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Four amazing advancements in science and technology in Africa

At the PEI, we want to shine a light on outstanding scientific, technological and commercial innovation happening in and for Africa. In no particular order, here are four news stories that illustrate how innovators are harnessing science and technology for real impact on the continent.  1) South African company empowers ‘green entrepreneurs’ South Africa has one… Read More

10 fascinating facts about energy in Africa

Clean and sustainable energy is crucial for development. However, currently, average electricity grid access across Africa is a mere 20%. What’s more, a mere seven African countries have electrification rates that exceed 50%. As a result, there’s no better time to learn about the challenges and opportunities in enhancing access to energy in Africa, and… Read More

Five questions with Prof. Kelly Chibale

This week, we were fortunate to catch up with Professor Kelly Chibale, Principal Investigator at the University of Cape Town, founder of Africa’s first drug discovery and development centre, H3D, and one of the speakers at our #ScienceAfrica UnConference this year. Professor Chibale spoke eloquently about his efforts to create novel medicines to combat the… Read More

innovative development projects in Africa

Five Innovative Development Projects in Africa on the PEI exChange

The PEI exChange helps small-scale entrepreneurs, NGO workers, development workers, academics, and researchers to connect (thanks to our matching algorithm), exchange information and expertise, and to present their work via an interactive project map. Read about this week’s top five innovative development projects in Africa on the PEI exChange. 1) WEND (Women Empowerment Network Design) is a nonprofit… Read More

Fascinating facts about South-South cooperation

12th September marked International Day for South-South cooperation, which recognises the political, social, cultural, and economic achievements in countries in the South. It also aims to shine a light on the UN’s efforts to work on technological cooperation among developing countries. Here are seven interesting facts about South-South cooperation. 1) South-South cooperation refers to the… Read More

Great, upcoming events focusing on African and international development

It’s mid-September, which is the start of the event season. As such, there’s no better time to go to development-focused events to sharpen your professional knowledge and meet interesting people from a range of backgrounds. In no particular order, here is our pick of some of the most interesting and useful upcoming events focused on… Read More