The dedication of Rosatom to sustainable development, gender equality, and technological innovation sets a positive example for women in nuclear industry

Rosatom, a global technological leader, sponsored the 30th Women in Nuclear (WIN) conference, held over the course of four days last week in the city of Aswan, which has brought together 129 participants from 5 continents and 38 countries, along with 15 virtual speakers. This global event showcased the importance of women's contributions in the nuclear industry and provided industry leaders and experts a platform to gather and discuss advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the nuclear sector. This event had marked not only the 30th anniversary of WIN Global but also served as the inaugural conference of WiN Africa, one of the most active regional chapters.

The conference theme was "Women for Sustainable Development of Nuclear and Radiation Applications," resonating with Rosatom's commitment to sustainable development and diversity principles. The opening ceremony was attended by General Ashraf Attia, the Governor of Aswan, along with prominent figures such as Prof Shawkat Abdul Razak, Director of the IAEA Africa Division, Prof Amr El Hag Ali, Chairman of the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, Dominique Mouillo, President of WiN Global, and Soheir Korraa, President of WiN Africa. In this regard, the conference had several objectives, including eliminating nuclear fear among the public in African countries and promoting the importance of nuclear sciences among girls at a young age.

During his panel discussion “Nuclear: a key player on the road to decarbonization”, Murad Aslanov, Director of Rosatom Country Office in Egypt , shed light on Rosatom's diverse portfolio of products and solutions, catering to the demands of the Egyptian market.

"Many reasons have urged Rosatom to be part of the WIN event, namely our commitment to sustainable development principles and our endeavors against gender discrimination in corporate environment,” stated Aslanov. “Up-to-date 32% of our workforce are women, and that is something we are proud on upholding. More than that, we believe in the importance of providing equal opportunities for women and men to contribute to the safe, secure, and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. This principle permeates all our operations," added Aslanov.

Mr. Aslanov elaborated that Rosatom, a global player in nuclear energy, takes great pride in its involvement in the El Dabaa nuclear power plant project implementation. However, the company's impact extends beyond nuclear energy.

"We offer a wide range of products and solutions to Egypt, ranging from nuclear energy, wind energy and hydrogen technologies to cutting-edge medical equipment, including radio-pharmaceutical materials. Our sponsorship of the WIN conference reaffirms not only Rosatom's commitment to sustainable development and gender equality, but also our dedication to supporting Egypt's ambitious goals”, affirmed Aslanov.

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Rosatom is a global technological leader, with capacities in the nuclear sector and beyond, and business partners in 50 countries. As one of the pioneers of the nuclear industry, Rosatom has traditionally been at the forefront of the international nuclear market, including nuclear power plant construction, uranium mining and enrichment, and nuclear fuel fabrication and supply. Today, thanks to the unique expertise accumulated over 75 years, the company is conquering the markets of new promising high-tech products. Hydrogen energy, energy storage, nuclear medicine, wind energy, composite materials, logistics business, environmental solutions - in total, more than a hundred new businesses, which cement Rosatom’s standing among the leading tech giants.

Source: Rusatom International Network, Communications Department