School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Faculty represents USIU-Africa at the 2nd Commonwealth Chemistry Congress

By Naumih Noah

Naumih Noah, an Associate Professor of Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences represented USIU-Africa and the Kenya Chemical Society at the 2nd Commonwealth Chemistry Congress that was held between May 22-25, 2023 at the University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, and Tobago as one of the Executive Board Members of the Commonwealth Chemistry.

The Congress brought together more than one hundred (100) young and emerging Scientists from 33 countries as well as many discussion leaders, speakers, and Chemistry Society Presidents/Chairs. Discussions featured looked at the Chemistry, Commonwealth, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specific topics covered Quality and Effective Education (SDG 4), Gender Equality (SDG 5), Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10), Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3), Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6) and Climate Action (SDG 13) among others.

The keynote speakers emphasized to Commonwealth Chemistry member countries to be proactive in ensuring that chemistry is made sustainable for the future in all aspects.

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