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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

Five questions with Dr. Danilo Türk

This week, as particular of our series of interviews with nominees for the next United Nations Secretary General, we were fortunate to speak to Dr. Danilo Türk, Slovenia’s candidate for the position. Dr. Türk discussed the importance of ensuring that women’s voices feature more prominently in developmental decision making, and how for-profit businesses can help… Read More

Five questions with Fatimah Kelleher

This week, we caught up with Fatimah Kelleher, independent social development and women’s rights advocate/consultant. Fatimah discussed her formative influences, key areas of interest, and spoke eloquently about the need for deeper understanding of equity issues in economic dialogues around Africa. 1)   Your career has spanned education, economic empowerment, and writing, but with women’s rights as… Read More

Building bioinformatics capacity in Africa: a personal perspective

Azza Ahmed, a Sudanese PhD student, attended TReND in Africa’s recent bioinformatics course, one of our winning Africa Data Challenge projects. A Sudanese proverb holds that overseas travel has at least seven benefits, and the bioinformatics workshop I attended in icipe, Kenya illustrated this perfectly. Let me start from the beginning. I come from an… 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

Structured commodities markets: challenges and opportunities for Africa’s agriculture

On November 26, we were delighted to welcome a range of guests including African missions, business representatives, the broader civil society, and PEI partners such as IBM to another Africa Breakfast Club meeting. Hosted in partnership with INTL FC Stone, this meeting focused on the evolution of structured commodities markets: challenges and opportunities for agriculture… Read More