In November 2014, our Africa Data Challenge invited innovators from around the world to pitch their ideas for data-led projects on the continent. Projects were unlimited in scope and focus, but needed to have a practical, human application and be delivered through 2015. From hundreds of entries, we chose two winners: TReND in Africa and Mary Olushoga of the… Read More
We’ve just come back from a highly successful trip to Angola. We were delighted to meet with Professor Orlando da Mata, the Rector of Universidade Agostinho Neto (UAN), a good friend of the PEI and a strong supporter of our work, to discuss current and future areas of collaboration. UAN is renowned for the quality… 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
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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.