Africa is a continent of great growth and great challenges. Despite having some of today’s fastest growing economies, many African countries still face substantial challenges, such as ensuring food security, clean water and stopping the spread of disease.
The Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN) seeks to create a self-sustaining science base in Africa, helping to build capacity, solve local challenges and contribute to global knowledge.
Working with scientists throughout Africa, we aim to:
- Enhance and improve the skills and knowledge of the chemical science community in Africa.
- Integrate African chemistry into the global scientific community by enabling the exchange of ideas and facilitating collaboration.
- Support the community to deliver solutions to global challenges in the areas of environment, energy, food, health and water.
- Enable access to high quality chemical science journals
All RSC journals are available through Research4Life
As part of our commitment to supporting the chemical sciences around the globe, we have partnered with Research4Life - and now, institutions in over 90 eligible countries have full access to all our current journals.
Our partnership with GSK is enhancing analytical science skills across Africa. Through this partnership we will train over 400 scientists in key analytical techniques by the end of 2020, and ensure sustainability by training Local Trainers across the continent to train others in the future.
We run training courses in Ethiopia,Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, with delegates from across Africa.
For more details on our current activities and events, please follow links at the bottom.
Our history is one of collaboration, partnership and long-term commitment to chemistry in Africa. We've acheived a lot since 2008.
Scientists across Africa are working with us to enhance science taking place across the continent. Catch up with all of their news.
The PACN is open to everyone. Find out more about the different ways you can be a part of our expanding network and find your nearest PACN Hub.
Find out more about the events, conferences and training courses we run and start making new connections of your own.
Access to RSC journals
We work to make the best chemical science knowledge accessible to all who need it, and have a number of options for Africa.
See if you qualify for the various grants we offer to support travel, collaboration, events and research.