This week runs the first Summer School on Green Chemistry held in Tanzania and managed by the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD). Also set to celebrate IUPAC 100, President Qifeng Zhou and Vice President Chris Brett are attending this event.

The Summer School is hosted by the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), University of Dodoma (UDOM) and the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) in collaboration with the Tanzania Chemical Society (TCS) in Tanzania. Both UDSM and UDOM are among highly ranked Universities in Africa offering a wide range of academic disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The event provides the participants with an understanding of the latest developments of the concepts and management of green/sustainable chemistry and pollution control. It is expected that this Summer School will encourage young African talented researchers and chemists to create a new team of experts in Green Chemistry that would favor the future research, teaching and industrial production in this field in their countries, where chemistry is still at the beginning.

See related IUPAC project 2018-017-1-041 and event detail.

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