The Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC) is teaming up with Addis Ababa University to organize the First African Conference on Research in Chemistry Education on 5-7 December this year. University staff members, chemistry educators and chemistry teachers from across the African continent and beyond will come together in Addis Ababa for a unique pan-African forum, sharing ideas, best practices and new research findings to solve problems facing education in African countries.
Under the umbrella theme of Chemistry Education for Human Development in Africa, the conference will look at a wide range of subthemes, including education in nano-chemistry, microscale chemistry teaching, the pedagogical use of ICTs and multimedia, green chemistry, new trends in student assessment and ethical issues. The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 15 August.
The Federation of African Societies of Chemistry was founded in 2006 with strong UNESCO backing. UNESCO Programme Specialist Dr Temechegn Engida from the International Institute for Capacity-Building in Addis Ababa was instrumental in federating African Societies of Chemistry and has been the federation's president since 2006. He will serve as Conference President.
The conference will mark the 50th anniversary of the African Union.