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Spotlight interview – Dr Bokani Mtengi

Dr Bokani Mtengi

Dr Bokani Mtengi is a Lecturer in the department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications engineering at Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) since 2018. Dr Mtengi earned both her PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2015) and MEng in Electrical Engineering (2010) degrees from Howard University and a BEng (2004) in Biomedical Engineering […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Patience Ifeyinwa Opata

Dr Patience Ifeyinwa Opata

Dr Patience Ifeyinwa Opata is a Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness and Marketing at University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).  She is currently teaching courses in agricultural business and marketing at graduates and undergraduates levels at UNN.  Her research interest includes transformation of agriculture from subsistence to market oriented production through access to input and output market […]

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Spotlight interview – Edna Kabala-Litana

Edna Kabala-Litana

Edna Kabala-Litana is an Economist who holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Botswana and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics with Development Studies from the University of Zambia. She also holds a professional diploma in Trade Policy and Development from the National Board of Trade, Sweden. Edna additionally holds a professional […]

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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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Crossing Continents, Learning Together

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Powering Up Knowledge Exchange To Support The Global Goals The Growing Research Capability call of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) “…. was developed to grow research capacity around the globe and to strengthen and broaden skills and expertise to address specific challenges of developing regions and countries”. As a knowledge-exchange professional, when that […]

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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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RECIRCULATE Encourages Stakeholders to have their say on Water-Efficient Irrigation in Ghana

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Researchers and growers working together to co-design research for improved irrigation systems for sustainable food production For the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE project, working with stakeholders is central to the success of our research. The overall aim of the project is to help deliver some of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We recognise that we […]

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Encouraging Researchers to Think Outside the Box

Plug & play montage

Can you ‘Plug & Play’ entrepreneurial thinking into any situation? I have been asking myself this question recently because I keep being presented with opportunities to design and deliver programmes in a wide range of settings with the common theme of stimulating an entrepreneurial mindset. That’s partly because I am part of the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE […]

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What’s Gender got to do with Innovation?

Members of the WINA network

Working together to understand why and how women are overlooked as innovators in Africa The United Nations define the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a “…. call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet”. The shared responsibility to take action is very clear in […]

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Turning Waste into Energy & Safe Fertilizer in Nigeria

Composite image of waste, digesters, compost and tomatoes

RECIRCULATE research at UniBEN explores new approaches to biogas production and the circular water economy The vital role of energy supply in the development of any nation is recognised by “Affordable and Clean Energy” being one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG7).  It is easy to equate ‘energy’ with access to electricity, and […]

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