Karibu Tanzania
Mt. Kilimanjaro
The Land of Kilimanjaro

The Second TCS International Conference

The East and Southern Africa Environmental Chemistry Conference
The Ninth Theoretical Chemistry Workshop in Africa
5th to 7th October 2011 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Important Deadlines

September 15, 2011 Abstract submission
Registration Fees

US$ 100
TZS 200,000 

For bank payment details click here

Chemistry for the Improvement of Life

The Tanzania Chemical Society (TCS) was founded and officially registered in 1997. TCS held its first Inaugural Conference in 1999. To celebrate the International Year of Chemistry-2011 (IYC-2011), TCS plans to conduct a number of activities including holding the Second TCS International Conference. The conference will be held together with the East and Southern Africa Environmental Chemistry Conference and The Ninth Theoretical Chemistry Workshop in Africa. TCS plans to hold international conferences regularly so as to promote interactions among scientists.

Other than the scientific activities TCS has organized various social activites including visists to touristic destintions. Please view the social programme section for details on various packages availble for participants and accompnaying persons before, during and after the conference.


The conference will be held at the
Giraffe Ocean View Hotel
in Dar es Salaam.

Giraffe Ocean View Hotel offers a tranquil environment a complete escape from the city noise to its habitat. The Hotel has a vast expanse of the Indian Ocean along Mbezi beach, Dar es Salaam - Tanzania, about 25 kilometers from Mwalimu J.K. Nyerere international airport and 15 minutes drive from the city centre.

Conference Themes

The conference will cover all areas of chemistry including:

Analytical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Natural Products Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
Theoretical Chemistry
Computational Chemistry
Combinatorial Chemistry
Chemical Education
Green Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
South Africa

Prospective Speakers

  A lot of of scientists have shown interest to make presentations in this conference. The list of speakers will be uploaded soon.

The Royal Society of Chemsitry - UK

Call for Papers

Abstracts of both papers and posters should bear the tittle, the names of authors and their affiliation and should not exceed 300 words.

Posters should be prepared to occupy 1 m x 1 m wall space.

Deadline for receiving abstracts is August 30th 2011.

Authors should indicate their preferred form of presentation. The programme committee will reserve the right to make the final decision.

Abstracts (and pre-registration form if not yet submitted) should be sent electronically to the following secretariat e-mails:

cmgina@yahoo.com or josephyoeza68@yahoo.com.
Alternative e-mails are:
mgina@chem.udsm.ac.tz or philip@chem.udsm.ac.tz

(Pre-Registration form download)

Presentations and Proceedings

The programme committee prefers that all oral presentations be on power point. Power point projectors will be available in all the halls. Power point presentations should be given to the program officer in the form of  CDs or flash disks.

Proceedings of the conference will be published. Soft and hard copies of full papers should be submitted to the organising committee by 7th October 2011, the last day of the  conference. The whole or part of the proceedings may be published in the IUPAC official journal Pure and Applied Chemistry.


The official language of the conference shall be English.

Registration Fees

The registration fee is US$ 100. The registration fee will cover conference materials, lunch, tea and bites.

Details of the bank account where all payments should be made are as given below:

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 040103000699

Accommodation and Hotel Reservations

Special confrence accommodation costs per day (single and double rooms) including breakfast for Girraffe Ocean View Hotel in Dar es Salaam. To get these conference special rates please book through the conference organizers or quote the 2nd TCS International Conferenc when  making personal booking.
Single US$ 70
Double US$ 90

Some other hotels near Girrafffe Ocean View Hotel include Belinda Ocean Resort, Jangwani Sea Breeze and White Sands Hotel. Organizers are willing to assits with contacts to these and other hotels in the city.

Travel Information

Tanzania is served by two International Airports. Dar es Salaam Airport (Airport code DAR) and Kilimanjaro Airport (Airport code JRO). There are also international flights between Nairobi (Kenya) and Dar es Salaam. Please arrange with the hotel or your travel agent for airport transfers. The official conferenc travel agent is Pongo Safaris & Tours.


Visas have to be applied at the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission. Some Commonwealth and Scandinavian countries are excempted from visa applications. Otherwise a visa can be obtained at entry points. For more detailed information about visa requirements, excemptions etc. please click the following links:
Tanzania Visa Information

IUPAC sponsorship implies that entry visas will be granted to all bona fide chemists, provided application is made not less than six months in advance. If a visa is not granted two months before the meeting, the Organizers and the IUPAC Secretariat should be notified by the applicant.


The weather will be warm with temperature between 28-32 degrees celcius during the day.


The basic unit is the Tanzania shilling. The exchange rate is about 1,500 Tanzanian shillings to 1 US dollar. Major credit cards i.e. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted in the big hotels including Girraffe Ocean View Hotel. It is however advised to carry a sufficient amount of cash/traveller’s cheques to avoid embarrassment since there are many shops and service centres that deal only with cash. Foreign currencies in cash or travellers cheques may be exchanged at commercial banks, international airports, border posts and at bureaux de change which are many in the city. Bureaux de Change accept all the major currencies. However, it is advisable to use US dollars, Euros and Pound Sterling for good exchange rates.


Phone calls from hotels are very expensive. Hotels normally charge US$ 20 for 3 minute as a minimum charge for international calls. It is recommended that participants with digital cell phones consider the possibility of using their phones in Tanzania. Internet and e-mail facilites are available in major hotels and cafes around the city.


Social Programme

Tanzania has more land devoted to National Parks and Game Reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world. Everything from the famous national parks, the remote game reserves and the Crater Highlands, to pristine coral reefs are all protected by Government Law and placed in trust for future generations.

Pongo Safaris, the official travel agent of the conference, offers customized and personal safaris to the most spectacular wildlife parks in mainland Tanzania and encourage you to explore the “spice islands” of Zanzibar.


There will be a half day excursion to the ancient town of Bagamoyo. Bagamoyo was the penultimate port for slave trade before shipping them to Zanzibar and onto the world. The history rich town with ruins dating back to 13th Century has brought about Swahili culture, civilization and Worldwide Diasporas. The excursion will cost US$ 60 per person.
Other exciting pre and post conference excursions

Organizing Committee
Chairperson - Dr. L.C. Manege
Vice Chairperson - Prof. O.C. Othman
Secretary - Dr. C.A. Mgina
Assistant Secretary - Mr. S.L Mtega
Treasurer - Dr. E. Innocent
Dr. J.E.G. Mdoe
Dr. J.N.Y. Philip
Dr. E.H.J. Lugwisha
Ms. J. Munissi
Dr. J. Buchweishaija
Mr. A. Rwazo 
Dr. E.B. Mubofu 
Dr. A.Y. Ngenya
Mr. G.S. Malisa
Prof. G.S. Mhinzi
Mr. E. Mulima
International Advisory Committee

Prof. J. Midiwo - Kenya
Prof. G.N. Kamau - Kenya
Prof. I.A. Samb - Senegal
Prof. M. Zaranyika - Zimbabwe
Prof. I.A. Kahwa - Jamaica
Prof. B.T. Kiremire - Uganda
Dr. A. Dias-Dos-Santos - Angola
Prof. B.M. Abegaz - Botswana
Prof. N.H.H. Bashir - Sudan
Prof. T. Takamura - Japan
Prof. I.T. Urasa - USA
Prof. W.D. Kim - Korea
Dr. F.A. Hessari - Iran
Prof. H. Kylin - Sweden
Dr. K. Wilson - UK
Prof. P. O’Brien - UK
Prof. D. Cole-Hamilton - UK
Prof. J. Pickett - UK
Prof. J. Thonstad - Norway
Prof. K.H. Schroder - Norway
Prof. J.D. Bradley - South Africa
Dr. M.N. Rahuma - Libya
Dr. L. Szilagyi - Hungary
Prof. M. Mosihuzzaman - Bangladesh
Prof. P. Rassoanaivo  Madagascar

National Advisory Committee

Hon. Dr. G. Bilal V.P.
Hon. Dr. J. Magufuli M.P.
Prof. M.H.H. Nkunya
Prof. E. Mbede
Dr. H. Mshinda
Mr. Mansoor Daya
Mr. J. Samwel
Prof. A. Mruma
Dr. Brig. C. Muzanila
Mr. R. Mengi
Mr. D. Mwanyika
Mr. D. Mcleod


For further information please contact:

Dr. L. C. Manege
+255 754 613219

Dr. C.A. Mgina
+255 715 547970
Chemistry Department
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
University of Dar es Salaam
P.O. Box 35061
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania