The PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference series is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever! Over 150 delegates from business, academia and policy will come together for a day of exciting and interactive high-level panel discussions, focus groups and participant-led workshops. The PEI passionately believes that for-profit businesses can and should play a key… Read More
We’re delighted to announce that the recently appointed President of Mauritius, Her Excellency Dr (Mrs) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, G.C.S.K., C.S.K, will give the opening address at our #ScienceAfrica UnConference on July 21. Before her accession to President at the beginning of this month, Dr Gurib-Fakim was a distinguished scientist and entrepreneur. Passionate about chemistry from a… 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.
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.