Young Kenyan tech enthusiasts says nuclear is the future of technology
The Kenyan Young Generation in Nuclear network has come out to advocate for the peaceful uses of Nuclear and Non-Proliferation.
The young generation held their successful StandUp4Nuclear (SU4N) – Nuclear Energy advocacy street event at the Agakhan Walk, Nairobi.
The SU4N is an international event spearheaded by Stand Up for Nuclear organisations to advocate for the peaceful uses of Nuclear and Non-Proliferation.
Speaking during the event, the President of KYGN network Mr Raphael Chesori said that Nuclear is the Future of Technology.
“We are the young people of this country, the future generation will hold us accountable if we fail to implement the peaceful uses of nuclear applications. Nuclear is the Future of Technology. All sectors of our economy should be encouraged to apply the peaceful uses of Nuclear Science and Technology,” Mr Chesori said.
The event attracted over 40 nuclear professionals from various nuclear fields including Health, Academia, Industry, Regulatory Authority, Agriculture and Climate Change.
According to the young generation, nuclear application plays a critical role in the county, especially in the treatment of cancers and diagnoses of diseases.
The event coordinator Dr Everlyne Achieng said that the country is an economic powerhouse and more developed compared to other Eastern African countries.
“This calls for a more Sustainable, Carbon-free and Reliable source of energy. Nuclear Energy is the best solution to our energy crisis in Kenya.
Just a few months ago, homes, institutions and industries were faced with a black-out. This is unacceptable in such a developed country.
Power surges derail our economy and create business losses and time wastage. We have to choose Nuclear if we want Sustainable Economic Development,” Dr Achieng said.
According to the team, the country is quickly building its capacity on Nuclear Professionals.
“Every year, the IAEA, Rosatom, ISTC among other development partners provide full scholarships to young Kenyan professionals to train, study and develop careers in Nuclear Science and Technology field.”
The young nuclear professionals are also facilitated to participate in scientific conferences to present their research, and also contribute to organizing, and running important conference sessions.
“As a young nuclear professionals network, we believe Kenya is ready for Nuclear Energy to meet its energy demands and boost economic growth in the region. South Africa has done it, and Kenya can also do it. Nuclear is indeed the future of Technology.”
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