International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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John Saka Ideas Activities
  • Prof, University of Malawi
    Zomba, Malawi
  • Email
    Tel +265 1 524 222
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    University of Malawi
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I have been the Secretary General of the Association of Prefessional Chemists and Chemical Engionners of Malawi for 6 years until mid 2009. During this period, I led the development of links between industry and university chemistry departments and creation of the awarenes on the role of chemistry in socioeconomic development. The Department of Chemistry at Chancellor College has a very vibrant relationship with industry through this interface and is actively promoting greater participation of the youth including girls in chemistry.

Very willing to participate in national activities- sharing chemistry research for wealth creation and capacity building.