The Flow

Biogas technology development in Ghana: contributions of CSIR`s institute of industrial research & the ACTUATE project

As the world waits for COP26, Dr Richard Bayitse considers how solving the global challenge of the climate crisis can build on local solutions to the energy needs of communities. Sustainable energy is key to the development of a nation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If energy can be derived from local sources, and used […]

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Achieving a sustainable Zongo: empowering children to decide where their waste ends up

Ekua Afrakoma Armoo, researcher on the GCRF-funded ACTUATE project, explains the social dimension of establishing a demonstrator waste management system at Madina Zongo, in Accra (Ghana). A Zongo in Ghana is characterised by two things: the majority of the people are Muslims and the commonest language is Hausa. In fact, “Zongo” originally meant “a settlement […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Felly Mugizi Tusiime


Dr Felly Mugizi Tusiime is a Biodiversity Climate Change & Environment Management specialist with a PhD in Environmental Management. She is the current Head of Climate Change & Environment Sustainability programme at the Africa Innovations Institute (AfrII). Felly has over 18 years of work experience in biodiversity, land degradation-restoration, climate change action and environmental management. […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Ikechukwu O. Agbo

Ikechukwu O. Agbo

Dr Ikechukwu O. Agbo currently works as a Senior Legislative Aide at the Senate, National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria. He also serves as the Executive Director of an NGO called Responsibility Initiative which he founded himself. To mark Nigerian Independence Day, a national holiday which marks the independence of the country from the United Kingdom on […]

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Spotlight interview – Hajara Yahaya Tanko

Hajara Yahaya Tanko

Hajara Yahaya Tanko is the current Director Investment and Consultancy of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council. She holds a BSc degree in Chemistry and an MSc & PhD degrees in Pharmacognosy. To mark Nigerian Independence Day, a national holiday which marks the independence of the country from the United Kingdom on this day […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Hlomani Hlomani


Dr Hlomani Hlomani works as a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST). He holds a Master`s degree and a PhD in Computer Science both obtained from University of Guelph, Canada. To mark Botswana National Day, a public holiday which marks […]

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Turning the imaginary into reality

Bennett Akuffo

Bennett Akuffo, Project Manager at Green Advocacy, reflects on the impact the ACTUATE project is having on the school children that visit its demonstration lab. The science behind turning our food into energy or plants turning nutrients into energy are things every Ghanaian child has learnt from a science book. We were taught the processes religiously […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah

Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah

Dr Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah works as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana. She also has experience as a Research Scientist at Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and External Examiner at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). To mark Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, a Ghana national public holiday observed to […]

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Spotlight interview – Dzifa Acolor

Dzifa Acolor

Dzifa Acolor is an operations coordinator for the iWASH Africa project where she is responsible for ensuring the provision of resources and expertise towards the implementation of sustainable water systems for rural communities. She also works as a research assistant on a project aimed at addressing artificial intelligence inclusivity in Sub-Saharan Africa. To mark Ghana Founders’ […]

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Spotlight interview – Gifty Abban

Gifty Abban

Gifty Abban is a postgraduate researcher at University of Southampton & a lecturer at Lancaster University Ghana. Her research focuses on SDG Goal 3: Good Health & Well-being and she has been part of the RECIRCULATE family since the onset, taking part many training workshops. To mark Ghana Founders’ Day, a national public holiday observed […]

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