IOCD builds on over 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 help 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 Action Groups and Projects. A brochure outlining IOCD's
activities and strategy can be downloaded
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.