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12 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

IUPAC for Africa: Postgraduate Summer School on Green Chemistry

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Inspired by IUPAC Centenary and the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table Celebrations.

Green Chemistry is one of the key sciences of a sustainable development on earth and required for reaching the 17 UN-Goals. Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry prevents pollution at source and applies the cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, and use.

The 2019 IUPAC Summer School on Green Chemistry will be the first held in Africa and managed by the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD).

The Summer School will be 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 will provide 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.

For further information, please contact:
Secretariat of the Organizing Committee
Dr. Kessy F. Kilulya, [email protected] or [email protected]
Head-Chemistry Department of the University of Dar es Salaam

Chair of the Organizing Committee
Prof. Charles Kihampa, [email protected]
Executive Secretary of Tanzania Commission for Universities

See POSTER (v20190415) and Welcome message from Prof. Charles Kihampa (PDF 20180218)

Abstract Submission deadline – 14 April 2019
Registration open until 30 April 2019: http://www.tcs-tz.org/iupac2019/

Related to IUPAC project 2018-017-1-041

Event report: IUPAC For Africa, Chemistry International July 2020, 42(3), 40-42; https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2020-0327

Photo by Vincent van Zalinge on Unsplash

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12 May 2019


19 May 2019

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University of Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
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