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Chemical Sciences in Development

About: Vision and Mission

We envision a world in which the chemical sciences play their optimal role in yielding benefits in the health, agricultural and industrial sectors of all countries, thereby improving the quality of life and wellbeing for people everywhere.
Inspired by a deeply-felt ethical concern for the disparities among and between people in different countries, IOCD's mission is to promote the pursuit and application of the chemical sciences for sustainable, equitable human development and economic growth, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), through:
  1. Raising the profile of the chemical sciences in development among researchers, funders and policy-makers;
  2. Increasing the capacity to conduct and use the chemical sciences in LMICs to advance their development by strengthening capacities at the individual, institutional and national/systems levels to apply the chemical sciences to meet current and future challenges;
  3. Strengthening the participation of LMIC researchers in the chemical sciences in national and global priority areas, including attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and advancing the domains of better health and a better environment.
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