PEI Team

Bola is the PEI’s communication officer, she joined us in May 2014 and is responsible for promoting our advocacy work through social media activity and assisting with events and campaigns. She has a degree in broadcast journalism and a post-graduate degree in communication, culture and society. She brings experience from working in communications for an educational development charity.

Posts by PEI Team:

10 Big Ideas for African Development

This year’s #ScienceAfrica UnConference aimed to shine a light on innovators harnessing science and tech for real social impact on the continent, and provide a safe space for people to make the contacts needed for realise their own ideas for African development. During the event, we asked attendees to share their big ideas for Africa,… Read More

Nine inspirational quotes from science & tech pioneers in Africa

Across Africa, innovations in science and technology are helping to make incredible advancements across a range of sectors from public health to agriculture. In the run up to our #ScienceAfrica UnConference on the 20th July where we will be celebrating these innovations, we’ve chosen some of our favourite inspirational quotes from leaders in science and… Read More

Seven reasons to attend the 2017 PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference

The #ScienceAfrica UnConference is the PEI’s flagship event and sees over 200 people from a variety of backgrounds come together to discuss critical issues related to scientific and technological development in Africa. This year’s event will be held under the banner of ‘Big Ideas for Africa: Celebrating the Continent’s Science and Technology Pioneers’. Here are… Read More

Five African science and technology pioneers to watch

Thursday 25th May marks Africa Day, which officially commemorates the formation of the Organisation for African Unity in 1963, now the African Union. However, Africa Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the best and brightest of Africa, and especially the science and technology pioneers working to create real impact on the continent. In no… Read More

#BigIdeasforAfrica Competition

The PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. The theme for 2017 is ‘Big Ideas for Africa: Celebrating the Continents Science and Technology Pioneers’ – we’ll be shining a light on a diverse range of individuals, research groups, academic institutions and commercial organisations driving great science, technology and… Read More

Transforming Science Education in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, my home country, was once the hub of quality education in West Africa. The Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (1827) is West Africa’s oldest university and Africa’s third oldest university after Al-Azhar University, Egypt (972AD) and University of Al-Karaouine, in Fes, Morocco (859AD). As a result, scholars from different parts of… Read More