Technologist Mariéme Jamme leads our session on the role of technology in Africa’s scientific development. Mariéme Jamme, recently named as one of Africa’s 20 Young Power Women in Forbes magazine, spoke on the expanding role of technology in the development of science, education and key skills in Africa. Read and watch her latest interview on… Read More
This week, our Chairman, Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, will speak alongside HE Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, at a World Bank High-Level Forum on Higher Education for Science, Technology and Innovation. In collaboration with the World Bank, H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, will host an upcoming forum on the theme Higher Education for Science, Technology and… Read More
This week we speak with Prof. Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), based in Trieste, Italy. Previously Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Scientific Research in Rwanda, Professor Murenzi contributed significantly to the modernisation of the education system in the country, expanding its scientific and technological capacity. Question 1: Professor… 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.