Archive for the ‘post2015’ Category

Five African women in STEM

Last December, the UN passed a resolution to recognise women and girls’ contributions to the sciences on February 11 every year. Here’s our pick of five of the most outstanding women working in science in Africa. Happy reading! 1) President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim President HE Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is truly a leading voice for a science-led development… Read More

The future of food security in Africa

This morning, we were thrilled to host a number of eminent guests including African Missions, private sector representatives as well as PEI partners such as IBM for our third Africa Breakfast Club of the year. Today’s meeting focused on the future of food security in Africa, a hugely important topic, as sustainable access to safe… Read More

Recommendations from the UN Secretary General’s Scientific Advisory Board

We were really interested to read the latest brief from the UN Secretary General’s Scientific Advisory Board, which called for governments to adhere to more ambitious spending targets in R&D, and engage scientists more effectively in decision-making. The Scientific Advisory Board was created in 2013 to inform the debate on sustainable development and is comprised… Read More

Mashable Social Good Summit UK

Last Friday, we attended the Mashable Social Good Summit , a conference that explored how technology and digital media are driving social change in Great Britain and around the world. As a bit of background, Mashable is a well known digital publication that describes itself as ‘a leading source of news, information and resources for the… Read More

President Mahama – Ebola a ‘problem that belongs to the world’

We were honoured to host His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, last week in the House of Commons at a special event, jointly hosted by the PEI and the Ghana High Commission to the UK. The event focused on Ebola and the security situation in Africa and featured a keynote address… Read More

Five questions: Amina Mohammed:Special Advisor to UN Secretary General on Post 2015 Development Planning

Last week, our scientific officer Ed Byers caught up with Ms Amina Mohammed, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, at World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. Tasked with the most challenging of three year roles and literally a world of expectation, Ms Mohammed updates PEI on some… Read More