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:
- Raising the profile of the chemical sciences in development
among researchers, funders and policy-makers;
- 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
- 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.