2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN). ‘We wanted to bring together a community across the continent, internationally, to give Africa a push in the right direction to ultimately becoming a self-sustaining science community,’ explains the PACN programme manager Helen Driver. ‘We’re trying to put ourselves out of a job!’
A partnership between universities, businesses, charities – and our own Pan Africa Chemistry Network – is building analytical science capacity in African universities, through a combination of training courses and donated equipment.
175 minutes for chemistry - Our Chemists’ Community Fund, the working name for the Benevolent Fund, makes a difference to the lives of our members and their families when facing financial hardship and other difficult circumstances.
Zoe Zeliku first went to Ethiopia in 2010, as a GSK volunteer working at the Centre for National Health Development in Addis Ababa. Now she is returning, to share her expertise and enthusiasm for analytical chemistry.
In the final week of November, analytical chemists from across Nigeria, as well as Cameroon and Sudan, gathered at the University of Lagos for the final one of our four GC-MS training workshops that have taken place across sub-Saharan Africa this year.