What’s your goal?


The theme for our PARTICIPATE programme in June 2021 was the UN Sustainable Development Goals and so we took the opportunity to ask the RECIRCULATE family across more than 10 countries to tell us which two SDGs they currently most closely align with professionally and which two SDGs they aspire to address in future and […]

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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’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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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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Spotlight interview – Dr Joanne Larty

Joanne Larty

Dr Joanne Larty is the work package lead for Entrepreneurship and Innovation [WP1] on the RECIRCULATE project. She is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Lancaster University Management School. In her previous career, she worked as an IT consultant and then moved into marketing and became a Marketing Manager […]

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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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Spotlight interview – Dr Bokani Mtengi

Dr Bokani Mtengi

Dr Bokani Mtengi is a Lecturer in the department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications engineering at Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) since 2018. Dr Mtengi earned both her PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2015) and MEng in Electrical Engineering (2010) degrees from Howard University and a BEng (2004) in Biomedical Engineering […]

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Spotlight interview – Dr Patience Ifeyinwa Opata

Dr Patience Ifeyinwa Opata

Dr Patience Ifeyinwa Opata is a Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness and Marketing at University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).  She is currently teaching courses in agricultural business and marketing at graduates and undergraduates levels at UNN.  Her research interest includes transformation of agriculture from subsistence to market oriented production through access to input and output market […]

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Spotlight interview – Edna Kabala-Litana

Edna Kabala-Litana

Edna Kabala-Litana is an Economist who holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Botswana and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics with Development Studies from the University of Zambia. She also holds a professional diploma in Trade Policy and Development from the National Board of Trade, Sweden. Edna additionally holds a professional […]

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Breaking Silos Through RECIRCULATE

RECIRCULATE resident Jacob Amengor shares his experience of how his involvement in the project is helping him bring clean water and sanitation to rural communities in Ghana. The United Nations considers access to clean water and sanitation to be a basic human right. Sadly, that right is still unavailable to many people living in low […]

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