Pan Africa Chemistry Network

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Building on the tremendous success of the Archives for Africa, which was launched in Addis Ababa and Westminster in 2006, the Pan Africa Chemistry Network represents an innovative approach to working with universities, schools, scientists, teachers, and students in Africa.   

With a special focus on the Millennium Development Goals and the countries of Central Africa, the Network will ultimately span the entire Continent.

Launched in London on 21 November 2007 and in Nairobi on 27 May 2008, the Pan Africa Chemistry Network aims to help African countries to integrate into regional, national and international scientific networks.

About the Network

The Network represents an innovative approach to working with the science community in Africa

Federation of African Societies of Chemistry

Aims to promote the advancement of the chemical sciences and the practice of chemistry for the development, aspiration and objective of the people in Africa


Upcoming Events in Africa

All events being held in Africa which are organised jointly by the RSC

Funding Opportunities

The Royal Society of Chemistry has a wide variety of funding available to members and non-members.

Past Activities

Find more about our activities in Africa, including schools outreach, conferences and workshops.


Increasing Africa's Agricultural Productivity

This report summarises the conclusions and recommendations emerging from the '1st PACN Congress on Agricultural Productivity' in 2011

Africa's Water Quality - A Chemical Science Perspective

Report from the PACN's 'Sustainable Water Conference'

Wealth Not Waste: Green Science and Engineering for Sustainable growth in Africa

05 May 2011 - This unique report summarises the conclusions and recommendations emerging from the PACN Green Chemistry Conference in 2010


Kenya Hub

University of Nairobi, Chemistry Department

Ethiopia Hub

University of Addis Ababa

South Africa Hub

Based in Johannesburg (North) and Cape Town (South)

Archives for Africa

Archive for Africa

Archives for Africa

The RSC provides FREE access to RSC electronic journals in African libraries

Access To Chemistry

This educational resource is now free to the Pan Africa Chemistry Network

IP Address registration form - Access to Chemistry

Register for Free access to the online textbook "Access to Chemistry" for African schools and universities

Access to Chemistry

Access to Chemistry

Copyright: 1999
Avril Higton

This book effectively forms a self-study course, which is split into separate modules and units covering all concepts required for those needing a basic knowledge of chemistry.

Downloadable Files

PACN: Four Years On Brochure
Read about the achievements of the Pan African Chemistry Network after four years.
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PACN: Three Years On Brochure
Download this booklet to learn more about the developments of the Pan Africa Chemistry Network.
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PACN: Two Years On Brochure
Looking at the growth and achievements of the Pan Africa Chemistry Network since its inception in 2007
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PACN: One Year On Brochure
A summary of the first year of PACN activities
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Contact and Further Information

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Dr Helen Bailey
International Development Manager, LA & Africa
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF