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Title: Green Chemistry in Africa
Completion Date: 2002 - project completed
The project is aimed at increasing the awareness and attracting
the interest of university students in African universities towards
the Green/Sustainable Chemistry activities, by highlighting their
general roles and simultaneously presenting already on-going activities
The objective of the project is the preparation of a Green Chemistry
book specifically designed for university students, with particular
attention for students in African universities. The book plans to
highlight the relevance of Green/Sustainable Chemistry in general,
and to underline its potential relevance for developing countries.
Pietro Tundo and Liliana Mammino will be the co-editors
of the book. External referees may be contacted, according to needs
of the various chapters. Chapters will be contributed by different
authors, most of them based in African universities. Such an option
is aimed at highlighting the already on-going research activities
and presenting them to students in an easily understandable way.
This is expected:
to attract and enhance the attention towards Green/Sustainable
Chemistry activities in general
to encourage further work from already practising
to encourage students to consider this area for
their professional future
to underline, in a matter-of-fact way, the significance
of Green/Sustainable Chemistry activities within and for the African
The inclusion of a section on Green Chemistry education
has the additional objective of linking research activities to the
preparation of future specialists, by generating channels for a
fast and effective dissemination of information (both the information
stimulating research activities and the information resulting from
The project may be a pilot initiative for future green-
chemistry-activities in Africa by IUPAC and related associations
(scientific collaborations, networking, etc.).
The book co-edited by P. Tundo and L. Mammino has been published
by INCA in July 2002 (ISBN 88-88214-07-0).
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The book has been launched at Agenda 21 of the World
Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa,
August 26-September 4, 2002.
The book will be further distributed to universities
in Africa and to other higher learning institutions.
announcement published in Chem. Int. Nov/Dec 2002>
Last update: 24 September 2002
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