On October 25, 2023, the Sustained Dialogue on Peaceful Uses (SDPU) initiative, facilitated by CRDF Global, presented at the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) roundtable event titled Fostering the Collaboration Between Security and Radiotherapy-Focused Organizations. The WINS event brought together relevant organizations to review the global status of radiological security and radiotherapy in the medical sector, and to assess remaining challenges, especially in lower- and middle-income countries. The SDPU presentation showcased the program’s objective to bring together diverse stakeholders for technical discussions on the role that peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology can play in supporting sustainable development and delivering impact in the shared pursuit of UN Sustainable Development Goals. The presentation highlighted the SDPU’s approach to progress including participant driven, technical discussions with tangible, actionable outputs to complement and amplify the work of the International Atomic Energy Agency.  

The SDPU shared its recently held regional workshops in Jordan on water and resource management and in Ghana on improving access to radiation medicine. The SDPU also shared future programming that would include continued programming in the water and healthcare concentrations, in addition to new programming in food safety, security, and sustainability. The presentation concluded with an emphasis on the SDPU’s mission and importance of expanding the conversation on peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology to address development challenges and opportunities across the globe. This includes the establishment of new synergies between the healthcare and security sectors, among many others. 

CRDF Global appreciates WINS for the opportunity to present on the SDPU initiative and thanks attendees for their attention and thoughtful contributions.  

The SDPU is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of State and UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. For more information about the SDPU, go to www.sustaineddialogue.com.