The Global Forum Secretariat supports the NEA Global Forum by providing support to the Council of Advisors and making products available to the Agency’s bodies and projects as appropriate. The Secretariat also encourages discussion and engagement both within the Council of Advisors as well as working groups.
The Global Forum Secretariat will be supporting the NEA Global Forum as well as the NEST Framework in an effort to better co-ordinate these two initiatives and streamline the NEA activities in nuclear education.
The NEA staff comprising the NEA Global Forum Secretariat and the NEST Secretariat are:
Dr Antonella di Trapani
Antonella di Trapani is leading the nuclear education activities at the NEA. Before joining the OECD NEA in July 2018, she was Team Leader for Science Policy Advice within the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism. Prior to that, she has held several positions as Programme Manager and Head of International Cooperation, at the G20 Wheat Initiative, European Commission European Research Council and European Science Foundation, managing large scale collaborative projects, capacity building networks and the largest grants in Europe. In addition, she also worked for the private sector as Research Scientist in Johnson Matthey Technology Centre.
She is an Italian national and holds a MSc in Chemistry from the University of Palermo (Italy) during which she was awarded an Erasmus Fellowship at University College London (UK), a PhD in Chemistry and a PostGraduate Diploma in Quality Improvement from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), a MSc in Science Communication and Journalism from University of Ferrara (Italy), and a PostGraduate Diploma in International Development from London School of Economics and Social Sciences (UK).
Mrs. Kathryn Obisesan
In January 2021 Kathryn Obisesan joined the Division of Nuclear Science to lead the work on the Global Forum for Nuclear, Education, Science, and Technology and to help co-ordinate its work with the NEST Framework. In May 2020 she received a bachelor’s degree in government and politics concentrated in International Relations and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland – College Park (UMD), United States.
As a UMD College Park International Studies Scholar, Kathryn studied International Relations and Multilateral Diplomacy in Geneva Switzerland at the School for International Training (SIT). While in Geneva, she conducted independent research on environmental degradation and migration in conflict areas to formulate a paper on circumstances in which climate change conflate with irregular migration. Before joining the NEA, as a UMD Global Fellow, she did two internships at the United States Department of Energy. The first was in the Nuclear Energy Office in Advanced Fuel Technology and the second at the National Nuclear Security Administration focused on International Programs within Defense Programs.
Mr. Roger Solà Martínez
Roger Solà Martínez joined the Division of Nuclear Science at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) in January 2021 to work specifically on the Nuclear Education, Skills and Technology (NEST) Framework, leading the HR survey on nuclear graduates as well as supporting the NEA Global Forum on Nuclear Education, Science, Technology and Policy.
Prior to joining the OECD, he founded a non-profit organisation at the age of seventeen, worked as an Investment Analyst Intern at Creas Impact Investment Fund, interned in the Infrastructure department at the Port Authority of Tarragona, and worked as a consultant for the World Life Experience.
A Spanish national that holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica Catalunya (UPC) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Management at HEC Paris as part of a double degree programme in Industrial Engineering. In 2022 he will finish his MSc in the CEMS-Double Major in Managerial and Financial Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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