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Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Renewable Energy in Africa

Renewable energy and access to electricity is critical for development and in 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 mere 20%, and just seven countries on the continent having electrification rates exceeding 50%. Sub-Saharan Africa has access… 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

Students ‘STEP INTO SPACE’ in Mauritius!

On the 5th and 6th December 2016, students at Northfields International School in Mauritius took a giant leap into the great beyond, as UK space scientist and TV presenter Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock led an interactive study day, opened with a keynote address from Her Excellency President Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim. As part of the ‘Science and… 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

HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim keynote at our #ScienceAfrica UnConference

President of Mauritius, PEI Vice Chairperson and Trustee, HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, kicked off our opening panel at the #ScienceAfrica UnConference with her reflections on the need for a generation of young Africans with the STEM skills needed to thrive in industries of the future, and lead sustainable development on the continent. Dr Alvaro Sobrinho, Chairperson… Read More

100 ‘Future Women Leaders in STEM’ get hands on with science in Mauritius

From 18th-21st July, the PEI Foundation was delighted to partner with Medine Education Village to deliver ‘Future Women Leaders in STEM Week’ in Mauritius. The four-day programme allowed 100 female secondary school students, aged 13-15, to learn more about science and technology and its real world applications. During the week, a range of visiting expert… Read More