31st July 2015

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda



The symposium was conducted on the last day of the 11th ANCAP summer school (31st July 2015) and it was a special research forum in memory of the Late Prof. Michael Kishimba  (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) and Prof. Bernard Kiremire (Makerere University, Uganda). Professors Kishimba and Kiremire were among the founders of ANCAP. During the session postgraduate students had the opportunity to present their research activities and findings in a forum in honour of the late professors for their enormous contributions in the fields of pesticides analysis and prosperity of ANCAP.

The symposium included 32 participants from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

An inspiring key note speech titled “Celebrating the Lives and Times of Prof. Kiremire and Prof. Kishimba” was presented by Prof. Wandiga. A total of eleven papers were presented and discussed during the symposium. The papers covered different aspects of chemistry research conducted in the respective countries including environmental assessment of the pesticides, persistent organic pollutants and other organic contaminants (e.g. analysis of residues, degradation studies, and modelling), heavy metals, organic synthesis, green chemistry, and material chemistry. Each forum presentation was given 15 min followed by 5 min of questions and comments. The presentations were evaluated by a team of five judges that comprised experts from the University of Florida, University of Dar es Salaam and Makerere University.

The first three winners were awarded prizes by Prof. Nkedi-Kizza as follows:

1.      Ms. Ruth Mbabazi (Uganda)-First Winner (Best): US Dollars 250, plus a certificate of recognition.

2.      Mr. Pamhidzai Dzomba (Zimbabwe)-Second Winner: US Dollars 150, plus a certificate of recognition.

3.      Ms. Maurine A. Otieno (Kenya)-Third Winner: US Dollars 100, plus a certificate of recognition.

The symposium was crowned by award of certificates of participation in the workshop, certificates of appreciation to the sponsors (ANCAP and Prof. Nkedi-Kizza) and a farewell party to the participants.



The ANCAP organizing committee highly acknowledges IPICS-ISP Sweden for financial support which enabled organizing and facilitating the workshop and symposium as well as providing sponsorship to participants and facilitators.


Programme for the Symposium

​ 08:00 - 08:30


08:30 - 10:00

​Opening Session

-          Welcome Remarks by Chair Organising committee- Dr Wasswa

-          Remarks by Prof P. Nkedi-Kizza

-          Remarks by Executive Secretary ANCAP - Dr Mahugija

-          Remarks by Head Chemistry

-          Remarks by Principal CONAS

-          Key Note Speech by the Prof Wandiga

-          Group photograph

​10:00 - 10:20

Coffee Break

10:20 – 10:40



10:40 – 11:00



11:20 – 11:40




11:20 – 12:00





12:00 – 12:20




12:20 – 12:40

Effect of some profession on the lead levels of Male urine in Wad-Medani

 Sudan. Marwa M. E. Eltohami University of Gezira, Wad-Medani, Sudan


Quantitative risk assessment of organochlorine pesticide residues in Tomatoes and Carrots in central markets in Uganda. Kigozi Moses Busitema University


Synthesis and Characterization of Stereo Specific Polypeptide Based Hydrogel For Biomedical Application. Ambama Fabious Karls, Makerere University- Uganda


An  Assessment of  Possible Health  Risks  of  Using  DDT  And Farmers’  Perception  Towards  Toxicity  of  Pesticides  Used  on KHAT (Catha Edulis): In Haromaya Woreda, Ethiopia. Abdulaziz Mohammed Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


Evaluating and Modeling of Equilibrium Adsorption Isotherms Data of Various Pesticides For Kamaus’ Model J. Kamau, University of Nairobi, Kenya


Performance Evaluation of a Post-Harvest Cooling Unit Based on Renewable Materials. Mulindwa Patrick, Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

​12:40 - 14:00

Lunch Break

​14:00 - 14:20




14:20 - 14:40

14:40 - 15:00



15:00 - 15:20




15:20 - 15:40



15:40 - 16:00

A Comparative Assessment of Acid-Catalysed Hydrolysis of Hemicellulose for Furfural Production from the Husks of Nerica Rice Species. Mbabazi Ruth, Makerere University


Measurement and Source Apportionment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sediments from the Uganda Side of Lake Victoria Shores

Kerebba Nasifu, Makerere University


Water Purification Using Clay Impregnated With N-Doped Titanium Dioxide - Case Study of Lake Victoria Basin- Homa Bay County. Otieno Maurine Atieno, University of Nairobi


Old and new Persistent Organic Pollutants status and Management in Rwanda. Jean Bosco Nkuranga, University of Rwanda  


Speciation and degradation of chlortetracycline in the aquatic environment: characterization in terms of a linear rate law. P. Dzomba, University of Zimbabwe

​ 16:00 – 16:30

​Health Break

   16:30 – 17.00



Presentation of the awards

Closing Remarks by the Dean School of Physical Sciences (Representative)

Cocktail at Makerere University Guest House