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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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RECIRCULATE leaders present at UNGA76 Science Summit


The RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE projects were represented at the UNGA76 Science Summit by Prof. Kirk Semple (Director RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE), Dr Akan Odon (Africa Strategy Adviser), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye (Nigerian Lead for RECIRCULATE) and Dr Felly Mugizi Tusiime (Head of Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability, AFRII). Lancaster University`s eco-innovation model was showcased alongside with the […]

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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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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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Waste to Energy webinar

waste to energy webinar

In September 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was the ACTUATE project, and more specifically showcasing waste to energy solutions in Africa. On 23rd September our Waste to Energy webinar highlighted the progress of the ACTUATE project in Nigeria and Ghana. Moderated by Dr Akan Odon and supported by the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar featured […]

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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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