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Five African science and technology pioneers to watch

Thursday 25th May marks Africa Day, which officially commemorates the formation of the Organisation for African Unity in 1963, now the African Union. However, Africa Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the best and brightest of Africa, and especially the science and technology pioneers working to create real impact on the continent. In no… Read More

Five scientific and technological innovations enhancing agriculture in Africa

Agriculture is absolutely fundamental to development on the continent. It employs more than 65% of the continent’s populations and contributes 35% of Africa’s GDP. Yet the continent’s smallholder farmers, who comprise 80% of its agricultural labour forces, face challenges from plant disease to a lack of appropriate financing. There’s no better time to highlight five… 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

Seven inspirational quotes from Africa’s next generation of tech and education leaders

At the PEI, we’re always delighted to hear the latest from Africa’s leading technologists and educators who are gaining recognition for their socially impactful innovations and programmes. Here are seven quotes from the continent’s leading tech entrepreneurs and educators that have inspired us recently. 1) “To borrow a phrase from founders of mobile money providers… 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

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

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