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Research study begins on effect of novel irrigation techniques on greenhouse gas emissions

Rice field trails

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Dr Abdul-Rauf Malimanga Alhassan to the project. Abdul-Rauf will be leading the implementation of experiments assessing the effects of microbial dynamics in Ghanaian rice cultivars on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This experiment will take place at the CSIR Crops Research Institute in Kumasi, Ghana and is under WP3: […]

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Entrepreneurial Thinking in practice, in Zambia

KCM workshop attendees

One of the joys of RECIRCULATE is its interdisciplinary nature, which allow us to develop meaningful connections and engage with key societal stakeholders such as research users, industry and academia. A powerful illustration of such interdisciplinary is the connection WP1 has established, nurtured and supported with Dr Glenda Kasonde, Head of Environment and Sustainability Assurance […]

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation capacity building workshop starts in Nairobi

Nairobi E&I workshop group photo

Over 60 delegates from 10 African countries (Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Niger and Uganda) and the UK assembled in Nairobi, Kenya for the third edition of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (RECIRCULATE Workpackage 1) capacity building training event. Dr Nicholas Ozor, Executive Director, African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), welcomed visitors to […]

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Blog: 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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Advisory Board meets in Abuja, Nigeria

The third meeting of the RECIRCULATE Advisory Board took place over two days (15-16 January 2020) in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting was chaired by Dr Ahmed Hamdy, the Executive Director of the African Union, Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU/STRC). The other Board members in attendance were Prof. Jimmy Adegoke from University of Missouri Kansas […]

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RECIRCULATE WP1 LUG team at WACEE ’19

The Lancaster University Ghana WP1 team exhibited at the WACEE Conference in Accra, Ghana. This is one of the largest gatherings of stakeholders in the circular economy ecosystem including policy makers, industry, social entrepreneurs and experts. The RECIRCULATE project stand gained a lot of attention and visits considering that we were the only research project […]

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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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Weather station installation makes the national news

Weather stations have been installed at the chief’s palace at Gbegbeyise and Umar Bun Hatab Islamic basic school at Madina Zongo to provide data for the Environmental Monitoring componet of WP2 research. The fencing of the two weather stations were undertaken from 19th – 23rd August by opinion leaders from Gbegbeyise with collaboration from their […]

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