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March 20, 2017Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

The PEI is delighted to announce the members of the Academic Board, a high-level body created to oversee the administration of the HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme and the PEI’s other scholarship initiatives. We have secured the participation of distinguished academics and higher education experts who will advise on the administration and delivery of… Read More

PEI Scholar, Tawseef Latona, goes to the University of Cape Town

March 20, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 0 minutes Less than a minute Read Time

The PEI is thrilled to announce that one of our HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim scholars, Tawseef Latona, is at the University of Cape Town where he will pursue a PhD in Chemical Engineering. We will profile Mr. Latona in the coming weeks.

PEI Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Agriculture in Africa

March 16, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Read Time

Agriculture is fundamental to development on the continent. It employs more than 65% of the continent’s populations and contributes 32% of Africa’s GDP. Yet the continent’s smallholder farmers, who comprise 80% of its agricultural labour forces, continue to face challenges from plant disease, unproductive soil, pests and droughts to gender disparities, unreliable markets, poor pricing… Read More

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