MENU

July 6, 2017Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Read Time

In working for the scientific independence of Africa, the Planet Earth Institute has always placed collaboration, cooperation and knowledge-sharing at the heart of all of our activities. Whether that’s sponsoring Phd-level research on the continent, working with stakeholders on the ground to incubate new technologies or with the policy events that we host all over… Read More

Nine inspirational quotes from science & tech pioneers in Africa

July 10, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Read Time

Across Africa, innovations in science and technology are helping to make incredible advancements across a range of sectors from public health to agriculture. In the run up to our #ScienceAfrica UnConference on the 20th July where we will be celebrating these innovations, we’ve chosen some of our favourite inspirational quotes from leaders in science and… Read More

News: The PEI exChange is here!

July 6, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Read Time

In working for the scientific independence of Africa, the Planet Earth Institute has always placed collaboration, cooperation and knowledge-sharing at the heart of all of our activities. Whether that’s sponsoring Phd-level research on the continent, working with stakeholders on the ground to incubate new technologies or with the policy events that we host all over… Read More

Five scientific and technological innovations enhancing health in Africa

June 28, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Read Time

With a population of over 1.2 billion people, Africa accounts for 25% of the global disease burden. Bearing just 2% of the world’s doctors, its healthcare infrastructure also faces a number of challenges. The role of science and technology is fundamental in addressing these, and as such, a great number of exciting innovations are providing… Read More

Seven reasons to attend the 2017 PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference

June 22, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Read Time

The #ScienceAfrica UnConference is the PEI’s flagship event and sees over 200 people from a variety of backgrounds come together to discuss critical issues related to scientific and technological development in Africa. This year’s event will be held under the banner of ‘Big Ideas for Africa: Celebrating the Continent’s Science and Technology Pioneers’. Here are… Read More

Fake News! Why the voices of science must rise

June 15, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Read Time

The fake news era has made it absolutely critical for academics, researchers and scientists to escape the ivory tower and engage with audiences outside traditional peer-to-peer communities. The ubiquity of the Internet, social media and other digital developments have greatly facilitated access to information across the continent, providing much-needed information and data for African citizens…. Read More

css.php