Hosted by Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng We are witnessing Africa’s moment. Our economies are growing faster than any other continent in the world, with the Africa Regional Economic Outlook now projecting 5.75 per cent growth in 2015. At the same time, however, intra-African trade remains weak. Furthermore, despite minor improvements in the recent years,… Read More
On May 28, the African Development Bank’s Board of Directors will appoint their new president who will hopefully build upon the legacy of outgoing president, Donald Kaberuka. In the last couple of weeks, we have been fortunate to interview four candidates for the presidency of the AfDB, and we will publish the transcripts in the… 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
We believe scientific independence will come through higher education, technological innovation and effective international advocacy. All our projects fall under these categories.
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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.