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2020 Annual Meeting goes virtual

Photo montage 2020 virtual meeting

The RECIRCULATE 2020 Annual meeting, originally scheduled to be hosted by the University of Benin, Nigeria, was conducted as a series of online events due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Each of the RECIRCULATE research workpackage teams and the project administrative team produced recorded updates detailing activity in the last 12 months. The ACTUATE project also […]

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Encouraging Researchers to Think Outside the Box

Plug & play montage

Can you ‘Plug & Play’ entrepreneurial thinking into any situation? I have been asking myself this question recently because I keep being presented with opportunities to design and deliver programmes in a wide range of settings with the common theme of stimulating an entrepreneurial mindset. That’s partly because I am part of the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE […]

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What’s Gender got to do with Innovation?

Members of the WINA network

Working together to understand why and how women are overlooked as innovators in Africa The United Nations define the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a “…. call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet”. The shared responsibility to take action is very clear in […]

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Entrepreneurial Thinking in practice, in Zambia

KCM workshop attendees

One of the joys of RECIRCULATE is its interdisciplinary nature, which allow us to develop meaningful connections and engage with key societal stakeholders such as research users, industry and academia. A powerful illustration of such interdisciplinary is the connection WP1 has established, nurtured and supported with Dr Glenda Kasonde, Head of Environment and Sustainability Assurance […]

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation capacity building workshop starts in Nairobi

Nairobi E&I workshop group photo

Over 60 delegates from 10 African countries (Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Niger and Uganda) and the UK assembled in Nairobi, Kenya for the third edition of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (RECIRCULATE Workpackage 1) capacity building training event. Dr Nicholas Ozor, Executive Director, African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), welcomed visitors to […]

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RECIRCULATE WP1 LUG team at WACEE ’19

The Lancaster University Ghana WP1 team exhibited at the WACEE Conference in Accra, Ghana. This is one of the largest gatherings of stakeholders in the circular economy ecosystem including policy makers, industry, social entrepreneurs and experts. The RECIRCULATE project stand gained a lot of attention and visits considering that we were the only research project […]

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Power ladies

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[Taken from original article on Lancaster Environment Centre website] When Dr Nellie Kangwa was a young child she asked her father if she could become a boy, because she thought that being a woman in Zambia was just full of grief. Nellie is one of four female entrepreneurs from the Women Innovators Network for Africa (WINA) […]

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RECIRCULATE Ambassador hosts session at Young Water Professionals Conference

IYWPC group picture

Following on from his 2018 residency in Lancaster, Jacob Amengor, Assistant Water Quality Assurance Officer at Ghana Water Company Limited, with the support of the RECIRCULATE project, co-hosted a session at the International Water Association’s 2019 Conference Empowering Future Water Leaders: A Conference for Young Leaders, by Young Leaders held in Toronto in June 2019. […]

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A Social Entrepreneurship Day at Halton Mill

RECIRCULATE residents visiting Halton Mill

Residences provided colleagues who have attended workshops the opportunity to spend up to eight weeks working in Lancaster alongside the UK-based team. The nature of these residences had a common structure in combining formal support and training with hands-on peer-to-peer learning. WP 1 organised catch up lunches and thematic visits on a weekly basis. This […]

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