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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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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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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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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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