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Vol. 30 No. 2
March-April 2008

Where 2B &Y | Announcements of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other upcoming activities.

Chemistry for Sustainable Development
23–25 May 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal

The Nepal Chemical Society is pleased to announce that the Chemical Congress 2008 will be held 23–25 May 2008 in Kathmandu in association with the Tribhuvan University and the Kathmandu University. The main goal of the congress is to emphasize the role of chemistry in the sustainable development of developing countries.

The congress will provide a wide forum for participants from various disciplines to discuss the latest developments in chemical research, technologies, and chemical education, with special emphasis on the role of chemistry in the sustainable development and improvement of life in developing countries.

Leading experts have been invited from different sectors of the chemistry, chemical industries, and chemical education fields from across the globe to deliver plenary, keynote, and invited lectures in the congress. There will also be programs for young chemists and schoolchildren to draw the attention of the younger generation to national development via sustainable chemistry. Given its limited resources, which come from participant registration, the society is requesting financial contributions to help guarantee the success of this upcoming congress.

Since its inception in April 1979 with 51 founding members, the Nepal Chemical Society has grown into a professional organization of the highest standing in Nepal and has worked hard to promote excellence in chemistry in Nepal. The society is actively involved in promoting chemistry education at the precollege, college, and university levels, given its belief that chemistry plays a key role in Nepal’s national development and social well-being. A survey of the development of advanced countries versus their investment and success in science and technology shows that the advancement of science and technology is an index of overall national development and standard of living.

Nepal has abundant and highly diversified natural resources, including one of the world’s richest reservoirs of medicinal plants and a wide variety of minerals. It is also one of the world’s richest countries in water resources. It is a bitter fact that despite these resources, Nepal’s economic development and living standard are among the world’s poorest. The country’s scientific communities are focusing on the potential role of science and technology on national development and the utilization of Nepal’s natural resources. The conference is a call to chemists, chemical technologists, chemistry students, and related professionals to organize a unified effort to utilize chemistry and related technologies for national development.

For more information, contact:
Nepal Chemical Society
Post Box No. 6145
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977 9841454013 / 9841390927
Fax: +977 -1 - 4336151
E-mail: nepchemsoc@yahoo.com, ncc.2008@yahoo.com, program@ncs.org.np

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