The mission of the International Network of Emerging Nuclear Specialists (INENS) is to promote next generation partnerships and dialogue on nuclear issues. INENS brings together young professionals in all nuclear-related fields and supports the realisation of the Atoms for Peace vision through information exchange, dialogue, professional development and training, networking and practical initiatives and undertakings among the next generation of nuclear experts.


INENS is all-encompassing and cross-disciplinary, and involves young experts from various aspects of  the nuclear field including disarmament, non-proliferation, and peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Our membership extends to those working in policy, science, technology, energy, industry, research, law, advocacy and campaigning. INENS is an independent and impartial organisation with a small office of paid staff based in London, United Kingdom, and supported by an internationally-based Steering Committee and Advisory Board who volunteer their time and expertise.



Recognising the potential future contribution by emerging nuclear specialists, INENS’ mission is to:

  • Bringing together emerging nuclear professionals;
  • Developing new insights on nuclear issues;
  • Developing the next generation of nuclear experts with interdisciplinary knowledge;
  • Building working relations among young specialists through international and regional dialogue;
  • Facilitating dialogue between emerging specialists and established experts; Promoting dialogue with emerging specialists from developing countries.


INENS achieves its mission by:

  • Drawing on our membership to foster dialogue and developing forward thinking on contemporary nuclear issues;
  • Developing new insights and practical policy recommendations on key pressing and emerging nuclear issues;
  • Providing opportunities for professional development, training and information on career pathways. 



INENS hosts a number of regional conferences, roundtable discussions and online meetings throughout the year around the world. Most of these events are held under Chatham House rule to facilitate more open dialogue among participants and are open primarily to young nuclear professionals with between one and ten years’ experience. INENS also invites a number of established experts to participate in our activities.



Professional Development


INENS recently launched the Professional Development Programme, which focuses on training, and information on career pathways into the nuclear fields. 



INENS has a number of publications linked to these projects including conference reports and issue briefs. INENS Insights, our flagship magazine launched in 2012 is also published regularly. INENS members also receive regular newsletters.



INENS’ membership brings together individuals from across the globe who are currently in entry to mid-career level positions in the nuclear field. Our members come from diverse backgrounds including government, international organisations, industry professionals, research scientists, academics, NGOs, campaigners, and lawyers amongst others. Membership of INENS is free of charge.



INENS has members from the following countries:


Afghanistan; Algeria; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belgium; Brazil; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Cote d'Ivoire; Costa Rica; Cuba; Czech Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; Estonia; Ethiopia; France; Georgia; Germany; Ghana; Greece; India; Iran; Iraq; Republic of Ireland; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Kosovo; Malaysia; Mauritania; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Namibia; Netherlands; New Zealand; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Qatar; Romania; Russia; Senegal; Serbia; South Africa; Republic of Korea; Spain; Sudan; Switzerland; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Turkey; Tunisia; Uganda; Ukraine; United Kingdom; United States; Venezuela; Zambia; Zimbabwe.


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