RECIRCULATE early career researchers inspire

Graduate researchers working with the RECIRCULATE Project, Afua Owusu-Kwarteng, Victoria Obatusin, Bhushan Gandhi and Eric Mensah recently took part in Eco-I NW’s Bootcamp at Ribby Hall 10-12th November 2021 which involved entrepreneurial challenges, networking and team building activities. They worked with groups of researchers at the Bootcamp to guide them during the ‘RECIRCULATE challenge’, which posed to […]

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Through November 2021 members of our project have been involved with activities taking place at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate […]

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Spotlight interview: Afua Owusu-Kwarteng

Afua at COP26

On 9th November 2021, RECIRCULATE Graduate Researcher and WINA Integrated Research Project Officer, Afua Owusu-Kwarteng attended the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. We asked Afua to tell us a little about the experience. So Afua, you’re based in Lancaster and managed to plan a day […]

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Engaged research – who benefits….and at what cost?

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Dr Priscilla Otuo, a RECIRCULATE Researcher at Lancaster University Ghana, reflects on the challenges of engaged research. In the past few years, calls for business and management scholars to engage in academia-community exchanges are increasing. The value of researchers and scholars working with, in and for their communities is clear, but what about the challenges […]

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RECIRCULATE researcher presents at GHTM session


The RECIRCULATE “Entrepreneurship & Innovation” workpackage Senior Researcher Associate, Dr Joana Pais Zózimo, was invited to deliver a talk at the University Nova, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT), on 15th June 2021 under the Global Health and Tropical Medicine Research Centre sessions. The series is part of a wider initiative encouraged and led […]

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RECIRCULATE Annual Meeting 2021

Annual Meeting 2021

The RECIRCULATE/ACTUATE Annual Meeting for 2021 was held over 3 days in late September 2021. The Annual Meeting, originally intended to be hosted by the University of Benin in Nigeria, had a different format to both the 2019 and 2020 meetings, with 2019 being a completely face-to-face meeting and 2020 being completely online. The 2021 meeting had a hybrid format, with 3 venues for each […]

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Director promotes GCRF projects

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Prof. Kirk Semple, Director of RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE, was invited to take part in BIO Africa Digital Convention 2021 on 23rd-24th August. This year`s theme was Advancing Africa’s Biomanufacturing Value Chains Through Innovation and expressed the need for the African continent to manufacture its own biotechnology products rather than depend on other developed countries. This urgency […]

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What’s your goal?


The theme for our PARTICIPATE programme in June 2021 was the UN Sustainable Development Goals and so we took the opportunity to ask the RECIRCULATE family across more than 10 countries to tell us which two SDGs they currently most closely align with professionally and which two SDGs they aspire to address in future and […]

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International Sustainable Development Goals webinar

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In June 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and more specifically how the project workpackages are addressing SDGs in Ghana and Nigeria. On 24th June our International SDGs webinar posed the question “How have RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE aligned with and fulfilled the SDGs?” to explore opportunities and challenges in […]

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RECIRCULATE’s place-based education informs new research

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Kathleen Burke, a RECIRCULATE network member and a graduate researcher at the House of Innovation within the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), alongside Erik Merkus & Cristina Clerici, hraduate researchers at the Department of Economics at SSE, secured funding from the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (MISUM) for research on place-based education to promote sustainability, […]

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