so together we achieve gender equality, not in the long term but in the short term. It is only when we ensure diversity in the context of nuclear security that we get a full and good view of the many angles of what is risky and what it is we need to protect. In short, gender parity makes nuclear security better!

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

WINS will launch an on line mentoring and resources platform for women in nuclear security that builds on the existing network of WINS Academy Ambassadors and extends their reach throughout the different regions where WINS is active. The online platform will be launched by the end of 2021.
WINS will undertake a series of staff workshops to ensure that gender, diversity and inclusion issues are reflected in the WINS QMS Process document on Conducting Events. The all staff process will be undertaken over the course of 2021 and result in a review and update of the Process document for Events. The outcome of this process will be the subject of the external ISO audit for ongoing certification of the WINS QMS under ISO 9001:2015.