IUPAC FOR AFRICA

  Postgraduate Summer School on Green Chemistry

Inspired by IUPAC Centenary and the International Year of the Periodic Table Celebrations


IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development

IUPAC


TBS

UDSM

TCS

UDOM

GCLA

12th - 19th May 2019,

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Online registration open until 30th April 2019:
http://www.tcs-tz.org/iupac2019/

Abstracts submission deadline 14th April 2019
Grant Application Deadline 28th February 2019


IUCEA
PhosAgro
OPCW


                                                         WELCOME STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE                                                     


Prof. Charles
                Kihampa

Prof. Charles Kihampa
(Resume')

Dear Colleagues,

I am very delighted to welcome you to Dar es Salaam and in Particular Tanzania for the IUPAC Postgraduate Summer School on Green Chemistry which for the first time is being held in Africa. I am very grateful to IUPAC for endorsing this event to take place in Tanzania and for the generous grant that made it possible to provide scholarships to postgraduate students from across the world to attend the summer school. I am particularly honored and grateful of the cooperation we have received from the Chair of the IUPAC-Interdivisional Council on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD). I look forward to many more fruitful cooperation in the future.

I am delighted to welcome postgraduate students, scientists, experts and interested parties from around the world to Dar es Salaam with special emphasis to students, who are key players in the future development of our green and sustainable environment. During this summer school student participants will have the opportunity to showcase their works in green chemistry at a poster session and the best posters will be awarded during the closing ceremony. The Summer school main topics are;

Exploitation of Natural Resources,

Green Methodologies Chemistry,

Green Analysis,

Green Synthesis of materials,

Green Technologies and

Recycling,

which will be made possible by the resource persons and speakers from around the world. Thank you all for accepting to be part of this unique event that will inspire the younger generation to embrace green approaches in science.

I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude to Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) for the key role they have played in ensuring the success of this event. Their financial and logistical support should not go unnoticed and indicates their commitment in ensuring that chemistry is practiced in a sustainable manner. Many other grants were possible to make this event a success, thanks to University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Government Chemist Laboratory Authority (GCLA), International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3), Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), UNESCO, UNEP, UNESCO-NATCOM, IUCEA and PhosAgro.

I must recognize and appreciate the spirit and energy that was championed by the Late Prof. Egid B. Mubofu, the former Chair of the Organizing Committee, into making this event a reality. He will indeed be remembered for his commitment to green and sustainable chemistry.

I hope you shall all use this occasion to engage in scientific exchange of ideas and forge new and lasting academic cooperations. I wish you all a pleasant stay in Dar es Salaam and please take this opportunity to visit Zanzibar and the nearby national parks such as Saadani, Mikumi and Selou Game Reserve. You may also wish to extend your stay and embark on a Safari in our beautiful national Parks in the North of Tanzania (Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire etc) or choose to climb the breathtaking ice-capped highest point in Africa, the Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Thank you and Karibuni sana!

Prof. Charles Kihampa

Chair, Organizing Committee

 

                                                          INTRODUCTION                                                      

 

Green Chemistry is one of the key sciences of sustainable development 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 applies the cycle of a chemical product,including its design, manufacture and use.


This is the first time the IUPAC Summer School on Green Chemistry is being held in Africa managed by the IUPAC Inter-divisional 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), the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) and the Government Chemist Laboratory Authority (GCLA) in collaboration with the Tanzania Chemical Society (TCS)

The 2019 Summer school is special in that it will be held during the 100th Anniversary of IUPAC. Further to that, 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table as declared by United Nation, coinciding with the150th Anniversary of Dmitry Mendeleeves's discovery of the periodic system.

The event will provide the participants with an understanding of the latest developments of the concepts and management of green/sustainable chemistry.


RESOURCE PERSONS AND SPEAKERS

 

Internationally renowned speakers from the IUPAC and elsewhere who are green chemistry experts will give lectures in the summer school.

PROGRAMME

 

DAR ES SALAAM, HAVEN OF PEACE

 


The summer school will held at the University of Dar es Salaam in the University Library Conference Room. Dar es Salaam is the commercial center of Tanzania and one of the biggest cities in East Africa, nestled along a natural harbour on the Indian ocean.

The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is situated 13 km on the western side of the city on an observation hill 10 km from the  Julius Nyerere International Airport. UDSM, a renown and highly ranked University in Africa, stands as the most prestigious university in Tanzania offering a wide range of academic disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.



UDSM Library
The new University Library with modern conference facilities  where the Summer School will be held.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL TOPICS

 

Basic materials on green chemistry will be covered including state of art topics  not limited to:
  • Exploitation of Natural Resources
  • Green Methodologies Chemistry
  • Green Analysis
  • Green Synthesis of materials
  • Green Technologies
  • Recycling



LANGUAGE

 

The official language of the summer school will be English



POSTERS AND ABSTRACTS

 

All students attending the summer school will be required to present posters. The abstracts for the posters should be submitted through the online registration system. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 14th April 2019. There will be awards for the best posters at the end of the summer school.



SPONSORSHIP AND GRANTS

 

There are 30 grants that are for postgraduate students who would like to participate. In order to get the grant you need to submit the following:
1. An abstract for a poster presentation not exceeding 1000 words.
2. A letter of motivation explaining your plans, ambitions etc.
3. A CV
4. A letter of support from a supervisor.
 Application Deadline is February 28th
Submit your application by email with a heading (Application for Summer School Grant) to the Program Officer (cmgina@yaoo.com) and copy to the Secretary (kefidel@gmail.com).
A panel of judges will review all the applications and select the 30 winners. Selected grantees will be announced and notified by March 31st.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Online registration and other instructions are available at http:www.tcs-tz.org/iupac2019/  Click here.

The registration fees is US$ 200 and will cover:

 

ACCOMMODATION AND RESERVATION

 

Dar es Salaam city has a variety of hotels with a wide of prices ranges from 50 to 150 US$. Details of hotels, rates and reservation information will be available via this website.


Dar es Salaam city has a variety of hotels with a wide of prices ranges. The following are the recommended hotels which are close to the University of Dar es Salaam. Kindly mention the 'IUPAC Summer School' when making reservation in order to get special discount rates for the summer school.

Hotel
Category
Price per Day
(Bed and Breakfast)
Contact
White Sands Hotel
Single room
Double room
US$ 100
US$ 135
(Exclusive 18% VAT)
info@hotelwhitesands.com
marketing@pearlsunhotels.com
www.hotelwhitesands.com
+255 758 818 696/7/8/9
+255 758 809 292
Seascape Hotel
Single room Sea view
Double room Sea view
Single room Standard
Double room Standard
US$ 70
US$ 90
US$ 60
US$ 80
(Inclusive VAT)
info@hotelseascape.co.tz
www.hotelseascape.co.tz
+255 785 716 199
Star City Hotel
Standard Single Room
Standard Double Room
Deluxe suite
US$ 70
US$ 80
US$ 100
(Inclusive VAT)
mtewelestarcityhotel@yahoo.com
www.starcityhoteltz.com
+255 758 775 676
King D Hotel
Standard Single
Deluxe Single
Executive
US$ 30
US$ 40
US$ 50
(Inclusive VAT)

info@kingdhotel.co.tz
www.kingdhotel.co.tz
+255 717 053 599


 



 

TRAVEL INFORMATION AND VISA

 

Dar es Salaam can be accessed through the  Julius Kambarage Nyerere International (Airport code JNIA). Please arrange with the hotel or your travel agent for airport transfers.

 VISA

Visas have to be applied at the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission. Some Commonwealth and Scandinavian countries are exempted from visa applications. Otherwise a visa can be obtained at entry points. For more detailed information about visa requirements please visit the Tanzania Immigration website: http://www.immigration.go.tz

 

SOCIAL PROGRAM

 

Dar es Salaam is the center of business in Tanzania. However, there are a lot of attractions in the city and neighborhoods.  These include ancient buildings, historical cites, tropical beaches and islands. It is also less than two hours to the famous old cities of Bagamoyo and Zanzibar. Visits to some of these attractions will be organized.

Mlango

Dar es Saaam beach

Mlango

 

ORGANIZERS

 

International Advisory Committee

Prof. Pietro Tundo
ICGCSD
Prof. Christopher Brett
ICGCSD

Prof. Sean Corish

ICGCSD

Prof. Buxing Han

ICGCSD

Prof. Christine Luscombe

ICGCSD

Dr. Jannet Scott

ICGCSD

Dr. Isai Urassa
VA - USA

 

Regional Advisory Committee

Prof. Mama El Rhazi
FASC President

Prof. N. Covile

South Africa

Prof. J. Darkwa

South Africa

Prof. Y. Chebude

Ethiopia

Prof. M. Zaranyika

Zimbabwe

Prof. Nannake-Abasi Offiong

Nigeria

Dr. T. Engida

Ethiopia

Dr. Leonard Gitu
Kenya
Prof. L. Mammino
South Africa

National Advisory Committee

Dr. L.D. Akwilapo

Prof. J.E.G. Mdoe

Dr. F. Mafumiko

Prof. M.H.H. Nkunya

Maj. Gen. J. Kingu

Prof. J. Buchweshaija

Dr. L. Manege

 

Local Organizing Committee

Chairman

Prof. Charles Kihampa

Vice Chairman
Prof. Esther Lugwisha

Secretary

Dr. Kessy F. Kilulya

Program Officer

Dr. Clarence A. Mgina

Treasurer

Dr. Joan J.E. Munissi

Member

Ms. Rehema Nyamoga


INQURIES

 

For further information please contact:

Dr. Kessy F. Kilulya

+255 222 410 038

+255 763 369 858

kefidel@gmail.com

kessykilulya@udsm.ac.tz

Chemistry Department

College of Natural and Applied Sciences

University of Dar es Salaam

P.O. Box 35061

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dr. Clarence A. Mgina

+255 222 410 038

+255 767 547 970

cmgina@yahoo.com

cmgina@udsm.ac.tz

Chemistry Department

College of Natural and Applied Sciences

University of Dar es Salaam

P.O. Box 35061

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania