Archive for the ‘africa-breakfast-club’ Category

Health emergencies in Africa: How prepared is the continent?

On the 9th February, the PEI held a very successful Africa Breakfast Meeting, which focused health emergencies in Africa and considered how prepared the continent is to deal with them. With a keynote presentation from Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government, our guests included African… Read More

Planet Earth Institute receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to drive African Research & Development

The PEI has been awarded a grant for an advocacy campaign to mobilise resources for research and development in Africa. The grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major contributor to Africa’s research and development, will support campaigns, live events and activities to seek greater commitments towards the continent’s scientific independence. The grant… Read More

What the African Union’s space strategy is about

On 31st January 2016 during the African Union Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa, the AU adopted the African Space Policy and Strategy. This document sets out the guiding principles behind the establishment of a sustainable and effective space programme that will address the needs of the African continent. The African Space Policy and Strategy argues… Read More

Africa and the SDGs: the role of science in their delivery

Today, we welcomed representatives from African missions based in the UK, private sector companies, and PEI partners such as Elsevier to our last Africa Breakfast Club meeting for 2015. The event explored the role of science in the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, which sparked a lively discussion among our guests. On… Read More

My speech at the PEI’s launch, Mauritius

I was absolutely delighted to welcome over 160 people from business, academia, higher education, and the broader civil society to our public launch in Mauritius. Below is my speech from the day. “Honourable Minister(s) and our special guests, it is a pleasure to be here. I thank those of you, such as the African Academy… Read More

Africa and the SDGs: the role of science in their delivery

On September 25, 193 world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, an ambitious 17-point agenda that will shape the development landscape for the next 15 years. The PEI’s last Africa Breakfast Club meeting for the year will explore the role that science plays in the Sustainable Development Goals, and implications for Africa’s continued growth. Chaired… Read More