On June 12-13, 2023, the Center for Nonproliferation and Export Control took part in a virtual meeting to discuss the creation of the Central Asian Network of Women in the Nuclear Field (hereinafter CANWN)
The network is being established through a cooperation between the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, WiN Tajikistan, and CBRN Safety and Security Agency of Tajikistan with the support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) Nuclear Security Women Initiative (NSW) and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
CANWN is intended to become a regional professional network for advancing women working in nuclear, radiation, and other fields related to security, safety, and WMD nonproliferation. Its mission will be to connect, support, and empower women in the fields of nuclear energy, radiation applications, nuclear, radiological, and in due course, chemical and biological security. Interdisciplinary by nature, the network will bring together women and men from national governments, industry, civil society, and academia from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as other countries
The virtual meeting was dedicated to discussing the vision, mission and structure of the Network
Our Center was pleased to take part in the discussion of this exciting initiative and offered its services, free of charge, to assist in a set of proposals from all parties to finalize the draft concept of the Central Asian Network of Women in the Nuclear Field: Vision, Structure and Activities.