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Five questions with Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala

This week, we were delighted to speak to Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala, CEO of Bakulu Power, and one of the speakers at our upcoming Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Renewable Energy in Africa. Lucia spoke eloquently about the lack of reliable data on energy use on the continent, the biomass production plant that Bakulu Power is… Read More

How to write a good project profile on the PEI exChange

The PEI exChange is the world’s first online matching platform for experts working in and for Africa. Based on a user-identified criteria, including countries and regions of focus, industries, skills and experience, the PEI exChange provides personalised matches with other users.     Our interactive project map feature allows users to gain exposure by showcasing their… Read More

News: The PEI exChange is here!

In working for the scientific independence of Africa, the Planet Earth Institute has always placed collaboration, cooperation and knowledge-sharing at the heart of all of our activities. Whether that’s sponsoring Phd-level research on the continent, working with stakeholders on the ground to incubate new technologies or with the policy events that we host all over… Read More

The Future of Renewable Energy in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Over two-thirds of Africa’s vast population, an estimated 600 million people, currently have no access to energy. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the average electricity grid access rate is a mere 20%. Furthermore, just seven of the continent’s countries have electricity rates that exceed 50%. Access to electricity is critical for development; it is vital in powering… Read More

10 fascinating facts about African agricultural development

Given that agriculture accounts for 60% of jobs on the continent, its importance for sustainable development in Africa cannot be overstated. As a result, there’s no better time to learn more about the real impact that agriculture has in Africa, and how science and technology are enhancing the sector. 1) The African continent has immense… Read More

Five inspirational girls and women working in science in Africa

Saturday 11th February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which advocates for the importance of achieving gender equality within the sciences. In honour of this day, we have decided to turn the spotlight on five women and girls who are making a real difference in science in Africa. 1) Jamilla Abass, M-FARM… Read More