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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Prof. Othman Chande Othman Ideas Activities
  • University Lecturer, Chemistry Department, University of Dar es Salaam
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Email
    Tel +255 713 433982
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Chemistry Department, University of Dar es Salaam
    Tanzania Chemical Society, Eastern and Southern Africa Environmental Chemistry Network
  • 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 teaching chemistry for ore than 30 years now. My impression is that the young generation in Tanzania has lost interest in this subject and it is losing ground even though all believe it is essential to life and living. My main interest in the IYC 2011 is to publicise chemistry and chemistry education for the new younger generation and especially the wider public, that is, the not-so-highly literates in the villages and country side communities. Chemistry in solving disease problems, chemistry in promoting good food production, chemistry in poverty alleviation and so forth.