Since its inception in Kampala, Uganda in 2002, ANCAP has had a major  impact in the pesticide research and human resource capacity and capability building in the Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Region by effecting the following, among others: four Intenational Conferences, three Regional Scientific Workshops, 9 Summer Schools:


International Conferences:

1.     ANCAP Inaugural Conference, August 2004, Arusha, Tanzania

2.     ANCAP-SETAC “International Conference on The Use of Pesticides in Developing Countries”, October 2006, Arusha, Tanzania

3.     1st African Congress on Pesticide and Toxicology Sciences, Wad Medani, Sudan, November 2008

4.     SETAC=ANCAP “International Conference on Environmental Pollution in Africa”, Kampala, Uganda, November 2009


Regional Scientific Workshops

   i.         Regional Workshop on DDT – ”Is DDT the Only Solution to Malaria in Africa?” (Kampala 2004)

   ii.         Regional Workshop on the Ecotoxicological Monitoring and Control of Agrochemicals in the West Indian Ocean Region, Zanzibar, February 2005

  iii.         Regional Training Workshop on Risk Assessment of Agrochemicals in the West Indian Ocean Region, Zanzibar,  November 2005

     Summer Schools

        Kampala, 1st, 4th , 8th  (2002, 2005, 2009, respectively)

        Nairobi, 2nd  (2003) and

        Arusha, 3rd and 5th,  (2004 and, 2006, respectively),

        Gaborone, 6th  (in collaboration with SEANAC, 2007),

        Wad Medani, 7th  (Sudan, 2008)

        and Zanzibar, 9th  in 2010.

All activities were well attended and were acclaimed by stakeholders to have been very successful.


The Summer Schools in particular have benefitted over 150 young scientists from the following 15 African countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This year ANCAP is organising not an international conference, but a Regional Scientific Symposium.


Objetives of the Symposium

The symposium will primarily be for the network members and other key stakeholders to deliberate on the network's research strategies and plans for the future. There shall be oral presentations and research plans especially by young researchers as we have a crop of so many young PhDs who need guidance on how to conduct chemical research under the most demanding conditions in Africa where resources, especially research funds and equipment and even diversity of expertise is limited. Since many of the new PhDs have done part of their studies abroad where equipment and grants are already pre-arranged, they get “rude shocks” on coming back to their home laboratories, only to greatly miss the equipment, chemicals and money for research.


One of the main objectives of the Symposium is to offer guidance to these young scientists on how to solicit for research grants and other resources, exposure to regional networking and resource sharing, among many others. The regional networking approach in pesticides research offers many opportunities, among which are the facilitating of the regional optimal use of laboratory equipment and other resources available. Thus during the symposium, researchers, young scientists and pertinent  stakeholders in the Eastern and  Central Africa Region will exchange experiences, research results, technological advances, and future plans on all aspects pesticide environmental chemistry and toxicology; use, GAPs, including residue analysis, chemodynamics, environmental pollution, modelling; and mitigation; public health protection, toxicology, risk assessment, and quality control. Concurrently the experts will discuss the practical problems and possible solutions of those problems associated with pesticide research in the region - from the inadequate knowledge and extension services on the use of pesticides to the presence of excessive residues in foodstuffs and the requisite analyses for international trade.


The Venue

Mazsons Hotel is one of Zanzibar Island's most historic accommodations. In 1999, the hotel was a recipient of the 24th International award for Tourist, Hotel and Catering industry, presented in Madrid, Spain. From a historical perspective of the structure, available records show that a wealthy Arab known as Said bin Dhanin constructed Mazsons Hotel Building most probably around the middle of the 19th Century. The building was officially registered in 1894 during the reign of Seyyid Hamed bin Thuwein. It was during this year that Zanzibar came under British Administration.


“Zanzibar, The Spice Isle” – ‘The isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give delight': William Shakespeare, The Tempest.

For centuries past, cardamom, clove and cinnamon culled from the fabled spice gardens of the enchanted island of Zanzibar have been prized by sultans and princes alike. Now you can pick them for yourself on a spice tour that takes you from the winding alleys, carved doors and cool courtyards of Stone Town, through the slave caches of the coral bays, past the blue-domed bath-houses of long dead sultans and out onto the silver and blue ribbons of Zanzibar's perfect beaches.


To enter the world of Zanzibar is to step through the looking glass into the world of a thousand and one nights and black eyes that smile from behind deep veils. There's a House of Wonders and a street of food, a Palace Museum, an ancient slave market, an age-old fort, a ruined harem and the house where Dr Livingstone once lived.There are Red Colobus Monkeys and dolphins and a bright tapestry of Arab, African and Swahili culture, folklore and cuisine that are as mesmeric as myth. There's also a wide selection of wonderful hotels, wide-open beaches and all the facilities that you could possible require.


Local Organising Committee


Prof. M.A. Kishimba




Dr. A.J. Mmochi

Dr. J.A.M. Marco


Dr. M. Shalli


Dr. P. Y.N. Joseph

Mr. A. Kitalika

Mr. G. Malisa

Mr. L. Mwamtobe

Regional Advisory Board

Prof. Shem O. Wandiga - Kenya

Prof. Nabil Bashir - Sudan

Prof. Bernard Kiremire - Uganda

Prof. Geoffrey Kamau - Kenya

Prof. Mark F. Zaranyika - Zimbabwe

Prof. Negussie Megersa - Ethiopia


The official language of the conference shall be English.


Call for Papers

Abstracts showing title, author and affiliation should be submitted electronically (e-mail attachment) to the contacts listed below by August 31st, 2011.



Interested participants are requested to downlad and fill the pre-registration form below and return it preferably electronically to the secretary.

Pre-egistration form


Registration Fee

The registration fee is US$ 200, students US$ 100.


Hotel accommodation is available in various hotels in town and ranges between 25 and 500 US$. Participants may request the organisers to help in making reservations


  • Solicitation of Research Grants in Africa
  • Regional Networking
  • Pesticide residue analysis
  • Chemodynamics
  • State of the Art and Low-tech (cheap) analytical methods
  • Impacts on environment, public health and wildlife
  • Analytical technologies and cyber chemistry
  • MRLs and international trade
  • Eco-toxicology

Š       POP- and obsolete pesticides

Š       Radiotracer and radio assay nuclear techniques in chemodynamics and bio tracer studies

Š       Quality Assurance/control measures in organic micro pollutants



For further information please contact:

Prof. M.A. Kishimba1

Dr. A.J. Mmochi2





+255 787 110388

+255 786 477200








1Chemistry Department, University of Dar es Salaam, P.O. Box 35061

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam, P.O. Box 668,

Zanzibar, Tanzania