Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation launches its 2023-2026 Strategy

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 The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has launched its 2023-2026 Strategy “our vision, our promise”, outlining a commitment to maintaining its regulatory oversight in the nuclear and radiation sectors, as well as its support to the UAE government’s vision “We the UAE 2031”.

FANR’s vision, to be globally recognised as a leading nuclear regulator, will be achieved through the pursuit of two strategic objectives: proactively optimising the regulatory control of facilities and activities, and advancing research and development and capacity building to address potentially evolving challenges in the UAE’s nuclear and radiation sectors.

“Our Vision is Our Promise reflects our commitment to deliver the UAE Government’s priorities by ensuring FANR is a globally recognised regulator. Our vision is our promise to the leadership and the people of the UAE. We are proud that today the UAE is a role model for nuclear newcomer countries by building and operating the first Arab nuclear power plant,” said Christer Viktorsson, Director-General of FANR.

“FANR is part and parcel of the government and committed to support the UAE’s vision and contributing to its goals. FANR will further work closely with other government entities to realise our mandate to provide the necessary regulatory framework by adopting a proactive and innovative work mechanism,” he added.

During the coming four years, FANR will gear its efforts to prepare for the future by focusing on the areas of nuclear safety, radiation safety, nuclear security, and safeguards. Furthermore, it will focus on research and development, capacity building, the implementation of advanced technologies in the nuclear sector, strengthening engagement with stakeholders, and strengthening cooperation with its national and international stakeholders among other aspects.
FANR has laid out a number of strategic projects to achieve its vision, such as “Improving the Radiation Protection Infrastructure”, “Strengthening the Capabilities of Readiness and Response for Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies” as well as “The Establishment of the Regulatory Infrastructure for Management Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel”.

The strategy is FANR’s roadmap towards strengthening and expanding its regulatory oversight, with the goal of protecting the public and the environment through regulating the UAE’s nuclear and radiation sectors.