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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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2020 Annual Meeting goes virtual

Photo montage 2020 virtual meeting

The RECIRCULATE 2020 Annual meeting, originally scheduled to be hosted by the University of Benin, Nigeria, was conducted as a series of online events due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Each of the RECIRCULATE research workpackage teams and the project administrative team produced recorded updates detailing activity in the last 12 months. The ACTUATE project also […]

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The Power of Communities in Improving Sanitation

Public toilet in Jamestown Accra Ghana

RECIRCULATE research is clarifying the role of social capital in sanitation service provisioning in low-income urban communities Of the seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs) agreed by United Nations member states in 2015, SDG 6 (Ensure access to water and sanitation for all) highlights the role of safe sanitation services in improving health and well-being. In […]

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