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Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Renewable Energy in Africa

Date: Wednesday 29th November Time: 9.45am-3.30pm Location: The Library, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London W1J 0BA   Renewable energy and access to electricity is critical for development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Currently, over 600 million people on the continent have no access to energy, with average electricity grid access a… Read More

STEP at Aldeia das Artes in Angola!

From December 12th-16th 2016, our STEP team ran hands-on activities with the students at Aldeia das Artes, a project giving access to education and learning to 1500 children in Angola. Throughout the week, 140 children took part in various activities to explore scientific concepts along with arts, music, language and confidence building games. Following an introduction… Read More

Welcome remarks to our #ScienceAfrica UnConference

PEI chairman, Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho, opened our #ScienceAfrica UnConference with a short speech that thanked our attendees for their participation and support of science in Africa, and thanked our PEI Partners for supporting our work to foster science, innovation and technology in Africa. Good morning everyone! It is my privilege to be here today. For… 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

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

Can evolving structured markets help unlock Africa’s agricultural potential?

On November 26, the PEI will be hosting an Africa Breakfast Club meeting chaired by PEI Trustee Lord Paul Boateng, part of our regular series of meetings for African missions located in the UK and members of the PEI Partners Forum. Building on an earlier focus on food security, this ABC will investigate the role… Read More