To present the forefront of organic and inorganic chemistry by invited international lectures and southern African emerging scientist in the area.
Invited scientists and representative of the IUPAC Inorganic Chemistry Division (Div. II) will learn how their field might have impact in southern Africa. Local scientist get a rare occasion to mix with internationally renowned scientist on their home turf. All can discuss how they can work better together, valuing and acknowledging each other’s contributions.
The intention is to showcase IUPAC activities and show how non-member states could profit from becoming members.
The conference will be held just after, and in the same location, as the Division II off-year meeting, making dual use of the division funds available to also promote IUPAC, and interact with chemists in Africa.
IUPAC will provide support for the travel and accommodation of five young scientists, one each from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Lesotho, Malawi.
Prof Lars Öhrström (IUPAC Division II President), Chalmers University of Technology, [email protected]
Prof Ishmael Masesane, University of Botswana, [email protected]
Post event updates
See report: Öhrström, L., & Masesane, I. (2019). Bringing IUPAC to Southern Africa, Chemistry International, 41(2), 38-40; https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2019-0215
Event also reported in the 2018 Newsletter of the Inorganic Chemistry Division available @ https://iupac.org/inorganic-chemistry-division-dec-2018-newsletter/