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GreenChemAfrica 2024

African Training School on Green Chemistry and Environmental Sustainability

Benguerir from 21st to 27th April 2024

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GreenChemAfrica 2024


Application for the African Training School on Green Chemistry And Environmental Sustainability (GreenChemAfrica) is open now. We invite top-ranked African students, early career researchers, and professionals to participate in this cutting-edge educational initiative in Africa. GreenChemAfrica is a unique week-long experience offering an invaluable opportunity to be in a real contact with the world’s most renowned and authoritative scientists in the field of green chemistry and environmental sustainability.

Description of the event

GreenChemAfrica offers the African continent a world-class educational experience which, through its flexibility, will allow to follow and stay up to date with the latest advances in the field of green chemistry. The first edition of GreenChemAfrica will be held at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir – Morocco from 21st to 27th April 2024. This event will welcome passionate and enthusiastic students, early career researchers, and professionals from various countries across Africa. The official language of the training school is English.

During this week-long program, selected candidates will engage in a series of activities, including lectures delivered by world-renowned and distinguished scientists and industry experts in the field of sustainable chemistry and hands-on projects. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to create networks, discuss their research and raise their daily life challenges related to chemistry, and hold discussions during the open sessions. The experience is pivotal in developing life-long green chemistry champions.

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Empowering Sustainable Chemistry Leaders

The objectives of GreenChemAfrica 2024 are centered on cultivating a deep understanding and commitment to green chemistry among early career scientists and industrial professionals. The program aims to:

Elevate the understanding of green chemistry’s role in shaping a sustainable global economy and society.

Instruct participants in the core principles of sustainability in chemical processes.

Equip attendees with sophisticated skills for applying green chemistry and clean processes in research and educational endeavors.

Strengthen the capabilities of professionals and future leaders in integrating sustainability into innovation management.

Foster a generation of dedicated advocates for green chemistry, committed to lifelong learning and teaching in this critical field.

Learning Content

The courses at GreenChemAfrica 2024 encompass a broad range of topics in green chemistry, aimed at promoting sustainable practices in chemical sciences. Key areas include:


John Warner

President WarnerBabcock Institute, USA

Mary M. Kirchhoff

American Chemical Society (Retired)
Professor, BOKU, Austria
Senior Professor and Institute Director
University of York and Fudan University
Professor, Chair of Inorganic Molecular Chemistry, TU Dresden, Germany
Professor, Canada Research Chair of Green Chemistry, Queen’s University, Canada
Professor, University of Bologna, Italy
Dr.-Ing., Associate Professor, Sichuan University, P. R. China
Lead Science and Technology Associate, LIST – Luxembourg
Adjunct Professor, International University of Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire
Research Director CNRS, University Montpellier, France
Professor, Director SUSMAT-RC, UM6P
Professor of Green Chemistry Education, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence University of York
Professor, Director of URD ABI, France

Detailled Program

Dive into Green Chemistry and Environmental Sustainability with us at GreenChemAfrica 2024, Benguerir, April 21-27. Unlock workshops, keynotes, and more in our detailed program. Start shaping a sustainable future today.

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The GreenChemAfrica is open to scientists and industrials. The applicants need to check their eligibility depending on their current position:

PhD Students

  • Must have completed a master’s degree in Organic/Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Materials Science, or related field.
  • Must be registered as full-time at 3rd or 4th year PhD program at an eligible Moroccan institution or accredited African University or freshly graduated (no more than one year prior to GreenChemAfrica start date).
  • Be fluent in English


  • Must have postdoctoral status at an accredited Moroccan/African institution.
  • Must not exceed three years in their postdoctoral status, from the date of graduation from PhD program.
  • Be fluent in English

Early Career Professors

  • Holding a faculty position at Moroccan/African institutions for no more than three years.
  • Be eligible to supervise graduate students.
  • May apply if their date of appointment is no more than five years prior to GreenChemAfrica start date
  • Be fluent in English

Industry Professionals

  • Must hold at least an engineering degree with a background in chemistry
  • Must be employee by an industrial company
  • Be fluent in English

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CET, January 31, 2024

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 14, 2024

Payments are due by 11:59 p.m. CET, March 15, 2024


Participant* Fees
PhD Students, Postgraduates, Early Career Professors Fellowships will be granted for selected candidates
Industry Professionals to be communicated later

Application Package

The applicants need to submit the following in the online application portal:

An updated curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé. The document should include your current affiliation and contact information.

Transcripts of graduate-level coursework (apply only to Ph.D. students)

Two reference letters from your faculty, research, or industrial advisors

An extended statement of purpose (2 pages) addressing the following questions:

  • How will your skills or qualities benefit this program?
  • Clearly state why you are interested in this training school program.
  • What are the challenges (key-questions) you expect to solve or mitigate (answer) by participating in this program?
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Educational committee

Youssef Habibi

Professor, Director SUSMAT-RC, UM6P

Mary M. Kirchhoff

American Chemical Society (Retired)

Gleen Hurst

Professor of Green Chemistry Education, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence University of York

Widad Bouab

Professor, Cadi Ayyad University

Ahmed Lagrouri

Adjunct Professor, International University of Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast

Jane E. Wissinger

Professor, University of Minnesota, USA

Organizing committee

Prof. Youssef Habibi

Prof. Hamid Kaddami

Prof. Sylvain Caillol

Prof. Driss Cherqaoui

Assist. Prof. Saloua Fertahi

Assist. Prof. Imane Bjij

Assist. Prof. Larbi Oularbi

Assist. Prof. Fatima-Zahra Azar

Dr Abdelhaq Benkaddour

Ms Manal Outtaouchi

Ms Bouchra Lyassaai

Ms Sara Benhaida


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