Great, upcoming events focusing on African and international development

September 15, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Read Time

It’s mid-September, which is the start of the event season. As such, there’s no better time to go to development-focused events to sharpen your professional knowledge and meet interesting people from a range of backgrounds. In no particular order, here is our pick of some of the most interesting and useful upcoming events focused on… Read More

The rise and rise of tech hubs in Africa

September 14, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

Tech hubs can be defined as places where ‘ideas are encouraged and cultivated, and where innovation and creativity is translated into tangible results’. On the continent, tech hubs foster technological innovation, research, product development and business growth. Over the last five years, innovation hubs have become a dominant feature of Africa’s emerging technology landscape. Research… Read More

Add Your Project to the PEI exChange Project Map

September 1, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

The PEI exChange makes it simple for people to meet, connect, and exchange ideas and expertise with a global, online community. We believe that Africa needs a free, open platform for people to connect and that this exchange of information and expertise will support projects and organisations to scale and develop. One feature facilitating this… Read More

Where to find the best news on science and tech in Africa

September 1, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

It’s the start of September, which is a great time to get up-to-speed with the latest science and tech news from the continent. In no particular order, here are five of our favourite places to source interesting stories on the innovators shaping the face of African science and tech. 1) Quartz Africa For the past… Read More

Latest Science and Tech Updates from Africa

August 18, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Read Time

At the PEI, one of our most important objectives is to shine a light on the great scientific and technological innovations that can achieve great social impact in Africa. In no particular order, here’s a list of five of the most exciting stories about science and tech on the continent that have emerged in the… Read More