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Five questions with Ana Hajduka

Last week, we interviewed Ana Hajduka, CEO of Africa GreenCo, and a speaker at our Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Renewable Energy in Africa. Ana discussed the problems with financing energy in Africa, spoke passionately about the urgent need for blended finance, and Africa GreenCo’s mission. 1) What are the problems with existing financing models… Read More

6 women working in tech in Africa

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’ve decided to highlight six outstanding women working in cutting-edge tech in and for Africa. 1) Dr. Aisha Walcott-Bryant, Research Scientist, IBM Research-Africa Originally from the US, Dr. Walcott-Bryant is now based in Nairobi, Kenya where she works as a Research Scientist for our longstanding Partner, IBM Research-Africa. Her… Read More

Great Projects on the PEI exChange

One of the PEI exChange’s standout features is our interactive Projects Map, which shows exciting initiatives and programmes happening across Africa. In no particular order, here are four fantastic projects.   Better Globe Forestry   Since 2004, Better Globe Forestry Ltd (BGF) has been fighting poverty through sustainable tree-planting programmes in Kenya. The organisation promotes massive tree-planting… Read More

Water in Africa

Clean and safe water is crucial to achieving sustainable and inclusive development in Africa. Learn more about this area, as well as the innovative new technologies enhancing access to water on the continent. With over 66% of Sub-Saharan Africa classified as arid or semi-arid, almost 50% of the region’s population live in a water-scarce environment…. Read More

Key takeaways from the Brookings Foresight Africa 2018 report

Every year, leading international think tank, The Brookings Institution publishes Foresight Africa, a report that sets out key development priorities for the continent. Here are our top take aways from the report. 1) 50% of African economies will experience impressive economic growth in 2018 According to Dr. Brahima S. Coulibaly, Director of the Africa Growth… Read More

Top five upcoming international development events

Keen to refresh your knowledge of African and international development issues and network? In no particular order, here are five upcoming events that will help you do just that! 1) Measuring the hard to measure in development Date: 16th January 2018 Time: 16:00 – 17:30 Location: Overseas Development Institute and streamed online 203 Blackfriars Road… Read More

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