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:

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

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

Five questions with PEI scholar, Tawseef Latona

This week, we were delighted to speak to PEI scholar, Tawseef Latona, who has recently started a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Tawseef spoke eloquently about his research, the benefits of the HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme, and his staunch belief in boosting the capacity of local… Read More

The latest, greatest scientific & technological developments in Africa

At the PEI, we’re passionate about raising awareness of the latest and most impactful scientific and technological innovations on the continent. Here’s our pick of four of the most exciting recent developments. 1) South African nanosatellites bound for launch at international space station The PEI strongly believes that investment in space science and technology is… Read More

Five questions with HE Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

This week, as part of our interview series with the shortlisted candidates for Director General of the World Health Organisation, we were fortunate to speak to HE Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia’s candidate. Dr. Tedros spoke articulately about his desire of achieving universal health care, his experience addressing a chronic shortage of health workers when he… Read More