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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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When scientists meet entrepreneurship!

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In this blog, Dr Priscilla Ntriwaa Otuo and Anthony N-yelkabong, two researchers from RECIRCULATE’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Work Package, share their experiences of how entrepreneurship affects science, and scientists One question that the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE project has posed is how can we encourage scientists, researchers and academics to be entrepreneurial and innovative in tackling complex […]

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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – International Policy Webinar

The 2021 PARTICIPATE programme kicked off on 25th January with a webinar exploring some of the challenges and opportunities for environmental researchers interfacing with policy in Africa. Hosted by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar featured specialists from Kenya, Ghana, Malawi and the UK. Each guest-speaker shared their experience of working with […]

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Advisory Board “virtual” meeting

The RECIRCULATE Advisory Board met online over two days (19th and 21st January 2021), chaired by Dr Ahmed Hamdy, the Executive Director of the African Union, Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU/STRC). All other Board members were in attendance virtually from Kansas City in the east, to Nairobi in the west for the meeting which […]

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RECIRCULATE newsletter launched

This month, the RECIRCULATE team launched a newsletter which will be distributed monthly and will feature project news and upcoming events from the UK, Ghana, Nigeria and beyond. The January edition of the newsletter highlighted research progress our work packages achieved in 2020 as well as capacity building activity. Some of the most notable events […]

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RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange Workshop

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With increasing dry-spells and irregular rainfall patterns, as a result of climate change, coupled with rapid increase in bio-waste generation, there is the need for finding more innovative, efficient and conservative farming methods and technologies to properly manage water and nutrient resources while protecting the environment. As part of research under RECIRCULATE WP3, CSIR Water […]

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