On schedule

Chemistry facing health and environmental challenges in Africa

26th - 29th March 2019

Venue of the symposium : LEDGER PLAZA MAYA MAYA HOTEL

Organized by :

  • Developing Country Committee (COPED) of the Academy of Sciences – French Institute,
  • The Central African and Great Lakes Chemical Society (SOCACGL)
  • The West African Society of Chemistry (SOACHIM),

With the cooperation

  • Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo,

Under the patronage of the

  • Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo

Under the sponsorship of the

  • Minister of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation of the Republic of Congo,
  • The National Academy of Sciences and Techniques of Congo (ANSTC).

The collaboration and support of UNESCO and the technical support of many organizations in Africa and France.


  • Chemistry in the face of rural and urban health challenges. Examples : Potability of water, food products, hygiene products, control of disease vectors, storage and sanitary control of foodstuffs and products, chemistry of plant products, etc.
  • Chemistry in the face of rural and urban environmental challenges and challenges. Examples : Impacts of climate change, biodiversity conservation, energy resources, erosion, risk reduction, chemical pollution and nuisances, sustainable management of water resources, analysis and treatment of water resources and aqueous effluents, recovery and recycling of waste, chemicals and environmental protection, etc.
  • Risk management and good practice. Examples : Standards and regulation, Reach, labeling, precursors of narcotics and chemical weapons, HSE methodologies, etc.
  • Process and business development. Examples : From the laboratory to the plant, valorization of traditional products / processes and endogenous knowledge, production, storage, formulation and distribution, etc.
  • The needs of chemists and chemistry in Africa, development and dissemination of theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry. Examples : Initial training, advanced training, training of trainers, continuing education, human and material resources, decentralized and shared analytical platforms, productions, controls , publications, etc.

More informations here.


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