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My RECIRCULATE story: Putting the theory in to practice in Zambia – Part Two

WINA Ladies - LU Ghana Visit

WINA ladies luncheon – LU Ghana visit (please note that this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic) In her two-part blog, RECIRCULATE resident Glenda Kasonde shares her experience of how her involvement in the project has transformed her take on collaboration between industry, research organisations and professional networks. In the first part of my […]

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My RECIRCULATE story: Putting the theory in to practice in Zambia – Part One

SME Workshop - with WINA ladies

SME Workshop – with WINA ladies (please note that this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic) In her two-part blog, RECIRCULATE resident Glenda Kasonde shares her experience of how her involvement in the project has transformed her take on collaboration between industry, research organisations and professional networks. The FLOW is about all our “RECIRCULATE […]

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Crossing Continents, Learning Together

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Powering Up Knowledge Exchange To Support The Global Goals The Growing Research Capability call of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) “…. was developed to grow research capacity around the globe and to strengthen and broaden skills and expertise to address specific challenges of developing regions and countries”. As a knowledge-exchange professional, when that […]

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2020 Annual Meeting goes virtual

Photo montage 2020 virtual meeting

The RECIRCULATE 2020 Annual meeting, originally scheduled to be hosted by the University of Benin, Nigeria, was conducted as a series of online events due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Each of the RECIRCULATE research workpackage teams and the project administrative team produced recorded updates detailing activity in the last 12 months. The ACTUATE project also […]

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Knowledge exchange works both ways

An engaging, demanding and stimulating experience. I’ve spent the last week in Gaborone, Botswana, with colleagues from across Lancaster University. We were selected to support the RECIRCULATE project in delivering a week-long workshop around Knowledge Exchange (KE) and Engagement to a group of businesses, NGOs, researchers and university professionals from across Africa. I work in […]

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2020 RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange & Engagement Workshop ends

The third edition of the RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange & Engagement Workshop came to a close today. The final day featured a panel session on tips for successful grant writing with contributions from Professor Edward Lungu (Dean of Science at Botswana International University of Science and Technology), Dr Cynthia Forson (Deputy Provost, Lancaster University Ghana), Martin […]

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First 2020 RECIRCULATE Capacity Building Workshop begins in Botswana

Workshop delegates working in groups

The first of two RECIRCULATE Capacity Building Workshops to be held in 2020 began today in Gaborone, Botswana. RECIRCULATE Project Manager, Dr Paul McKenna, opened proceedings by welcoming delegates from eight African nations (Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique and Uganda) on the first morning of the four day workshop. He commended the participants […]

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ACTUATE project launched

Lancaster University is leading a major new project that promises to tackle major global development issues and improve lives in communities across two African countries. Funded with around £700,000 from the Global Challenges Research Fund Translation Awards call, through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the ACTUATE programme will build on the work started in RECIRCULATE […]

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