International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Mrs Florence Nareetsile Ideas Activities
  • Dr, University of Botswana
    Gaborone, Botswana
  • Email
    Tel +267 72717587
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    University of Botswana
    Botswana Chemical Society
    Botswana Trust for Harnessing of Science and Technology
  • 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 am a lecturer in inorganic chemistry at the University of Botswana. The inorganic section of chemistry is actually having problems with attracting postgraduate students into its programme and attracting national funding. I will actually use IYC to sensitise students with the subject matter and the contribution of the research that we do to Climate Change, Health Sector, Water Solution and sustainable development. This will be also the opportunity to bring awareness to our leaders so that they can appreciate the efforts of chemistry in bringing solutions to our national issues and hopefully we will attract funding from goverrnment and interest in persuing chemistry from the students especially girls who always rush to arts subjects.