CITS hosted a 2.5 day brainstorming session on how the synergies of nuclear safety and security culture can work together to strengthen commitment and sustainability of both cultures, but with special emphasis on positive effects for security culture. The workshop, entitled, “How Can Security Culture Benefit from the Experience with Safety Culture?”, was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, between September 20-22, 2016. The workshop was co-hosted and organised by CITS and the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia(BATAN), and was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS). BATAN’s Chairman opened the proceedings, while its Deputy Chairman concluded the proceedings.

The workshop brought international nuclear security and safety culture experts from the UAE, South Africa, USA, Brazil, Germany, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to Jakarta to share ideas with BATAN, Indonesia’s Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN), Gadjah Mada University, and other nuclear security and safety stakeholders in Indonesia. The event was not our usual training workshop, but a brainstorming exercise designed to generate specific proposals to be included in a final workshop report. Simultaneous interpretation between Bahasa and English was provided throughout the workshop to facilitate interactive discussions.