Community and media engagement event in Accra, Ghana

Community engagement

On 27th April 2021, the “Water for Health & Sanitation” team in Ghana organised a community and media engagement event to highlight key activities being undertaken in the Gbegbeyise community and to donate hand washing facilities to enhance hygiene as part of the intervention package under the RECIRCULATE project. As part of the project activities, […]

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RECIRCULATE researcher presents at FST Science week

FST Science week

Saanu Victoria Obatusin, a graduate researcher within the “Water for Energy Production” workpackage team, delivered an oral presentation at the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) Science Week 2021. She gave a talk on the research theme “Resource recovery from waste: Optimizing anaerobic digestion to produce clean energy and safe organic fertiliser” during the PhD […]

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Establishing new research collaborations within Ghana

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After his 2018 Lancaster University residency, Dr Ebenezer Annan-Afful returned to his role as Senior Research Scientist at CSIR-Crops Research Institute in Kumasi, Ghana with a renewed vigour to develop new research collaborations back home. The RECIRCULATE project supported him in putting his ideas into action. After the 2018 RECIRCULATE residency, Ebenezer shared: “An integral […]

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Promoting Eco-Innovation with the Africa Union

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As part of the work programme “Driving environmental protection through eco-innovation systems to build human capital and green economy in Africa”, the African Union Scientific Technical Research Commission (AU-STRC) organised a virtual workshop on the topic of “Waste Management and Bioenergy Challenges and Opportunities for Bioenergy through Waste Management”. The workshop took place over two […]

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ACTUATE training workshop for smallholder farmers

ACTUATE workshop

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at University of Benin in collaboration with Lancaster University and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the funders of the ACTUATE project, organised an ACTUATE Stakeholders Engagement/ Training Workshop for Small Holder Farmers on Resource Recovery from Waste on Friday, 28th May, 2021. One of the main objectives of ACTUATE […]

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International Sustainable Development Goals webinar

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In June 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and more specifically how the project workpackages are addressing SDGs in Ghana and Nigeria. On 24th June our International SDGs webinar posed the question “How have RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE aligned with and fulfilled the SDGs?” to explore opportunities and challenges in […]

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RECIRCULATE researcher presents at SSSN’21

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Valerie Ifeyinwa Ofili Edosa, a graduate researcher within the “Water for energy production” workpackage based at University of Benin, presented a paper titled “Comparative effects of conventional fertilizers and anaerobic digestate of food waste-cattle rumen on performance of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) and soil properties changes” at the 45th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society […]

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RECIRCULATE’s place-based education informs new research

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Kathleen Burke, a RECIRCULATE network member and a graduate researcher at the House of Innovation within the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), alongside Erik Merkus & Cristina Clerici, hraduate researchers at the Department of Economics at SSE, secured funding from the Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (MISUM) for research on place-based education to promote sustainability, […]

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University of Benin Vice Chancellor visit


The Vice Chancellor of University of Benin, Professor Lilian Imuetinyan Salami, visited the RECIRCULATE and ACTUATE projects on Monday 7th June 2021. The Vice Chancellor received a  first-hand update and on-the-spot assessment of both projects. She was accompanied by the principal officers Professor David Nosakhare Izekor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of University of Benin; […]

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PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE – An International Entrepreneurship Symposium

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In May 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was capacity building. On 20th May we held our International Entrepreneurship Symposium which showcased our Stimulating Entrepreneurial Thinking in Scientists (SETS) programme”, exploring the opportunities in co-designing and co-developing an online entrepreneurship programme for African scientists and researchers. Moderated by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE […]

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