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The views of the younger generation must be sought

Rosatom General Manager Aleksey Likhachev said, “We recognize our role in the development of society and find solutions to existing humanitarian problems. “If we want our work to be as effective as possible and reflect all modern trends, we need to get the input of the younger generation.”

Members of the International Youth Advisory Council Impact Team 2050 (Impact Team 2050), affiliated with the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation Rosatom, presented a report on the development of future education within the scope of the 2022 Global Impact Conference held in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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Impact Team 2050 is a council of 11 young men and women from 11 countries, including China, India, Brazil, Egypt, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Argentina, South Africa and Russia. The young members of the Council consist of talented scientists, engineers, managers, community leaders and opinion leaders in the fields of sustainable development, nuclear education, communication and international cooperation. Each of the council members represents their country’s youth with their own values ​​and visions of world trends. 

In their report “Education X: Catalyst for the Future”, Impact Team laid out their vision for the future of nuclear education as a key driver in the global transition to clean energy. The report includes an overview of modern education models in different parts of the world, analysis and assessment of changes in young people’s preferences in the global media environment, as well as recommendations for improving the nuclear education model in line with the demands of the younger generation.

“We need to get the opinions of the younger generation”

Rosatom General Manager Aleksey Likhachev said, “We recognize our role in the development of society and find solutions to existing humanitarian problems. If we want our work to be as effective as possible and reflect all modern trends, we need to get the views of the younger generation. “We are grateful to each and every member of Impact Team 2050 for their contribution to our joint work to objectively evaluate our plans, and of course for their suggestions for further collaboration.”

 

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The results of the report determined the discussions at the Global Impact Conference 2022, moderated by 2050 Impact Team members. Roundtables were held at the conference on women’s leadership, innovative school education, stories of successful corporate universities, and the jobs of the future.

Impact Team 2050 member, Africa4Nuclear (South Africa) Founder Princesses Mthombeni spoke at the roundtable meeting titled “Transforming Education for Transforming the World”, where scenarios regarding changing educational ecosystems, innovative pedagogy and the role of regional features in education were discussed.

In her speech, Nisanur Kepceler, member of Impact Team 2050 from Turkey, said: “There is a great lack of information about nuclear technology in many parts of the world right now. We need to raise public awareness. First of all, this has to be done with the education system. As a company with vast experience in this field, Rosatom can lead the way in solving this problem.”

Another member of Impact Team 2050, Moscow State Institute of International Relations Consultant Lora Chkonia moderated the session on human resources trends in the world of justice, equality, diversity and inclusion. The panel discussed the most attractive employer brands for all audiences, including the youth, the retirement age and the disabled.

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