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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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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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Knowledge Exchange for Behaviour Change Communication (BCC)

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In March 2021, the “Water for Health & Sanitation” workpackage research team took part in a knowledge exchange virtual session for behaviour change communication (BCC). A significant aspect of the RECIRCULATE “Water for Health & Sanitation” workpackage is the action research which pilots circular solutions to contamination of drinking water in low-income urban settlements in […]

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RECIRCULATE researchers at British Council COP26 Briefings

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On 7th July 2021, RECIRCULATE researchers participated in a COP26 online roundtable on Nature-based Solutions (NBS) in Africa and the Middle East organised by the British Academy as part of its COP26 Briefings. The roundtable involved scholars, policymakers, practitioners, as well as civil society organisations and businesses and was aimed at mapping NBS in Africa […]

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Community and media engagement event in Accra, Ghana

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On 27th April 2021, the “Water for Health & Sanitation” team in Ghana organised a community and media engagement event to highlight key activities being undertaken in the Gbegbeyise community and to donate hand washing facilities to enhance hygiene as part of the intervention package under the RECIRCULATE project. As part of the project activities, […]

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What’s your goal?

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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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When Molecular Biology Met Social Science… Expanding Horizons on Community Research

Microbiology meets social science,

Environmental microbiology and social sciences: working together to tackle water for sanitation and health in low-income communities. I have spent my whole career as an environmental microbiologist. My research has encompassed bacteriology, virology and protozoology, often with an emphasis on microbial ecology, molecular biology and molecular ecology with dashes of epidemiology.  One common theme has […]

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Community Youth Participation in Drinking Water Quality Monitoring at Gbegbeyise in Accra, Ghana

Interacting with the youth from Gbegbeyise, observing bacteria colonies in CSIR-WRI Microbiology Laboratory.

In this blog, RECIRCULATE’s “Water for Sanitation and Health” team share their experience of enhancing the engagement, comprehension and buy-in of the local communities. Maximizing the impacts of academic research hinges on the uptake of findings by communities, governments, policy makers, and other end users. In turn, that depends on communicating research findings to these […]

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