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6th SETAC Africa Conference

9/2/2013 to 9/3/2013
When: 9/2/2013
Where: Intercontinental Hotel
Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia

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6th SETAC Africa Conference

21st Century Africa and Beyond–Balancing Economic Growth Opportunities With Environmental Sustainability
2–3 September 2013, Lusaka, Zambia

Download meeting program.

Important Deadlines
Abstract Submission
Short Courses

Keynote Speakers
Conference Registration
Meeting Organisation


We gratefully acknowledge the support offered by Rio Tinto.


Important Deadlines

30 April: Session Proposals
1 August: Abstract submission *** Extended deadline ***
10 August: Early registration * * * Extended deadline * * *
20 August: Advance registration
2 September: Onsite registration


Abstract submission is now closed.

  • Environmental Regulation of chemicals in Africa
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Soil and water pollutants’ assessment, monitoring and remediation
  • Monitoring, fate, transport and effects of agricultural and aquaculture chemicals
  • Environmental and public health effect of environmental pollution, waste generation and management in Africa
  • Fate and effects of pesticides in the African environment
  • Nanotechnology and the environment
  • Environmental fate and ecotoxicity of petroleum
  • Sustainable use of pesticides
  • Aquatic biomass for clean environment and clean bio-fuel
  • Ecotoxicological effects in tropical environments
  • Environmental contamination and climate change
  • Chemicals in the Environment: Computer databases and prediction tools
  • Applications of ecosystem services in developing countries
  • Mining and metal contamination
  • Mercury pollution and effects

Presenters are strongly advised to check the presentation guidelines (for posters as well as for oral presentations).

Short Courses

  1. Higher-tier risk assessment tools: Species sensitivity distributions and model ecosystems?| Michiel Daam
  2. Computer-based methods in toxicology| Barry Hardy, Director Douglas Connect
  3. Microalgae for wastewater treatment: A prospective approach for clean environment and renewable energy | Mohammed Ismail Abdel-Hamid, University of Mansoura , Applied Phycology and Water Quality, Egypt
  4. Wastewater microalgae identification and application | Patricia Harvey, University of Greenwich, UK; Keith Cowan, Rhodes University South Africa; Blahos Marsalek, Masaryk University Brno; and Mohammed Hamid, University of Mansoura, Egypt
  5. Ecosystem services and its application in environmental risk assessment | Silke Bollmohr, HAMANA
  6. Summer School (4-5 days prior or after the conference) organised by ANCAP on Bioassays, Bioindicators & Biomarkers

Click here for more information and registration fees on short courses.

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    Keynote Speakers

    Coming soon.

    Conference Registration

    Everyone who intends to come to the conference is required to do a pre-registration during abstract submission. Conference and short course registration fee should preferably be paid in advance online where possible. In countries where online payment is not possible please contact either the respective regional manager (see table below) who will give directions on how to send the fee in local currency or the treasurer.

    Regional ManagerRegion RepresentedCountry of Residence
    Prof Mohammad Abdel-HamidNorthern AfricaEgypt
    Prof Mathew M. NindiSouthern AfricaSouth Africa
    Dr John WasswaEastern AfricaUganda
    Prof Ikechukwu N. E. OnwurahWestern/Central AfricaNigeria
    Aviti MmochiTreasurerTanzania

    Conference Fees

    Early registration fees - fees valid if registered and paid before 10 August

    SETAC membersnon-members
    HIC - regular380 $520 $
    HIC - student160 $200 $
    MIC - regular150 $ 205 $
    MIC - student100 $130 $
    LIC - regular100 $125 $
    LIC - student50 $70 $

    Late registration fees - fees valid if registered and paid as of 11 August

    SETAC membersnon-members
    HIC - regular475 $615 $
    HIC - student200 $240 $
    MIC - regular190 $ 245 $
    MIC - student125 $155 $
    LIC - regular125 $150 $
    LIC - student65 $85 $


    Registration is now closed. New delegates can still register on site at the meeting.

    Payment Policy

    • Per attendee, one registration form should be completed.
    • Registrations are non-transferable.
    • Payment options:
    1. Can be done by credit card (details of the card can be submitted during the online registration or sent by fax to the SETAC office in Brussels to the fax number +32 2 770 53 86).
    2. By bank transfer (mind the deadlines, it takes several days to reach the SETAC bank account!).
    3. Or cash onsite in Lusaka, Zambia.
    4. Cheques will not be accepted.
    • Payment terms:

      In order to be eligible for the early registration fees, the participant:
      - must be registered by 10 August 2013 and
      - the payment MUST be received by 10 August 2013. If payment is received after this date, the increased fees are due.
    • In case you have not received a receipt from SETAC before the conference date we kindly ask you to bring proof of payment to the meeting. If no payment was received and no proof of payment can be shown, the registration fee MUST be paid on site.
    • After 20 August 2013, only onsite registration is possible.

    • Cancellation terms:
    1. If you cancel your registration by 10 August 2013, a cancellation fee of $ 50 will be charged.
    2. In case of refund after a cancellation, 50 $ will be deducted from the already paid amount.
    3. Cancellations must be received in writing by mail or fax to the SETAC office in Brussels. (email: setaceu@setac.org, fax: 0032 (0)2 770 53 86)
    4. No refunds will be made for any reason for (partial) cancellations received after 10 August 2013. If you cancel your registration after the cancellation deadline but have not paid yet, the outstanding amount will still be due.
    5. SETAC Europe reserves the right to cancel any events due to unforeseen circumstances. In case of event cancellations by SETAC, a refund of the full event fee will be done.
    6. After the meeting:
      For delegates who did not show up at the meeting:
      - if the fees were not paid yet, the outstanding amount will still be due.
      - if the full conference fee was paid in advance, delegate materials can be received upon request.
    7. Per reminder that needs to be sent, an administrative cost of 25 $ will be added to your invoice.

    Meeting Organisation

    SETAC Africa

    Patricia Bi Asanga Fai, Acting President
    Silke Bolmohr, General Secretary
    Aviti Mmochi, Treasurer
    Randal Albertus, Council member
    Placid Tankie, Administrative staff

    Local Organising Committee

    Onesmus Munyati, Chair, University of Zambia
    Samuel .F. Banda, Vice Chair, University of Zambia
    Paul Mulenga, National Institute for Scientific Research
    Henry Njapau, National Institute for Scientific Research
    David Kapindula, Zambia Environmental Management Authority
    Concillia Monde, Zambia

    Financial Committee

    Randal Albertus, Chair, Sasol Technology (Pty) Limited, Sasolburg, South Africa
    Aviti Mmochi, Institute of Marine Sciences, Zanzibar, Tanzania
    Kalumbu Malekani, Smithers Viscient, USA
    Onesmus Munyati, Zambia
    Paul Mulenga, Zambia
    Alétia Chapman, South Africa

    Scientific Committee

    Silke Bolmohr, Chair, HAMANA, South Africa
    Barry Hardy, Douglas Connect, Switzerland
    Derek Muir, Environment Canada, Canada
    Fotio Daniel, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Cameroon
    Kaampwe Muzanda, University of Zambia, Zambia
    Lorraine Maltby, University of Sheffield, UK
    Malekani Kalumbu, Smithers Viscient, Boston, USA
    Michiel Daam, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
    Norbert Scholz, Evonik Industries AG, Germany
    Olubayo Akinson, Nigeria
    Otitoju Olawale, University Wukari, Nigeria
    Paul van den Brink, Alterra and Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Phillip Judson, Chemical and Bioactivity Information Centre, UK
    Samuel F Banda, University of Zambia, Zambia

    About Lusaka

    More information on Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.
    More information on VISA requirements to travel to Zambia.


    We have block booking at the following hotels

    1. Conference venue – Intercontinental Hotel
      40 Twin rooms + Internet $ 195/night
      60 Deluxe rooms + Internet $ 166/night
      Shuttle service $ 80
      Note: The twin rooms allow for double occupancy
      Payment Details:
      Account Name:Marasa Holding – Hotel Intercontinental Lusaka
      Bank: Stanbic Bank (Z) Ltd
      Branch: Woodgate House,Cairo Road
      Account Number : 0240031288400 (US) Swift Code : SBICZMLX
    2. Taj Pamodzi Hotel
      70 Executive single room $ 195/night
      Airport transfer $ 20
      Entry to Health Club $ SPA
    3. Commonwealth Youth Centre
      $ 60/night
    4. Other alternative accommodation will be advised in due course.
    5. To enjoy/receive the special discounted rates for the conference, the bookings must be made via the following email addresses, clearly mentioning SETAC Africa:
      - sharon.hamalala@ihg.com
      - reservations.iclusaka@ihg.com

    Tours & Social Activities

    1. Tour packages are attached. Delegates may contact directly the tour operators on other possibilities/desires. Contact person: Sue Rickens, email: reservations@fabulouszambia.com.
    2. The Hotel will arrange for a social cultural experience(s) during the conference period at the Hotel for the delegates.

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