Five inspirational girls and women working in science in Africa

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

Saturday 11th February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which advocates for the importance of achieving gender equality within the sciences. In honour of this day, we have decided to turn the spotlight on five women and girls who are making a real difference in science in Africa. 1) Jamilla Abass, M-FARM… Read More

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

February 10, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 12 minutes Read Time

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

Health emergencies in Africa: How prepared is the continent?

February 9, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Read Time

On the 9th February, the PEI held a very successful Africa Breakfast Meeting, which focused health emergencies in Africa and considered how prepared the continent is to deal with them. With a keynote presentation from Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government, our guests included African… Read More

Africa x Imagination x Creativity = future scientists, engineers and innovators

February 6, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Read Time

This month, the Planet Earth Institute is delighted to host a visual essay in collaboration with The Engineering Lab Africa (The E-Lab) to showcase best practices in STEM education at primary and secondary level. The E-Lab is working to turn young brilliant minds into future scientists, engineers and innovators. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the organisation… Read More

Highlights from the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

January 23, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

17th-20th January marked the 2017 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, a gathering of leaders from politics, business, academia and the broader civil society to share insights on how to navigate the future. Here are our highlights from the Meeting. 1) The Coalition for African Research and Innovation meets at Davos WEF’s Annual Meeting saw the… Read More