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.
Contact and Chair of the Organizing Committee:
Prof. Egid Mubofu – Vice Chancellor, University of Dodoma (UDOM)
See related IUPAC project 2018-017-1-041