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The network currently has strong national networks in South Africa, Zambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Egypt, Kenya, Ghana, Sudan and Nigeria

About Us

African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN)

AYGN is non-profit organization bringing together national networks (YGNs) for young professionals in nuclear field and other related disciplines. It is a continental affiliate body to the International Youth Nuclear Congress whose membership is drawn from the UN member states and operates within the IAEA mandate for atoms for peace and development. The AYGN’s prime mission is to address the socio-economic issues of the continent through promoting peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology by educating the general public and facilitating knowledge transfer from the current generation of leading nuclear industry experts to the young generations. This is effectively done by offering a platform to share, exchange ideas and network on issues related to nuclear science and technology in Africa and globally.




To empower young African professionals in the nuclear science and technology, and other related supporting disciplines with emphatic and development skills. 



To address the socio-economic issues of the continent through the peaceful use of nuclear science and technology..


    Competition flyer

    AYGN has been working tirelessly to promote young people around the African continent to support nuclear science and technology action and be part of the solutions to a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development as per Aspiration One of African Union Agenda 2063.


    Africa4Nuclear competition aims to raise awareness about the benefits of “The Impact of Nuclear Applications for Economic Growth Post COVID-19” which is the theme of the 3rd African Youth Nuclear Summit. Also, the competition intends to engage youth across the continent in the nuclear science and technology conversation.


    Please find the rules document of the contest Here.



    The winning team will be announced on 13th August 2021 and will have an opportunity to attend the 3rd African Youth Nuclear Summit which is expected to take place in Accra, Ghana 25-29th October 2021 where they will be awarded Certificates.

    AYGN will cover the registration fee, travel, and accommodation costs for all 3 Team Members. The winning team will also have an opportunity to present their videos and attend the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) 2022 taking place in Sochi, Russia