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March 16, 2018Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Read Time

Last week, we interviewed Ana Hajduka, CEO of Africa GreenCo, and a speaker at our Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Renewable Energy in Africa. Ana discussed the problems with financing energy in Africa, spoke passionately about the urgent need for blended finance, and Africa GreenCo’s mission. 1) What are the problems with existing financing models… Read More

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Five questions with Ana Hajduka

March 16, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Read Time

Last week, we interviewed Ana Hajduka, CEO of Africa GreenCo, and a speaker at our Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Renewable Energy in Africa. Ana discussed the problems with financing energy in Africa, spoke passionately about the urgent need for blended finance, and Africa GreenCo’s mission. 1) What are the problems with existing financing models… Read More

6 women working in tech in Africa

March 8, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Read Time

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’ve decided to highlight six outstanding women working in cutting-edge tech in and for Africa. 1) Dr. Aisha Walcott-Bryant, Research Scientist, IBM Research-Africa Originally from the US, Dr. Walcott-Bryant is now based in Nairobi, Kenya where she works as a Research Scientist for our longstanding Partner, IBM Research-Africa. Her… Read More

Great Projects on the PEI exChange

February 1, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

One of the PEI exChange’s standout features is our interactive Projects Map, which shows exciting initiatives and programmes happening across Africa. In no particular order, here are four fantastic projects.   Better Globe Forestry   Since 2004, Better Globe Forestry Ltd (BGF) has been fighting poverty through sustainable tree-planting programmes in Kenya. The organisation promotes massive tree-planting… Read More

Water in Africa

February 1, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

Clean and safe water is crucial to achieving sustainable and inclusive development in Africa. Learn more about this area, as well as the innovative new technologies enhancing access to water on the continent. With over 66% of Sub-Saharan Africa classified as arid or semi-arid, almost 50% of the region’s population live in a water-scarce environment…. Read More

Key takeaways from the Brookings Foresight Africa 2018 report

February 1, 2018 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Read Time

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

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