NNR’s Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Gino Moonsamy participates in the IAEA Global Nuclear Safety and Security Communication Network (GNSSCOM) webinar on 1 March 2021.
The IAEA Global Nuclear Safety and Security Communication Network (GNSSCOM) held a webinar series titled “Part 1: Communication Outreach: Mapping Interested Parties for Regulators”. The webinar series is aimed at providing key guidance to assist Member States’ in advancing their awareness, aptitude and support for working with interested parties.
NNR’s Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Gino Moonsamy shared a South African case study on mapping, analysis and prioritisation of stakeholders in the nuclear installation siting licensing project. The case study focused on the linkages model, the power interest matrix and utilising existing stakeholder databases for stakeholder mapping. The case study emphasised the benefits of enabling legislation for public participation in South Africa and underscored the challenges faced by the NNR due to low levels of public awareness in target communities.
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The IAEA Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSCOM) is a network for IAEA Member States to connect and collaborate with the goal of improving communication effectiveness, consultation and overall interaction with interested parties, and building public trust in the nuclear and radiation safety and security field.
The third GNSSCOM Steering Committee Report “Communication & Consultation with Interested parties by the Regulatory Body’s” purpose was to identify gaps, highlight good practices and to develop an assistance support programme to enhance the communication capabilities among and between regulators, and interested parties in the nuclear safety and security field, which brought key recommendations to the GNSSCOM webinar series.
The GNSSCOM is part of the IAEA Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN) which is both a human network and a web platform, allowing its members to share nuclear safety and security knowledge and services to further the goal of achieving worldwide implementation of a high level of nuclear safety and security.