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What We Do: Strategy 2016-2020

IOCD builds on 35 years of achievement in promoting the chemical sciences for sustainable, equitable human development and economic growth, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We seek to collaborate with chemists in LMICs to help them build capacity in the chemical sciences; and to collaborate with other organizations to advance sustainable development globally through strengthening education, research and practice in the chemical sciences.
IOCD is focusing on two strategic priorities, shown below, which aim to achieve IOCD's mission and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The work undertaken under each priority is accomplished through IOCD's Working Groups (WGs) and Projects. A brochure outlining IOCD's activities and strategy can be downloaded here.

IOCD Strategic Priorities

  • CHEMISTRY FOR BETTER HEALTH AND A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
    IOCD aims to foster expanded use of the chemical sciences, especially in LMICs, to improve health by promoting the uptake and application of relevant techniques for discovery, analysis, synthesis and manufacture of health-related products; and to contribute to a better environment through strengthening sustainable approaches to the generation and use of clean energy and materials.

  • STRENGTHENING EDUCATION IN THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES
    IOCD aims to strengthen education in the chemical sciences by developing and disseminating knowledge and learning tools and encouraging their use by individuals, institutions and education systems, with particular emphasis on affordable and practical uptake in LMICs.
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