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 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

Five scientific and technological innovations enhancing agriculture in Africa

Agriculture is absolutely fundamental to development on the continent. It employs more than 65% of the continent’s populations and contributes 35% of Africa’s GDP. Yet the continent’s smallholder farmers, who comprise 80% of its agricultural labour forces, face challenges from plant disease to a lack of appropriate financing. There’s no better time to highlight five… Read More

Interview with Dr. David Nabarro, UK candidate for Director General of WHO

In May, the World Health Organisation will appoint its new Director General who will continue the organisation’s commendable work to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. In the coming weeks, we will publish interviews with the candidates for Director General. This week, we were fortunate to speak to Dr. David Nabarro,… Read More