Spotlight interviews

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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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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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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