THE AFRICAN NETWORK FOR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF PESTICIDES AND OTHER POLUTANTS
(ANCAP)

The Eleventh ANCAP Symposium and the Twelfth Summer School

10th- 13th December 2018
University of Rwanda, Kigali

University of Rwanda

INTRODUCTION

ANCAP translates to African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides and other Pollutants. The network member countries are Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. ANCAP is an NGO devoted to the study, promotion and development of the science of all aspects of chemical analysis of pesticides and other pollutants including residues, degradation rates, environment and health effects to living organisms including man. ANCAP was established in July, 2002 in Kampala, Uganda with 4 founder member countries namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Sudan and Zimbabwe joined 2 years later. In 2014 the membership was expanded to include Rwanda, Malawi and Nigeria making a total of 9. Through the generous support of International Science Program (ISP) ANCAP in its 16 year of existence has been able to implement 4 international conferences, 10 scientific symposia, 11 summer schools and 3 regional workshops. One hundred and eighty students have been supported through summer schools and exchange of students.

 

RWANDA


Rwanda Forest Rwanda, warmly known as "the land of a thousand hills" is situated in East-Central Africa, literally the heart of Africa. The country has a temperate climate, with two rainy seasons (February to April, November to January) with average temperatures ranging from 16-22 degree Celsius. Anyone visiting Rwanda will be surprised by the personal safety, peace, security and stability enjoyed by both citizens and visitors of the country. More so is the beauty of this nation with truly breathtaking green landscapes. The high altitude forests of the Virunga volcanic mountains, in northern Rwanda are home to the world’s largest number of endangered mountain gorillas that can be viewed in their natural mountain habitats at a fairly close range Gorilla



SYMPOSIUM AND SUMMER SCHOOL

 

In 2018 ANCAP will conduct a 2 days symposium followed by two days summer school as detailed below.

 

11th ANCAP symposium                    10th – 11th December, 2018

12th ANCAP summer school              12th – 13th December, 2018

 

Symposium Theme:

PESTICIDES AND OTHER POLLUTANTS EFFECTS TO THE ENVIRONMENT, FOOD SECURITY, FOOD SAFETY, AND HEALTH

 

Sub themes:

1.      General environmental pollution

2.      Environmental pollution and food safety

3.      Pesticides and pesticide pollution

4.      Water, soil and air pollution


SUMMER SCHOOL TOPICS

 

1. Environmental Analysis: Techniques and Sample Preparation Methods
2. Heavy Metals Pollution: Analysis and Toxicology


LANGUAGE 

 

The official language of the Symposium and the summer school will be English

 

ABSTRACTS

Please send an abstract stating clearly whether it is an oral or poster presentation, before 15th November, 2018 to cmgina@yahoo.com and copy to avitimmochi@gmail.com

 

REGISTRATION

 

Registration form can be downloaded from the link below and sent to cmgina@yahoo.com

Registration form

The registration fees for the symposium will be paid in cash in at the registration desk on the first day in any major currency and also Rwandese Francs equivalent US$ as detailed below:

Scientists - 200 US$

Students – 150 US$

Summer School participants – 150 US$

Registration will cover lunches, tea breaks and conference materials.


ACCOMMODATION AND RESERVATION

Kigali has a variety of hotels with a wide range of prices from 30 to 150 US$. Please contact the local organizing committee for assistance making reservations.


TRAVEL AND VISA INFORMATION

 
Kigali can be accessed through the Kigali International Airport (Airport code KGL) and land borders. please arrange with the hotel or your travel agent for airport transfers.
Nationals of all countries can receive visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders.

Please click here to view the communiqué on new visa regime

https://www.migration.gov.rw/index.php?id=13

 

SOCIAL PROGRAMME


Rwanda Dance
Peacefully nestled along picturesque hilltops, Kigali is a thriving African city immediately notable for its cleanliness, orderliness, and hospitality. Kigali is conveniently located in the geographic center of the country. The city is clean and safe, with extremely welcoming people. Participants will enjoy exploring the great cultural activities  including several award-winning museums, burgeoning music scenes, and some of East Africa’s most memorable dining experiences. Kigali


ORGANIZERS

Local Organizing Committee

Chairman-                    Dr. Theoneste Muhizi (tmuhizi66@gmail.com)
 Vice Chairman -          Dr. Jean Ntaganda

Secretary-                     Mr. Elisee Gashugi
Assistant Secretary -   Mr. Ephrem Habumugisha

Treasurer –                   Dr. Gratien Habarurema

Members-                     Mr. Adrien Rutikanga
                                        Dr. Jean Pierre Nkurunziza
                                        Dr. Jean Bernard Ndayambaje

                                        Mr. Janvier Habinshuti
                                        Dr. Jean Nepo Hakizimana

Regional Organizing Committee

Chairman –                           Dr. Aviti Mmochi (avitimmochi@gmail)

Secretary –                           Dr. Regina Peter

Treasurer –                           Dr. John Mahugija

Program Officer –                Dr. Clarence Mgina (cmgina@yahoo.com)

Members-                             Prof. Shem Wandiga- Kenya

                                                Prof. Mark Zaranyika – Zimbabwe

                                                Prof. Rufus Sha’Ato- Nigeria

                                                Prof. Negusie Megersa - Ethiopia

                                                Prof. Nabil Bashir – Sudan.

                                                Dr. Fikira Kimbokota - Tanzania