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Financing Renewable Energy in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities



October 25, 2017
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October 25, 2017


Currently, over 600 million people on the continent have no access to energy. What’s more, the continent’s energy generation capacity is a mere 28 Gigawatts, equivalent to that of Argentina. Nevertheless, Sub-Saharan Africa harbours incredible renewable energy resources. The continent has the potential to source an additional 10 terawatts of solar energy, 1,300 gigawatts of wind… Read More

Our 2017 #ScienceAfrica UnConference!

155 Bishopsgate London EC2M 3YX

July 20, 2017
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July 20, 2017


On Thursday 20th July, the Planet Earth Institute (PEI) was delighted to welcome over 250 people for the 2017 #ScienceAfrica UnConference. The exciting day saw guests from a diverse range of backgrounds come together to celebrate ‘Big Ideas for Africa’. The UnConference also highlighted the individuals, research groups, academic institutions and commercial organisations making great… Read More

Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Public Health in Africa



July 4, 2017
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July 4, 2017


Africa confronts the world’s most dramatic health crisis. Accounting for 24% of the global disease burden, the challenges the continent faces are many and complex, with growing inequities in access to health services and health outcomes across the region. Whilst significant progress has been made in the treatment and prevention of many infectious diseases, Africa… Read More

The UK-Africa trading relationship, post-Brexit



March 29, 2017
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March 29, 2017


Our second Africa Breakfast Club meeting for 2017 will focus on the UK-Africa trading relationship, post-Brexit, and we are delighted that the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for Trade and Investment will lead the discussion. During the event, the PEI and our partners will explore the UK’s recent decision to leave the… Read More

The Future of Agriculture in Africa: A PEI Spotlight Seminar



March 15, 2017
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March 15, 2017


Agriculture is at the heart of African development. It employs more than 65% of the continents’ populations and contributes more than 32% GDP to its economies. Yet there remain real challenges: Africa has 65% of the world’s uncultivated land, but spends some US$35billion importing its food. The continent’s smallholder farmers, who comprise the majority of… Read More

Health emergencies in Africa: How prepared is the continent?



February 9, 2017


Our first Africa Breakfast Club meeting for 2017 will focus on Africa’s preparedness for health emergencies, and we are delighted that Dame Sally Davies, the UK Government’s Chief Medical Officer, will lead the discussion. During the event, the PEI and our partners will explore the key health challenges facing Africa and evaluate the extent to… Read More

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