First African Conferences on Research
In Chemistry Education [ACRICE-1]
At the Occasion of the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the African Union
Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC) and
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
From 5 to 7 December 2013
At the occasion of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the African Union, ACRICE-1 comes to bring together university staff members, chemistry educators and chemistry teachers from across African continent and the world at large and provide a unique pan-African forum for the sharing ideas and new findings to solve education problems in African countries. Participants will examine a wide range of pedagogical best practices that address local and global issues in educating African students for total quality in the global age.
ACRICE conference is intended as a platform for understanding and enriching education for preparation of African citizens who are able to deal with local and global challenges. To that end, educators and researchers at all levels are invited to share vital knowledge and strategies for teaching and learning in culturally responsive ways.
CONFERENCE MAIN THEME:
Chemical Education for the Human
Development in Africa
ST [A]: Best Practices in the teaching and learning chemistry
ST [B]: Chemistry education for sustainable development in Africa
ST[C]: ICT and Multimedia in teaching and learning chemistry
ST [D]: PCK/TPACK in Chemistry
ST [E]: Nano–chemistry Education
ST [F]: New trends in student assessment
ST [G]: Micro-Scale chemistry teaching
ST [H]: Ethics in chemistry education
ST [I]: Multiple uses of chemicals
ST [J]: Lab safety and hazards
ST [K]: TQM, TQC in chemistry education
ST [L]: SATLC Applications
WS-1: Systemic Assessment as a New Tool for Assessing Students’ Achievements at Higher Learning Levels
WS-2: ICT in Teaching and Learning Chemistry
WS-3: Micro-and Semi micro Scale Chemistry
WS-4: Lab safety and hazards
1. Creating a community of educators, teacher educators, and researchers to share and collaborate in building an African community of learners who will serve the Global age.
2. Creating a platform for chemistry educators and researchers throughout Africa and the rest of the world to share experiences and adopt best practices in the teaching and learning of chemistry [e.g. Systemic Approach to Teaching and Learning Chemistry- SATLC].
3. Clarifying systemic theories and pedagogies for change and reform that is consistent with preparation of African citizen in the global age.
4. Increasing awareness of the depth of cultural legacy and the need to promote and defend it for the existence and preservation of African continent resources using chemistry as a means.
5. Evolve an appreciation of the importance of chemistry in industrial, economic, environmental and social contexts.
6. Creating strong community of chemistry educators, teacher educators, and researchers to share and collaborate in building an African green and sustainable environment.
7. Increasing the African understanding for the needs of the active and independent learner.
8. Increasing the awareness toward systemic and creative thinking in the preparation of new African generations to acquire the skills necessary to solve current and future global problems.
EXPECTED CONFERENCE OUTCOMES
1. Establish networking and alliances of educators, teacher educators, and researchers for sharing accepted practices and research in classrooms and other educational venues.
2. Enhanced capacity building among conference participants as contributors to the design and implementation of effective teaching strategies in chemistry like SATL, Skill-oriented, ICT, etc.
3. Increased African students understanding for the need of Green chemistry for sustainable development in Africa.
Dr. Temechegn Engida, President of FASC & UNESCO-IICBA, Ethiopia
Prof. Ameen Farouk Fahmy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Aljandra Palermo [UK]
Prof.Berhanu Abegaz [Ethiopia]
Prof. David Plack [Australia]
Prof. Iftikhar Naqvi [Pakistan]
Prof. Joseph J. Lagowski [USA]
Prof. John Bradley [South Africa]
Prof. Liberato Cardellini [Italy]
Prof. Lida Schoen [Netherlands]
Prof.Mohamed Hamza [ Egypt]
Prof. Michael Schallies [Germany]
Prof. Mahmoud Farahat [Libya]
Prof. Masahiro Kamata [Japan]
Prof. Mei-Hung Chiu [Taiwan]
Prof. Motaza Khater [Egypt]
Prof. Pascal Mimerio [France]
Prof. Peter Atkins [UK]
Prof. Peter Mahaffy [Canada]
Prof. Raoult Hoffman [USA]
Prof. Ramasami Ponnaduria [Mauritius]
Prof. Sultan Abu Orabi [Jordan]
Prof. Zafra Lerman [USA]
NATIONAL ORGANIZING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
· Dr.Ahmed Mustafa
Dr. Yonas Chebude
Dr. Belina Terfassa
· Dr Sileshi Yitbarek
· Mr Dereje Andargie
· Mr. Tollessa Roro
· Ms Bethelehem Fetene
· Prof.Ameen Fahmy [Egypt]
· Prof. Bob Bucat [Australia]
- Prof. Jan Apothekar [Netherlands]
- Prof.John Bradley [South Africa]
- Prof. Leiv Sydnes [Norway]
- Prof. Peter Atkins [UK]
- Prof.Peter Childs [Ireland]
- Prof. Zafra Lerman [USA]
- Dr. Temechegn Engida [Ethiopia]
- Prof.Akira Ikuo [Japan]
- Prof. Chryssa Tzougraki [Greece]
- Prof. David Katz [USA]
- Dr. Diana Mason [USA]
- Prof. Erica Steenberg [South Africa]
- Dr. George Shelton [USA]
- Prof. Iftikhar Nagvi [Pakistan]
- Prof. Janusz Lipkowski [Poland]
- Prof.Liberato Cardellini [Italy]
- Prof.Liliana Mammino [South Africa]
- Prof. Jack Holbrook [Estonia]
- Prof. Hans Dieter Barke [Germany]
- Prof. Michael Schallies [Germany]
- Prof. Miguel Yus [Spain]
- Dr. Murat Gunel [Turkey]
- Prof. Wafaa Abdou [Egypt]
- Prof. Yuri Orlik [Brazil]
- Prof. Zurida Ismail [Malaysia]
WS-1: Prof. Ameen Farouk Fahmy [Egypt] Chair and Speaker
Prof. Chryssa Tzougraki [Greece] Co-Chair and Speaker
WS-2: Prof. Ramasami Ponnaduria [Mauritius] Chair and Speaker
Dr.George Shelton [USA] Co-Chair and Speaker
WS-3: Prof. John Bradley [South Africa] Chair and Speaker
WS-4: Prof.Leiv Sydnes [Norway] Chair and Speaker
Prof. Wafaa Abdou [Egypt] Co-Chair and Speaker
The conference scientific program is based on the following activities:
· Plenary and Keynote distinguished lectures
· Oral and poster presentations
· Panel discussions.
· Poster presentation.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
Abstract submission is now open, the deadline August 15th.
Guidelines for Authors:
Each author is entitled to submit a one- page abstract for oral and/or poster presentation.
Abstracts should be in one page with a font size of 12 points (single line shifts) using Times New Roman font type. Abstracts should be formatted for paper size (21.59 cmx27.94 cm). Top, bottom and side margins should be 2.5 cm. The Abstract should consist of title of the Abstract (16 point type, centered, Times Roman font), the authors’ names, affiliations, mailing addresses (including email addresses, centered). All the submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference Scientific Committee that decides about the form of the presentation.
The ACRICE-1 Secretariat will inform the participants of acceptance of their oral/poster presentation by September 15, 2013. Abstracts will not be considered if the registration is not confirmed by August 31, 2013.
Plenary lectures will be of 60 minutes
(50 minutes for presentation +10 minutes for discussion)
Keynote lectures will be 30 minutes.
(25 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for discussion)
Oral presentations will be of 15 minutes
(12 minutes for presentation + 3 minutes for discussion)
Conference speakers are invited to deliver their PowerPoint presentation file to the slide points located near the registration desks one day prior to their presentation. A technician will transfer the file directly onto the computer in the particular lecture room. The speakers should be careful that the default system of presentations only supports Microsoft Windows version of PowerPoint.
Posters should be in ‘portrait’ format, 70 cm x 100 cm for maximum.
Posters will be numbered as indicated in the conference booklet Program and a corresponding numbered poster board will be available for presentation in the display area.
Date & Venue:
December 5 (Thursday) -7(Saturday), 2013
The Conference will be held in UNCC (United Nations Conference Center) in Addis Ababa as one of the African activities at the occasion of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the African Union.
UNCC is lying in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, also known as the capital city of Africa. The United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) combines architectural elegance with the very latest technology and sheer practicality to offer the ideal venue for all kinds of meetings. The UNCC is located in the UN compound on Menelik II Avenue just opposite the National Palace. It conforms to international standards.
The official language of the Conference and Pre-conference workshops is English.
Foreign participants must have a valid passport and entry visa. Visas are to be obtained from the Ethiopian consulate or embassy in their respective countries. Only Kenyans participants do not need a visa. For delegates coming from countries where Ethiopian Embassy doesn't situate, visa upon arrival will be requested upon submission of copy of passport four weeks prior to the event.
The Weather in Addis Ababa in December is normally moderate, with temperatures ranging from 25-28 High (Day Temperature), 10-15 Low (Night Temperature).
Jupiter International Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel, Yordanos Hotel, Hotel de Leopol International, Destiny Addis Hotel, Pan aroma Hotel, Edna Addis Hotel. These Hotels are near to the UNCC.
Hotels can be booked by credit card. In case you prefer not to use your credit card, the Organizing Secretariat will assist you receiving your E-mail sent to
Conference Registration Fees
Registration before June 30, 2013
Jul 1 to Aug.31, 2013
On Site Registration
Participants from Non-African Countries
Participants of African Countries that are not FASC Members
Members of Chemical Societies of FASC
Students and Ethiopian Teachers
The registration fees for active participants and accompanying persons include attendance of the opening ceremony, various social events throughout the conference (reception, sightseeing, lunches, symposium Banquet). In addition for active participants the registration fees include participation in the scientific program, workshops, conference documents, book of abstracts plus refreshments.
Payments can be made only by Bank Transfer to the following address
The Beneficiary Customer:-
A/C No. 295
Name: Federation of Africa Societies of Chemistry (FASC)
Branch: Addis Ababa – Arada Branch
P.O. Box 81/1048 Tel. +251-118100-220
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Account With Institution:-
Bank Of Abyssinia.
Tel. 0115-51 55 80
111 WALL STREET
NEW YORK, N.Y10043
ROUTING NO. ABA022000868
FAX 001 212 657 1157
NB: Please instruct your bank to send the payment instruction by MT 103
For other correspondent bank, download the attached file.
Please ensure that your name and the "Registration to ACRICE-1 2013" appear on your bank transfer order. A scanned copy of the bank receipt must be sent to the ACREICE-1 Organizing Secretariat: E- mail:
Click here for Online Registration
TOURISTIC & CULTURAL SITES:
A number of impressive geological features and man-made monuments make Ethiopia a fascinating place to visit. These striking landmarks range from waterfalls and caves, to statues and ancient monoliths that are shrouded in mystery even to this day.
The Lion of Judah Monument or Menelik II Square and Lucy’s (the earliest hominid) reside in Addis Ababa. Other popular sites in Ethiopia include the Church of St. George at Lalibela, the Axum Obelisks, the Sofa Omar Cave, and the simply awesome Blue Nile waterfalls, which have become a much photographed natural beauty spot.
The most attractive touristic and cultural sites in Addis Ababa: National Museum, the view from Entoto, Gefersa (bird watching).
The conference will organize tours to some of these sights.
The conference provides a unique opportunity for exhibition of teaching materials and other chemistry related products at the occasion of Golden Jubilee of the African Union. The estimated number of participants will be around 250-300 from African countries and the rest of the world. An exhibition of instrumentation, software, accessories, chemicals, Books and Journals is planned in connection with the Conference. You are cordially invited to participate in this first-of-its-kind big educational event in Africa.
Exhibition area/ m2 : USD 100,- (minimum area is 4 m2)
Closing date of registration for Exhibitors: November 1st 2013
Deadline for Abstract submission: August 15th, 2013
Deadline for early registration: June 30, 2013.
Deadline for normal registration: August 31, 2013.
Deadline for Exhibition registration: November 1st, 2013
Notification of acceptance of Abstracts: September 15th, 2013
Contact persons: 1. Dr. Temechegn Engida,
2. Ms. Betelehem Fetene,