|Synergies between National BDUs and RCARO Sought Raising Awareness within RCA of the Role of BDUs Underlined Regional Meeting on Advanced Mechanisms in Technology Transfer 20-24 October 2003, Jakarta|
IAEA Regional Meeting on Advanced Mechanisms in Technology Transfer was held in 20-24 October 2003 at Sahid Jaya Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. BDU (Business Development Unit) responsible persons from the region, i.e., BGD, CPR, IND, INS, MAL, MON, MYA, PHI, SRL, THA and VIE participated in the Meeting and reported on the progress of BDU functions in their respective countries. Representative from RCARO was invited to the Meeting. RCARO made a presentation on 'How RCARO can Better Serve for RCA Member States' and demonstrated its endeavor for information flow through Internet homepage. (As of 27 October 2003)
Among the recommendations from the Meeting, possible synergetic cooperation between national BDUs and RCARO was highly recommended. Also, raising awareness of the existence and the role of BDUs within RCA was encouraged. To this effect, it was recommended that sustainability and self-reliance matter of national nuclear institutes through BDUs as an effective mechanism for technology transfer would be reported to the next National RCA Representatives Meeting to be held in April 2004 in Pakistan.