FASC aims at promoting the advancement of chemical sciences and the practice of chemistry as a contribution to the development aspirations and objectives of the people in Africa.
The Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC) was established, with the support of UNESCO, on 23 February 2006 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The founding ceremony was attended by representatives of a) African chemical societies such as the Chemical Societies of Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and African Association of Pure and Applied Chemistry, b) IUPAC, c) RSC, d) members of the Executive Committee of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia (CSE), e) members of the Organizing Committee of the 22nd Annual Congress of CSE and the founding of FASC, f) former presidents of CSE, heads of Chemistry Departments in Ethiopian universities, sponsors of the FASC-founding meetings and invited guests.
FASC seeks to achieve its aim primarily through networking African chemical societies among themselves and with sister international and regional societies, as well as with international and regional initiatives that aim at the promotion of sustainable development in Africa.
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