The Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN) has four Hubs across Africa, coordinating the work we do for chemical sciences across the continent and acting as a focal point for training, events and support.
The centre of our Ethiopian Hub activities is Addis Ababa University, and we work closely with other institutions, such as the University of Bahir Dar, to support the chemistry community throughout Ethiopia.
“It is a wonderful thing to see African scientists and experts from all over the world coming together in my country.”
Highlights from the Ethiopia Hub:
Enhancing collaboration between the government, researchers, industries and communities by organising scientific events and conferences – including the PACN Congress, most recently in 2014 discussing biodiversity.
Analytical science training courses for GCMS techniques, hosted by the Addis Ababa University, run in partnership with GSK, and supported by Local Trainers from the universities of Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar.
The Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC)
Established by the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2006, FASC is based at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and plays a crucial part in promoting the role of the chemical sciences across Africa by bringing together national chemical societies. The society’s aims are:
to promote the advancement of chemical sciences
to promote and maintain effective communication throughout the community in Africa