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Post-Ebola: Enhancing health security in Africa

October 30, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and went on to become the largest and deadliest in the history of the virus. The epidemic spread between countries and involved major urban areas as well as rural ones. The severity and complexity of the outbreak in Africa highlighted the importance of… Read More

10 fascinating facts about energy in Africa

October 30, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

Clean and sustainable energy is crucial for development. However, currently, average electricity grid access across Africa is a mere 20%. What’s more, a mere seven African countries have electrification rates that exceed 50%. As a result, there’s no better time to learn about the challenges and opportunities in enhancing access to energy in Africa, and… Read More

How to write a good project profile on the PEI exChange

October 16, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Read Time

The PEI exChange is the world’s first online matching platform for experts working in and for Africa. Based on a user-identified criteria, including countries and regions of focus, industries, skills and experience, the PEI exChange provides personalised matches with other users.     Our interactive project map feature allows users to gain exposure by showcasing their… Read More

Five questions with Prof. Kelly Chibale

October 2, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Read Time

This week, we were fortunate to catch up with Professor Kelly Chibale, Principal Investigator at the University of Cape Town, founder of Africa’s first drug discovery and development centre, H3D, and one of the speakers at our #ScienceAfrica UnConference this year. Professor Chibale spoke eloquently about his efforts to create novel medicines to combat the… Read More

Five highlights from the United Nations General Assembly

October 2, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Read Time

Last week saw the 193 Member States of the United Nations come together in New York for the annual General Assembly session. Global leaders and policy makers took to the General Assembly Hall to discuss a wide array of the most important international issues, including development, peace and security, and international law. Here are five… Read More

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