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Spotlight interview – Mary Mwangi

Mary Mwangi

Mary Mwangi is a Lecturer and plant Biotechnology researcher at Kenyatta University, Kenya. Mary is passionate about seeking practical solutions for poverty reduction, sustainable food security and wealth creation in Africa with a focus on the majority resource-poor women farmers and the youth. Her area of interest is banana biotechnology; specifically, Sigatoka disease resistance breeding […]

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Spotlight interviews – ACCELERATE Students Part Two

ACCELERATE Students, Favour Ehinomen Iwelomen, Yvonne Awino Omondi & Richard Nii Lante Golightly

The ACCELERATE Circular Economy programme which was held under the ACTUATE banner has recently concluded. The programme was started to support education and capacity building to enhance understanding and acceptance of the aims of the ACTUATE project and the wider circular economy. We engaged with students from our partner institutions in Africa and each week […]

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Spotlight interviews – ACCELERATE Students Part One

The ACCELERATE Circular Economy programme which was held under the ACTUATE banner has recently concluded. The programme was started to support education and capacity building to enhance understanding and acceptance of the aims of the ACTUATE project and the wider circular economy. We engaged with students from our partner institutions in Africa and each week […]

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Spotlight interview – Joyce Asheley Tuakly

Joyce Asheley Tuakly is the Product and Process Development Manager at Blue Skies Products Ghana Ltd. She holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and currently doing her MSc in Food Security with Lancaster University, UK. She also holds a Certificate in Advance HACCP and Advance Hygiene from […]

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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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Spotlight interview – Herbert Tato Nyirenda

Herbert Tato Nyirenda

Herbert Tato Nyirenda works currently as a Public Health Lecturer and Researcher at the Copperbelt University. To mark Zambia Independence Day, a national holiday which marks the independence of the country from the United Kingdom in 1964, we recently interviewed Tato to find out a little more about him, his experience with RECIRCULATE and how […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Felly Mugizi Tusiime

Felly

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

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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