Why Africa needs Soil, Water and Environmental Engineering

Sharon_Muyera_1Sharon Muyera is a Soil, Water and Environmental Engineer, currently working with Davis and Shirtliff, Kenya as a Sales engineer.  She believes that engineers have a pivotal role in redefining the scarcities that we face in Africa. Our chat below tells us why, now more than ever, it is important to have Soil, Water and Environmental Engineers.  Continue reading

How I will become the next technology entrepreneur in Africa

I usually flinch at the thought of entrepreneurship. My mind conjures images of my poor sales background, which I conclude is due to the lack of tact ingrained in science nerds. True to the engineer that I am, I begin to poke at the notion of being an entrepreneur. What would it involve? What product would I sell? How would I get the requisite skill to do it? The answers to these questions do not often yield positive answers. Continue reading

Why I am a Food Microbiologist

Angela Parry-Hanson
What does science have to do with the quality of the food that you eat? Dr. Angela Parry-Hanson, a food microbiologist in Ghana, takes us through her career progression and explains why food microbiology is an important career choice for Africa, and how to become a specialist in this area.  Continue reading

Taking the lead: The architect

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Meet Nina Ndichu, the principal architect at Mimari Ltd in Kenya. With 11 years of experience in architecture, she tells us of how she came into her role and her take of the architectural landscape for women in the construction industry. Continue reading

Africa: Reintroduced

To define Africa as a whole makes it necessary to look at it from the outside. But constantly doing so results in tropes that undermine the perspectives of those that live on the continent.” – Nancy Kacungira, Winner of BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for Africa – Why I cannot tell ‘the African Story’.

Talking about Africa has become increasingly popular these days where Africa is normally referenced as a single homogeneous entity. Continue reading

When Architecture meets Business

charity_wanjikuCharity Wanjiku is the Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of Strauss Energy, a startup dealing in renewable energy solutions. Their flagship product is a 2 in 1 roofing tile with integrated solar cells. Did this architect ever imagine she would be an entrepreneur, providing a solution to a global problem? She gives us a peek into her journey. Continue reading

New year, New resolutions, Same person

Everyone has targets. In life, in their careers, in their hobbies. Quick example, when we talk about being successful, isn’t that a target? Or watching one episode of Grey’s Anatomy after work, isn’t this a goal? Most of our goals are bobbing around in our heads, easily thrown out when another seemingly more important item comes to mind. It is, no wonder, that the last three months of the year elicit a frenzied rush to achieve all those targets that we haven’t even thought about for the most part of the year. Continue reading