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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Funding Webinar

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In March 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was funding, and more specifically research funding. On 29th March our International Funding Webinar answered the question “Can Africa fund its own research?” by exploring challenges and opportunities for “effective funding of research” in Africa and showcasing the principles for winning international funding. Moderated by Dr Akan Odon […]

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A new world…

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In this blog, developed from her highly commended entry to the FLOW “Write a Blog” competition”, Dr Noimot Abisola Balogun reflects on one positive lesson from a very hard year. For Africa, effective communications among the actors in the research value chain had long been a headache for health strategists like me – until 2019. […]

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The birth of an idea

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Prof. Alastair Martin shares his personal journey as a chemical engineer into RECIRCULATE, and how the idea of “safe digestate” is coming to life through the project. Roughly half of the world population- those of us who are lucky enough to live with water sufficiency- probably don’t fully appreciated how completely reliant we all are […]

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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Research Communications Webinar


In February 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was communication, and more specifically research communication. On 24th February our International Research Communications Webinar explored challenges and best practices for communicating research work across the communities and the wider audience. Hosted by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar featured specialists from Kenya, […]

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Can science speak our language?


Their Language, our language. In her winning entry to The FLOW “Write a blog” competition, Ugochi Oluigbo writes about the difficulty of getting the academia, policy makers, industry and communities in one room to just talk. She believes the language of communication is the problem as scientific findings are usually hard for the non scientific […]

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Science communication: You sabi say nobi evri bodi sabi speak did oyibo, Yen nyinaa enka brofo!

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In recognition of International Mother Language Day, Nigel Paul reflects on the experience of the RECIRCULATE team in addressing the challenge of science communication to stakeholders in their own language. Over recent months RECIRCULATE and its sister-projects have highlighted several “International days” relevant to our projects, and there are more to come. 8th March is […]

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