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:

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

Five questions with Dr. Robert Mwanga and Dr. Jan Low

  Following our Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Agriculture of Africa, we were delighted to speak to Dr. Robert Mwanga, one of the event’s speakers, as well Sweet Potato Breeder at the International Potato Center and 2016 winner of the World Food Prize, and Dr. Jan Low, co-winner of the 2016 World Food Prize… Read More

Five questions with Marie Haga

In the lead up to our Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Agriculture in Africa, we were delighted to speak to one of our speakers, Marie Haga, Executive Director of the Crop Trust. Ms. Haga gave a fascinating overview of the Crop Trust’s activities, as well as the exciting drought–resistant crop varieties that are helping… 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