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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – A Waste to Wealth Webinar

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In May 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement is capacity building. On 6th May we held our Waste to Wealth Webinar which posed the question “Is converting waste to wealth feasible in Africa?”, highlighted the progress of the ACTUATE Projects in Nigeria and Ghana and explored strategic partnerships for sustainability. Moderated by Dr Akan […]

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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Partnerships Webinar

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In April 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was partnerships, and more specifically international partnerships and collaboration. On 28th April our International Partnerships Webinar posed the question “Why are international/African research and innovation partnerships challenging and can it be made better?” and explored challenges and opportunities for research & business partnerships in Africa. Moderated by Dr […]

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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Funding Webinar

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In March 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was funding, and more specifically research funding. On 29th March our International Funding Webinar answered the question “Can Africa fund its own research?” by exploring challenges and opportunities for “effective funding of research” in Africa and showcasing the principles for winning international funding. Moderated by Dr Akan Odon […]

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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Research Communications Webinar

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In February 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was communication, and more specifically research communication. On 24th February our International Research Communications Webinar explored challenges and best practices for communicating research work across the communities and the wider audience. Hosted by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar featured specialists from Kenya, […]

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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Policy Webinar

The 2021 PARTICIPATE programme kicked off on 25th January with a webinar exploring some of the challenges and opportunities for environmental researchers interfacing with policy in Africa. Hosted by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar featured specialists from Kenya, Ghana, Malawi and the UK. Each guest-speaker shared their experience of working with […]

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Advisory Board “virtual” meeting

The RECIRCULATE Advisory Board met online over two days (19th and 21st January 2021), chaired by Dr Ahmed Hamdy, the Executive Director of the African Union, Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU/STRC). All other Board members were in attendance virtually from Kansas City in the east, to Nairobi in the west for the meeting which […]

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RECIRCULATE newsletter launched

This month, the RECIRCULATE team launched a newsletter which will be distributed monthly and will feature project news and upcoming events from the UK, Ghana, Nigeria and beyond. The January edition of the newsletter highlighted research progress our work packages achieved in 2020 as well as capacity building activity. Some of the most notable events […]

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RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange Workshop

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With increasing dry-spells and irregular rainfall patterns, as a result of climate change, coupled with rapid increase in bio-waste generation, there is the need for finding more innovative, efficient and conservative farming methods and technologies to properly manage water and nutrient resources while protecting the environment. As part of research under RECIRCULATE WP3, CSIR Water […]

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2020 Annual Meeting goes virtual

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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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ACTUATE website launched

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ACTUATE has launched its website. ACTUATE works closely with schools, universities, research institutes, NGOs and SMEs to show how a circular economy positively impacts on human health and the environment. The new website showcases the development of the project’s anaerobic digestion demonstration systems in Accra, Ghana and Benin City, Nigeria. Led by Lancaster University and […]

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