Radiation Detection Training Centre

The Radiation Detection Training Centre was established in 2018, and is a joint partnership with Jordan’s Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC). The centre is the first facility of its kind in the Middle East, and is uniquely equipped to further the region’s capability to identify and respond to nuclear and radiological threats by offering indigenized, hands-on training in Arabic. The centre hosts a variety of detection equipment including vehicle and pedestrian Radiation Portal Monitors (RPMs) and hand-held detection equipment.

Human Reliability Program

Jordan’s first Human Reliability Program (HRP) was developed at the Jordan Research and Training Reactor (JRTR) and serves as a member of the HRP Implementation Committee. The organization has developed numerous regional resources on insider threats, such as a Signage Development Methodology, an HRP Development Guide, and Regional Insider Threat Case Studies.

National Biosecurity Committee

A National Biosecurity Committee in mid-2019 established to oversee and harmonize biosecurity-related efforts in Jordan culminated in the adoption of legal regulations. The committee is tasked with the ongoing development and oversight of biosecurity initiatives, and identification of inter-sectoral priorities.

National Radioactive Source Security

The office provides oversight and management for a national project to secure radioactive sources housed at civilian facilities across Jordan. In addition to conducting site assessments for physical protection systems, the office develops and implements trainings on security awareness, security culture, regulatory development, and response planning for these facilities.

Insider Threats Best Practices

As a developer of regional best practices on insider threats, MESIS (the current CBRN Threat Office) portfolio includes training modules on regional insider threat case studies, methodologies for the development of tailored security signage campaigns, and practical guides on the development of Human Reliability Programs (HRP). These best practices are also promoted at relevant facilities through creative awareness methods including videos and interactive exercises.