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#BigIdeasforAfrica Competition

The PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. The theme for 2017 is ‘Big Ideas for Africa: Celebrating the Continents Science and Technology Pioneers’ – we’ll be shining a light on a diverse range of individuals, research groups, academic institutions and commercial organisations driving great science, technology and innovation in Africa. And we want to hear about you and your ‘Big Ideas for Africa’, so why not take part in our #BigIdeasforAfrica video competition to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. To read more about the competition: http://ow.ly/wswZ30bPnp9 To keep up to date with all our events and activities follow us on: Facebook: http://ow.ly/ga3O30aporO Twitter: http://ow.ly/lDEX30apoB1 LinkedIn: http://ow.ly/5jo430apoHA Instagram: http://ow.ly/lJIk30apoQY

PEI Spotlight Seminar | The Future of Agriculture in Africa

On the 15th of March 2017 the Planet Earth Institute put the spotlight on the Future of Agriculture in Africa. To read more about the event: http://ow.ly/ducF30appW7 Agriculture is at the heart of African development. It employs more than 65% of the continent’s population and contributes more than 32% GDP to its economies. At the Spotlight seminar, we have celebrated the successes and progress of Africa agribusinesses, researchers and non-governmental organizations. We were honored to welcome: HE Alexander Yakovenko - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom Daniel Hulls - CEO, AgDevCo Perez Ochieng - CEO, SACOMA Dr. Robert Mwanga - Sweet Potato Breeder, International Potato Centre and Winner of the World Food Prize Marie Haga - Executive Director, Crop Trust Dr. Gideon Onumah - Agricultural Economist, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich Nico Mounard - CEO, Farm Africa Dr. Stuart Gillespie - Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute and CEO, Transform Nutrition Dr. Julius Akinyemi - Entrepreneur-in-Residence, MIT Media Lab and Founder, UWIN Corp To keep up to date with all our events and activities follow us on: Facebook: http://ow.ly/ga3O30aporO Twitter: http://ow.ly/lDEX30apoB1 LinkedIn: http://ow.ly/5jo430apoHA Instagram: http://ow.ly/lJIk30apoQY

Interview with PEI scholar, Tawseef Latona

We are extremely proud to announce that PEI scholar, Tawseef Latona, will study a PhD in Chemical Engineering at University of Cape Town. Here is the interview!

2016 #ScienceAfrica UnConference

On 14th September 2016, the PEI welcomed over 170 delegates from academia, business, government, NGOs and the broader civil society to Kensington Town Hall for a day of high-level panels, debates and interactive workshops. This year's UnConference focused on empowering Africa's next generation of scientific leaders

What is Generation Science

Our #ScienceAfrica UnConference focused on how to empower Africa's next generation of scientific leaders. In this video, a selection of young Africans explains why science, tech and innovation is important to them.

PEI STEP Week

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 speakers, workshops leaders and role models delivered a mixture of seminars, hands on training and Q&A sessions with the students. On the first day of the programme, we were honoured to have CASELA Adventures conduct hands on learning activities on working with animals with the girls. The following day, WiseOceans led workshops that allowed our students to immerse themselves in Mauritius’ marine science and learn about climate change. Finally, the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre delivered engaging and exciting activities that taught the girls about science in everyday life, and Prof Frédéric Meslin of the Ecole Centre de Nantes delivered a fascinating lecture on inventions and the future of science. Learn more: http://planetearthinstitute.org.uk/news/100-future-women-leaders-in-stem-get-hands-on-with-science-in-mauritius/

Future Women Leaders in STEM Week

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. Learn more about the programme here!

Women's Forum Mauritius 2016

We were delighted to be involved with the 2016 edition of Women's Forum, which took place in Mauritius in May. Take a look at the video to get an inside look into the event.

The Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng on African firms and entrepreneurs with a global presence

Our trustee, the Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng, speaks about African entrepreneurs and firms making an impact on a global stage.

The Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng speaks about foreign direct investment in Africa

PEI trustee, the Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng, speaks to the University of Birmingham about challenges in fostering foreign direct investment in Africa.

Interview with Sarah Hoey, Mendeley

We speak to Sarah Hoey, Community Relations Executive at Mendeley, one of our partners about the company's activities and presence in Africa.

Dr. Judith Alawa speaks about TReND in Africa's bioinformatics workshops in Kenya

Dr. Judith Alawa, Bingham University, Nigeria, speaks about what she has gained from attending TReND in Africa's bioinformatics workshops in Kenya, one of our Africa Data Challenge projects.

Dr. Jeoffrey Onaga talks about TReND in Africa's bioinformatics workshops, Kenya

Dr. Jeoffrey Onaga of the National Crops Resources Research Institute, Uganda, talks about attending TReND in Africa's bioinformatics workshops in Kenya.

Interview with Ibrahim Wangwe, participant in TReND in Africa's bioinformatics workshop, Kenya

Ibrahim Wangwe, a student at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, talks about attending TReND in Africa's bioinformatics workshops in his country.

Interview with Jelena Aleksic, TReND in Africa workshop leader

Jelena Aleksic of TReND in Africa, one of the winners of our 2014 Africa Data Challenge, speaks about the bioinformatics workshops that they are running in Kenya

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