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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

STEP study week in Angola



December 13, 2016
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December 15, 2016


We are delighted to bring the STEP to Angola with the support of Aldeia das Artes. Aldeia das Artes aims to provide the children and young people from Mussulo Island with the knowledge and skills that they need to thrive in the job market, and to participate fully in the economic, social and human development… Read More

STEP into Space



December 5, 2016
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December 5, 2016


Following a series of space science related activities run and coordinated by the Planet Earth Institute in the UK, an STEP study day on the issue will be held on 5th December 2016, in partnership with Northfields International School in Mauritius. Throughout an interactive day of workshops, lectures, question and answer sessions and hands-on learning… Read More

FESA 20th Technic-Scientific Journeys



October 25, 2016
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October 28, 2016


Last week, we were honoured to participate in the 20th ‘Technic-Scientific Journeys’ conference hosted by the Fundação Eduardo dos Santos (FESA) in Luanda, Angola. The event was well-organised and brought together representatives from the private sector, academia, and government. Angola is in the process of rebuilding its institutions and infrastructure following a period of strong… Read More

Building resilient health systems in Africa: Antimicrobial resistance in context



July 13, 2016
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July 13, 2016


The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) has enjoyed a long association with Angola and has an enduring commitment to science-led development in the country. As such, we were saddened to learn of the recent outbreak of yellow fever in the capital city of Luanda and surrounding provinces in March this year. With 159 deaths so far and 335 people having… Read More

Our 2016 #ScienceAfrica UnConference!

Kensington Town Hall Hornton St, London W8 7NX

September 14, 2016


Yesterday, we were delighted to welcome over 170 guests to Kensington Town Hall for the 2016 #ScienceAfrica UnConference. Entitled ‘Generation Science: Empowering Africa’s future scientific leaders’, the UnConference challenged attendees to explore new way to equip young Africans with high-level scientific and technical skills. Our chair and Trustee, the Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng, opened… Read More

INTL FCStone Commodity Trading and Risk Management Seminar

Transcorp Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

April 19, 2016
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April 20, 2016


Nigeria is richly endowed with agricultural resources which have been under exploited. Fifty years ago it was the world’s leading exporter of palm oil and peanuts and it has the potential to both recover these markets and become a major producer of other products that could either be exported or consumed locally to cut food… Read More

IBM Research Africa: Tech horizons, the economy and talent in 2016



February 23, 2016
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February 23, 2016


Our first ABC meeting of the year is titled ‘IBM Research Africa: Tech horizons, the economy and talent in 2016′, and the discussion will be led by Dr Kamal Bhattacharya, Director of IBM Research Africa, based in Kenya. The PEI and its partners will explore the role of technology in fuelling economic growth and growing talent in… Read More

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