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
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
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
- CAJ News