The Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress 2017: Sustainable Agriculture; How the Chemical Sciences Can Contribute to Food Security for a Growing Population (PACN) was held from 7th – 9th November in Accra, Ghana. It is the RSC’s flagship annual event for the African chemical sciences community and consists of lectures, exhibitions, posters and networking.
PACN offers researchers and policy-makers a chance to meetup and discuss current research, challenges, new developments and crucial issues on the topic of sustainable agriculture. The Congress was designed to reflect the diversity of science and research in a bid to help solve challenges of food security and progress towards sustainable agriculture, with a focus on the chemical sciences. All participants had the opportunity to engage with other scientists, hear about cutting edge research and policy, and exchange ideas.
Analytical Methods proudly sponsored the Aglient Prize. We would like to congratulate the winner: Nkechinyere Isienyi, Forestry research Institute of Nigeria. Her entry was entitled “Impact of heavy metal on soil near Lapite dumpsite in Ibadan, Nigeria”. One of the undoubted highlights of the congress was when Nkechinyere Isienyi was awarded her poster prize, as it was clear to everyone how much the award meant to her. With the quality of submission so high, thankfully there were also several other poster prizes awarded during the congress.
PACN poster prize winners
Congratulations Nkechinyere Isienyi!