News & Notices
IUPAC-AAPAC Joint Meeting on Chemistry in the Development of Africa
Durban, Republic of South Africa, 11 July 1998
by John M. Malin, Ph. D.
International Activities Administrator
American Chemical Society
Download PDF file of the Meeting Summary
On the occasion of the Seventh International Chemistry Conference
in Africa, 5-10 July, 1998 the current Presidents of IUPAC (Prof.
Joshua Jortner) and AAPAC (Prof. E. D. Bekoe) convened a conference
of African chemistry leaders with representatives of IUPAC. In the
extraordinarily effective one-day meeting, held on July 11, 1998,
the participants discussed problems facing the African chemical
enterprise and suggested solutions that could be implemented jointly
by IUPAC and AAPAC.
Present were Drs. B.M. Abegaz (Botswana), E.A. Aboutabl (Egypt),
I. Addae-Mensah (Ghana), B.I. Alo (Nigeria), E.D. Becker (United States),
D.A. Bekoe (Ghana), M.D. Booth (South Africa), J.D. Bradley (South
Africa), E.L.J. Breet (South Africa), L. Diop (Senegal), E.K. Farraq
(Egypt), F. Gasengayire (Kenya), C.F. Garbers (South Africa), J. Jortner
(Israel), B.T. Kiremire (Uganda), E.M.R.Kiremire (South Africa), J.M.
Malin (United States), C.C. Mjojo (South Africa), T.T. Mokoena (Botswana),
J.L. Moswa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), V.S.B. Mtetwa (Swaziland),
T. Nyokong (South Africa), J.I. Okogun (Nigeria), H.M. Salem (Egypt),
P.S. Steyn (South Africa), S.O. Wandiga (Kenya), and N.S. Youssef
(Egypt). Purposes of the meeting. Host organizer Professor Pieter
S. Steyn greeted the participants by noting that the purposes of the
meeting were to improve communications between IUPAC and AAPAC, to
assist IUPAC in finding a specific role to contribute to Chemistry
in Africa, and to help find a route to technology-based development
in Africa. Dr. Steyn noted with thanks that the financial sponsors
of the meeting were IUPAC, the Foundation for Research Development,
Merck and SASOL Ltd.
Comments by Prof. Joshua Jortner, President
of IUPAC on the strategy of IUPAC to serve the global chemistry
Comments by Prof. D.A. Bekoe on the role
and function of AAPAC in promoting chemistry on the African continent.
The status of Chemistry on the African Continent
Status of Chemical Education in Africa
The Role of the Chemical Industry in Ensuring
Sustainable Development in Africa
Chemistry and Society in Africa
Liaison between IUPAC and AAPAC
Concluding Remarks, Plans and Proposals for
A plan for liaison between IUPAC and AAPAC
- Table of Contents
- Introductory Remarks
- Concluding Remarks
- The Status of Chemistry on the African
News and Notices - Symposia/
Conferences - IUPAC Organizations
Recommendations - Divisions
Committees - Publications
- Links - IUPAC Affiliates
Page last modified 15 December 1998.
Copyright © 1997, 98 International Union of Pure and Applied
Questions or comments about IUPAC
please contact the Secretariat.
Questions regarding the website
please contact Web Help.