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Planet Earth Institute #ScienceAfrica UnConference, 20th July 2017

On 20th July, the Planet Earth Institute welcomed over 250 people from government, business, academia, and the civil society to our 2017 #ScienceAfrica UnConference. The event focused on the scientific and technological innovations happening in and for Africa.

Lifeline Energy's Big Idea for Africa

Lifeline Energy explains their Big Idea for Africa: Herd talks, educational content for Africa's nomadic pastoralists.

Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Public Health

On 4th July, the Planet Earth Institute held a Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Public Health at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London.

Charlie Easmon | #BigIdeasforAfrica

My big idea for Africa is to set up a global alternative to the World Health Organization and make information more available to tackle health emergencies.

Nicole Kayode | #BigIdeasforAfrica

My big idea for Africa is to reverse the brain drain of medical personnel via a peer to peer school network, where they can collaborate on cases and get a second opinion.

Angela Baptiste | #BigIdeasforAfrica

My big idea for Africa is to see Africa getting more involved into clinical neuroscience and see more African psychometrics used to assess mental health on the continent.

PEI exChange

The PEI exChange is here! http://pei.exchange The first matching platform for African Development. The PEI exChange can revolutionise the way people connect, do good and do business in Africa: a sophisticated algorithm provides personalised matches allowing you to connect with relevant people within a global community; a chat function enables instant easy communication and knowledge-sharing; and an interactive ‘Big Ideas Map’ allows users to pin existing or new projects, promoting their work and galvanising support. So whether you work in business, academia, policy; whether you’re a student; doctor; entrepreneur; academic; architect; engineer; policy maker; journalist or corporate manager; and whether you are based in Nairobi or the Netherlands, Luanda or London, you can always find what you need on the PEI exChange. Footage courtesy of Dylan Trivette, the Source Project and Michael Sugrue. Animation and video production by This World Can. To keep up to date with all our events and activities follow us on: Facebook: http://ow.ly/8CLT30daHy4 Twitter: http://ow.ly/k2Dn30daHH6 Instagram: http://ow.ly/I6wH30daIav

#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.

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