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Ethiopia Radiation Protection Authority Biography

About of ERPA

The Ethiopian Protection Authority (ERPA) is established by Law since December 1993 - with the promulation of the Radiation Protection Proclamation No. 79/1993 and by the revised new Proclamation No. 571/2008.

The Authority is a Federal Government body that control and regulate the import,export, use, transport, dispose of, etc any source of radiation. Moreover, anyone who intends to practice any activities using radiation sources need to notify the Authority earlier and shall get a license to practice. During notification the Authority provides specific regulatory control requirements required for the type of application.

 

The Ethiopian Radiation Protection Authority (ERPA) is located behind Churchill Road and Lycee G/Mariam School. ERPA has orginized as total staff of 140 of which 42 technical staff. The Authority is one of the institutions organized under the Science & Technology Ministry and structured into two main Core Processes, NAD & IED and other Support Services (the organizational structure of ERPA can be found in this link). Under the Inspection & Enforcement Directorate (IED), a medium level of Food & Environmental Laboratory equipped with gamma-spectrometer system, radon monitoring and other portable radiation measuring devices are available. In addition, the construction of a National Radioactive Waste Management Center is under completion phase; which has a capability to condition low level radioactive waste (LLRW) and to store them until approved disposal.

ERPA Employees Status (statistics)

 

No.

Educational Status

Male

Female

Total

1

High School

19

18

37

2

10+1

1

1

2

3

Diploma

5

11

16

4

Under graduate (First Degree)

23

8

31

5

Post graduate

10

-

10

 

Total

58

38

96

 

 

To protect individuals, the society, its property and the envirnment in current and future generations, from Radiation hazards.

To carryout or promote study and research on issues that could support Radiation Protection activities.

 

To make sure that radiation and nuclear technology are put to use for the purpose of development and conduct regulatory supervision work so that radiation that comes to the country from outside and those that are found naturally don't cause harm on present and future environment and generations and to also create suitable situations so that the technology is used widely for peaceful development.

To see a country that has started to use nuclear technology widely and is well protected from it's side effect by 2015.

 
 

The Ethiopian Radiation Protection Authority, to provide quality service with satisfactory and highly professional capacity, to ensure regulatory and radiation protection and to also make its dedication and loyalty to public service a reality stands for the following Values.

 

  • Positivism
  • Honesty to profession
  • Transparent in decision making
  • Effectiveness
  • Competent in the field
  • Responsible for the result

 

The Ethiopia Radiation Protection Authority orginized under two main Directorates: NAD and EAI Directorate

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