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
On the 29th March, the PEI held an Africa Breakfast Club meeting, which focused on the UK-Africa Trade Relationship, post-Brexit. Featuring a keynote presentation from the Rt Hon Greg Hands, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, our guests included African Heads of Mission, senior diplomats, and high-level representatives from the private sector and UK… 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.
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
On the 15th of March 2017 the Planet Earth Institute put the spotlight on the Future of Agriculture in Africa. Agriculture is at the heart of African development. It employs more than 65% of the continent’s population and contributes more than 32% GDP to its economies. At the Spotlight seminar, we have celebrated...
We are extremely proud to announce that PEI scholar, Tawseef Latona, will study a PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Cape Town. Here is the interview!...
On 14th September 2016, the PEI welcomed over 170 delegates from academia, business, government, NGOs and the broader civil society to Kensington Town Hall for a day of high-level panels, debates and interactive workshops. This year's UnConference focused on empowering Africa's next generation of scientific leaders...
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.