Currently, over 600 million people on the continent have no access to energy. What’s more, the continent’s energy generation capacity is a mere 28 Gigawatts, equivalent to that of Argentina. Nevertheless, Sub-Saharan Africa harbours incredible renewable energy resources. The continent has the potential to source an additional 10 terawatts of solar energy, 1,300 gigawatts of wind… Read More
Renewable energy and access to electricity is critical for development and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Currently, over 600 million people on the continent have no access to energy, with average electricity grid access a mere 20%, and just seven countries on the continent having electrification rates exceeding 50%. Sub-Saharan Africa has access… Read More
The PEI Partners Forum is building a movement for science, technology and innovation (STI) in Africa. While other emerging regions have invested heavily in science and technology, Africa is falling behind. We believe STI must be at the heart of the African-development agenda and that business should be a key partner.Find out more about becoming a partner
Our network brings together expert views on cutting edge thought on science in Africa. Each one of them is helping us map our journey to scientific independence.
We believe scientific independence will come through higher education, technological innovation and effective international advocacy. All our projects fall under these categories.
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Our #scienceAfrica campaign is focused on pushing science, technology and innovation higher up the developmental agenda. Working with governments in Africa and beyond, as well as businesses, NGOs and the academic community, we are committed to promoting and championing the role of science. Our campaign has seen us take delegations across Africa, as well as… Read More
As part of the PEI’s work investigating how Africa’s technology boom can be applied for scientific development, we have undertaken a series of research and mapping consultations to explore the potential for pilot programmes for higher education and industry training on the continent. Our consultations have interviewed and surveyed academics and others across Africa and… Read More
Dr. Sipho Moyo, Director of Special Projects, African Development Bank was one of the speakers at our #ScienceAfrica UnConference. Here is our interview with her...
On 20th July, the Planet Earth Institute welcomed over 250 people from government, business, academia, and the civil society to our 2017 #ScienceAfrica UnConference. The event focused on the scientific and technological innovations happening in and for Africa....
Lifeline Energy explains their Big Idea for Africa: Herd talks, educational content for Africa's nomadic pastoralists....
The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) is an international NGO and charity working for the scientific independence of Africa. While other emerging regions have invested heavily in science and technology, Africa is falling behind in the race for scientific development. And we want that to change, fast.