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Lagos symposium to empower local scientists

15 February 2016, 20:36Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Renowned international and African speakers in the chemical sciences and technology sector have gathered in Lagos for a key event aimed at empowering African scientists.

International organisations, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Procter & Gamble have partnered to deliver the symposium.

This year’s symposium is on the theme of Chemical Sciences and Technology Enabling Growth in Africa.

RSC International Development Manager, Stuart Govan, said he was struck by the speakers’ passion and enthusiasm to unlock Africa’s potential for growth.

“Working with partners who share our vision, the Royal Society of Chemistry is able to generate even more impact from its activities. This is why we are delighted to be working again with Procter & Gamble, a company that very much shares our vision for Africa and what we can achieve together,” said Govan.

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This event is part of a number of events that the Royal Society of Chemistry has delivered since the forming of the Pan-African Chemistry Network in 2008.

The aim of the symposium is to support African science, solve local problems and promote global knowledge.

This year’s RSC-P&G symposium has attracted speakers from Nigeria, all across the African continent, the United Kingdom, Europe and America.

This expanded version of an existing programme will up skill and empower African scientists developing their practical analytical techniques to solve global challenges. It aims to train local chemists to train others – leaving a self-sustaining programme and lasting legacy in African science.

- CAJ News


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