Building on our first ever UnConference last year, we are now looking to host a follow up this October, final date to be confirmed soon. Similar to last year, it will be a day of interaction and an opportunity for all those passionate about African science, including academics, politicians, policy-makers, the media, student and advocacy… Read More
Following our visit to Dakar, Senegal last month for the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology’ Conference hosted by the World Bank and Government of Senegal, the World Bank publishes an overview of the partnership agreement that leaders and delegates from 12 African countries agreed to in order to build engineering, scientific and technical skills for Africa’s… Read More
We’re delighted to host a guest blog from Jessica Romo, currently Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator for SciDev.Net, who has managed a series of STI focus groups and workshops in Africa and across the world. This blog is based on focus groups I organised for SciDev.Net (an NGO specialising in science communication), particularly those in Africa, which are part… Read More
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The Centre of Excellence in Science for Sustainability in Africa (CESSAF) is a new PhD facility in Luanda, Angola, based at Agostinho Neto University . The first of its kind, CESSAF will focus on teaching and research in applied science for sustainability in Angola and throughout sub- Saharan Africa. CESSAF is the result of a unique… 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
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 this year has seen us take delegations across Africa, as… Read More
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.