Excellent learning and peer-to-peer networking opportunities with a cross-section of the nuclear industry.
The world’s first certified professional development programme for individuals in nuclear security management.
An extensive archive of information on nuclear security, both from WINS and from external sources.
Helping licensees assess the maturity of their security programme and measure their security culture effectiveness.
The WINS Academy team is thrilled to continue welcoming new WINS Academy Ambassadors to spread the word about the contribution of the WINS Academy to professional success in the nuclear security world. Our newest Academy Ambassador is Nsidibe Yellow, who is Second in Command in the Chemical and Biological Section of CRBNe at the Directorate of Crisis Management in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Continue reading to learn more about her.
What was your elective for the WINS Academy? Why did you choose it?
My elective was Communicating with Civil Society and Nuclear Security Incident Management. I chose these courses as I am a first responder in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies. As a responder, I want to know the right way to communicate with civil society during radiological and nuclear incidents in order to avoid distrust, conflict and inaccurate information during emergencies, because the public is affected by what they hear.
What inspired you to become a WINS Academy Ambassador?
I was inspired to become a WINS Academy ambassador due to my desire to mentor and support. I would like to make a positive impact as a female instructor and first responder in the field of CBRN.
What advice do you have for current WINS Academy learners or those considering enrolling?
For me, the WINS Academy is a foundational building block in the field of nuclear security, so you must put in your best to have a solid foundation.
How has your WINS Academy training sharpened your understanding of nuclear security threats and risk?
The knowledge I acquired from WINS on nuclear security threats and risk has helped widen my understanding on how to carry out my work effectively and further to interact with other experts in the field of nuclear security.
How do you think advancing gender equality, diversity and inclusion would enhance your field?
Women are underrepresented in the nuclear sector, so therefore, advancing gender equality, diversity and inclusion in this field will lead to greater innovation, better decision making and a more representative and equitable organisation in the nuclear sector.
What advice would you give women who are entering the field?
Building a strong foundation in nuclear security principles and continuous learning is essential in this ever–evolving field. It is also important to build a professional network by attending conferences, workshops and seminars, because networking can open up opportunities for collaboration and career advancement.
Questions for Directorate of Crisis Management, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
How has your organisation benefited from Nsidibe achieving a certification from WINS Academy?
The programme has facilitated knowledge transfer and exchange of best practices, enhancing the organisation capabilities and experts in the field of nuclear security.
What role does WINS certification play in your institution’s professional development programme?
Through crisis management preparedness: training and seminars in nuclear security crisis management and response, which ensures personnel in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps are better prepared to handle security incidents or emergencies effectively.