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

Rheumatic Heart Disease: From Molecules to the Global Community

January 9, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 1 minute Read Time

PEI trustee, the leading heart surgeon, Sir Magdi Yacoub, and Bongan Mayosi, Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town will be co-hosting a high-level event on rheumatic heart disease from 14th-16th January in Cairo, Egypt. Held under the patronage of Egyptian President, H.E President Abdelfattah El Sisi, the event will examine the epidemiology… Read More

Nominate your African science hero!

November 3, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 0 minutes Less than a minute Read Time

At the PEI, we are always thrilled to hear about talented researchers and scientists on the continent whose work is driving real social impact. To celebrate the end of the year, we are asking YOU to nominate your ‘African science hero’. In 150 words or less, please tell us who is the most talented scientist… Read More

Springer Nature & British Council unite for seminar on best practice in science communication

October 31, 2016 | Estimated reading time: 1 minute Read Time

On Friday 27th November, the PEI was delighted to bring together two members of our Partners Forum, Nature Research and the British Council, for an exclusive seminar for early career scientists and researchers. Convened by Martin Delahunty, Global Director, Nature Partner Journals, and Dr. Abigail Klopper, Senior Editor, Nature Physics, the seminar focused on best… Read More