"Nuclear Technology for Sustainable National Development!"

Our Work



Promote Nuclear Science &Applications


Coordination of Projects
The Commission is responsible for the Co-ordination and Monitoring of the implementation of Regional and National projects which use nuclear techniques for research and development in the country. These projects are supported by the IAEA and are in the fields of Health, Agriculture, Research, Mining, Industry and Water Resources Management. The Commission is also involved in the co-ordination of AFRA Regional projects, which are being implemented under the African Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Technology (AFRA) to facilitate the transfer and utilization of Nuclear Technology

Reasearch and Development


The Commission conducts research activities in its fields of mandate.  Studies of natural radioactivity are being carried out on various types of environmental materials such as naturally occurring phosphates, phosphate fertilisers, coal, gypsum, underground waters and other building materials. Other researches on patient dose reduction in treatment; and levels of non-ionising radiation or generally in the fields of nuclear technology applications are being carried out.

Training & Education

Training Courses and Seminars for radiation workers in various fields of radiation protection and nuclear technology applications are conducted annually. Public education is also given through the public media.  The TAEC also processes and endorses applications for training by means of IAEA fellowships, Regional and Interregional training courses

Nuclear Safery and Security

Every day, thousands of Tanzanias use nuclear products, though we may not always be aware of how it contributes to our lives. Radiation is used to perform valuable research at activities, to diagnose and treat illnesses, for use in scientific instruments, and even in every day household products like smoke detectors.
Radiation safety means protecting workers, patients, environment, visitors and public in general from unnecessary exposure to radiation

Regulation & Authorization


Over 1,300 radiation workers of various radiation practices in hospitals, industries and research establishments are monitored every month.
The Commission is responsible for the registration and licensing of the use of radiation devices, radioactive materials and other related installations. There are about 400 licensed or registered radiation work places and installations in the country. The Commission is also responsible to assess and monitor possible hazards due to Non-ionizing radiation

 There are more than 400 radiation work places (centers) and installations in the country. Over 80% of these centers are x-ray diagnostic units in hospitals. Radiation Safety inspections are carried out on a regular basis to all these centers, at least once every two years for each centre.
Licensees are issued annually, after confirming upon inspection that the safety status is satisfactory.