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
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.