Monthly Archives: September 2021

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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RECIRCULATE researchers at Eurosoil Congress 2021


The RECIRCULATE “Water for Energy Production” research team contributed to the Eurosoil Congress 2021 – Connecting People and Soil with their study on nitrogen release from sundried anaerobic digestate in an acidic soil. The objective of Eurosoil 2021 is to bring together leading research scientists working on soil related topics and stakeholders dealing with issues […]

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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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Spotlight interview – Dr Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah

Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah

Dr Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah works as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ghana. She also has experience as a Research Scientist at Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and External Examiner at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). To mark Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, a Ghana national public holiday observed to […]

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