Posts listing activities under the participate programme

Spotlight interview – Jackson Phiri

Jackson Phiri

Jackson Phiri is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA), currently employed as a Management Accountant at The Copperbelt University (CBU). To mark the Zambia Farmers’ Day, a national public holiday observed on the first Monday in August to celebrate the contribution and work […]

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Spotlight interview – Ethel Cofie

Ethel Cofie

Ethel Cofie is the CEO and founder of EDEL Technology Consulting, an IT consulting company, and also the founder of Women in Tech Africa, Africa’s largest network for women in tech. Dr Akanimo Odon recently interviewed Ethel to find out a little more about her and her experience as a power lady and innovator. Please […]

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Spotlight interview – Nina Ani

Nina Ani

Nina Ani is the CEO and founder of Avenam Links International Limited, one of the leading renewable energy companies in Nigeria promoting “waste-to-wealth” and delivering renewable energy. The company has successfully constructed over 30 biogas projects in Nigeria, using different organic waste for various gas applications (electricity, heat and cooking gas), implemented several solar PV […]

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Spotlight interview – Gift Kadzamira

Gift Kadzamira

Gift Kadzamira is the Director of Documentation and Information Services at the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST), Malawi with over 10 years of experience in information, knowledge management and librarianships. She also holds a Bachelor`s degree from University of Malawi and a Master`s degree from Robert Gordon University in Scotland. To mark the […]

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Spotlight interview – Kondwani Wella

kondwani wella

Kondwani Wella is a librarian at Kamuzu University of Health Science (KUHeS), formerly Kamuzu College of Nursing, and a two-time graduate of University of Malawi. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master`s degree in Computer Science. Kondwani was trained as a librarian at the Robert Gordon University in Scotland where he completed […]

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Spotlight interview – Mmoloki Makoba


Mmoloki Makoba is a graduate researcher at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) finalising her thesis on “Gasification of Botswana Coal for Synthetic Gas Production”. She is leading on two funded projects: Electricity Generation from Botswana Coal, funded by Botswana Innovation Hub, and Production of Tar from Coal in BIUST, funded by […]

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Spotlight interview – Thapelo Shomana


Thapelo Shomana is a graduate researcher and teaching instructor at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) coordinating various modules in the Chemical, Materials & Metallurgical Engineering department. He also works as a research project coordinator for the “Beneficiation of Botswana coal for metallurgical purposes; waste plastic pyrolysis; design of poultry litter plant” […]

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Spotlight interview – Emmanuel Leslie Addae

Emmanuel Leslie Addae

Emmanuel Leslie Addae is a serial social entrepreneur and a chartered accountant by profession with 10 years` experience in managing and consulting for small and medium scale business in Ghana. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, development, capacity building, social change, digital innovations, ideas worth spreading and lastly creating solutions. Dr Akanimo Odon recently interviewed Emmanuel […]

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Spotlight Interview – Prof. Jess Davies

Jess Davies

Prof. Jess Davies is a Professor of Sustainability at Lancaster University and the Director of the Centre for Global Eco-innovation. She was originally trained as an engineer and in her PhD her research focused on developing new technologies that help make aircraft and other safety critical systems more reliable. For the past 10 years at […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves

Emmanuel Tsekleves

Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves is a senior lecturer in Health Design at ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University. He is also the convenor of Design Research Society Special Interest Group in Global Health and the co-director of the Future Cities Research Institute (Lancaster University, UK and Sunway University, Malaysia). Dr Akanimo Odon recently interviewed Emmanuel to find out a […]

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