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Key takeaways from the Brookings Foresight Africa 2018 report

Every year, leading international think tank, The Brookings Institution publishes Foresight Africa, a report that sets out key development priorities for the continent. Here are our top take aways from the report. 1) 50% of African economies will experience impressive economic growth in 2018 According to Dr. Brahima S. Coulibaly, Director of the Africa Growth… Read More

Top five upcoming international development events

Keen to refresh your knowledge of African and international development issues and network? In no particular order, here are five upcoming events that will help you do just that! 1) Measuring the hard to measure in development Date: 16th January 2018 Time: 16:00 – 17:30 Location: Overseas Development Institute and streamed online 203 Blackfriars Road… Read More

Amazing science and tech news from Africa

At the PEI, we are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest science and tech innovations on and for the continent. Here’s our pick of some amazing developments in Africa to keep an eye on in 2018. 1) Malaria diagnosis breath test in development A study conducted in Malawi has revealed that people… Read More

Where to find great stories about African innovation

January is the best time to get up-to-speed with the latest science and tech news from the continent. Here are four destinations for stories about the places and faces shaping African STI. Quartz Africa Two years after its launch, Quartz Africa is a bastion for up-to-the-minute, incisive reports on pan-African innovation. Recent highlights include a… Read More

Kuraymat Solar Plant, Egypt

Five questions with Professor Hesham El-Askary

This week, we interviewed Professor Hesham El-Askary, Professor of Remote Earth Sensing and Earth Systems Science at Chapman University, and a speaker at last November’s Spotlight Seminar on Renewable Energy in Africa. Professor El-Askary spoke passionately about harnessing North Africa’s solar energy resources and GEO-CRADLE, a new project that coordinates earth observation activities in North Africa, the… Read More

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

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