The PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever! Join us for an interactive day of high-level presentations, table working groups and participant-led workshops as we celebrate all those individuals, research groups, commercial organisations and academic institutions driving scientific and technological advancement in and for the continent. Africa and… Read More
This week, our chairman, the Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng, discussed the creation of the PEI exChange with Georgie Ndirangu of CNBC Africa. You can watch the clip here. Planet Earth unveils first online matching platform for African development
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.
If you want to share your project, upload it to our #scienceAfrica map.
Launched in 2016, the “Her Excellency Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme” awards PhD research grants in five key areas critical to the sustainable development of Mauritius and the African continent: energy; water and sanitation; agri-business; health; blue skies research. The grants cover the cost of research and academic fees, a student living stipend, travel… Read More
The PEI Foundation was delighted to announce our first initiative in Mauritius, the Science and Technology Enrolment Programme (STEP), which began on February 29th at Le Bocage, a leading international school. With the support of HE President Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, STEP is an educational programme designed to deliver interactive study days in Mauritian schools, with the ultimate… Read More
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
Lifeline Energy explains their Big Idea for Africa: Herd talks, educational content for Africa's nomadic pastoralists....
On 4th July, the Planet Earth Institute held a Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Public Health at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London....
My big idea for Africa is to set up a global alternative to the World Health Organization and make information more available to tackle health emergencies....
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.