COP26: Circular Solutions webinar

COP26 webinar

In October 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was COP26 and more specifically circular solutions for Africa. On 21st October our COP26: Circular Solutions webinar posed the question “How can eco-innovation deliver sustainable development in Africa?” exploring African perspectives on the potential for eco-innovation. Moderated by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar […]

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RECIRCULATE leaders present at UNGA76 Science Summit


The RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE projects were represented at the UNGA76 Science Summit by Prof. Kirk Semple (Director RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE), Dr Akan Odon (Africa Strategy Adviser), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye (Nigerian Lead for RECIRCULATE) and Dr Felly Mugizi Tusiime (Head of Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability, AFRII). Lancaster University`s eco-innovation model was showcased alongside with the […]

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RECIRCULATE researcher presents at GHTM session


The RECIRCULATE “Entrepreneurship & Innovation” workpackage Senior Researcher Associate, Dr Joana Pais Zózimo, was invited to deliver a talk at the University Nova, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT), on 15th June 2021 under the Global Health and Tropical Medicine Research Centre sessions. The series is part of a wider initiative encouraged and led […]

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RECIRCULATE Annual Meeting 2021

Annual Meeting 2021

The RECIRCULATE/ACTUATE Annual Meeting for 2021 was held over 3 days in late September 2021. The Annual Meeting, originally intended to be hosted by the University of Benin in Nigeria, had a different format to both the 2019 and 2020 meetings, with 2019 being a completely face-to-face meeting and 2020 being completely online. The 2021 meeting had a hybrid format, with 3 venues for each […]

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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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Knowledge Exchange for Behaviour Change Communication (BCC)


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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Women in Research & Innovation webinar

WRI webinar

In July 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was the Women Innovators Network in Africa (WINA) programme, and more specifically women in research & innovation. On 29th July our webinar explored opportunities and challenges for African women in research & innovation. Moderated by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar featured experts […]

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RECIRCULATE researchers at British Council COP26 Briefings


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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