IAEA Director General Grossi has been an advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women for many years. As a committed member of the International Gender Champions network, he launched the Marie Skłodowska‐Curie Fellowship Programme and adopted Special Measures for the Achievement of Gender Parity in the Professional and higher categories at the IAEA by 2025. Both are part of DG Grossi’s vision to establish the IAEA as a leading global voice for gender equality in nuclear and highlight the important contribution women make to peace and development through their technical expertise and leadership in the nuclear field.
In this event, DG Grossi will have an open discussion with panellists about the importance of equal representation of women in the nuclear sector and about challenging the status quo to build a better future for all. The virtual audience is encouraged to send in questions to interact directly with panellists.
Ms. Sophie Boutaud de la Combe, Director of the IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication
- Rafael Mariano Grossi, IAEA Director General
- Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli, Professor of nuclear physics at the Faculty of Science of the Mohammed V University of Rabat.
- Elena Maceiras, Secretary of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC)
The event will also be a forum for those attending to learn about the Agency’s innovative work on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Interested participants can join this event through webex. Registration is required here. Questions will be gathered through the webex chat function during the event.