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June 19, 2017Estimated reading time: 1 minute Read Time

One of the highlights of the #ScienceAfria UnConference are the participant-driven and interactive workshops, which bring together attendees from a range of backgrounds to examine key issues related to scientific and technological development on the continent. For this year’s event, we invited anyone with a Big Idea for Africa the opportunity to host a workshop… Read More

Win a chance to host a workshop at the #ScienceAfrica UnConference!

May 12, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 1 minute Read Time

A standout feature of the PEI’s #ScienceAfrica UnConference is our interactive, participant-led workshops that examine key issues related to science, tech and innovation on the continent. This year we’re offering anyone with a Big Idea for Africa the opportunity to host a workshop. There are two workshop slots up for grabs, one in the morning… 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 the winners of the HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme, Tawseef Latona, is at the University of Cape Town where he will pursue a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

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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