Monthly Archives: July 2021

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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Women in Research & Innovation webinar

WRI webinar

In July 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was the Women Innovators Network in Africa (WINA) programme, and more specifically women in research & innovation. On 29th July our webinar explored opportunities and challenges for African women in research & innovation. Moderated by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar featured experts […]

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RECIRCULATE researchers at British Council COP26 Briefings


On 7th July 2021, RECIRCULATE researchers participated in a COP26 online roundtable on Nature-based Solutions (NBS) in Africa and the Middle East organised by the British Academy as part of its COP26 Briefings. The roundtable involved scholars, policymakers, practitioners, as well as civil society organisations and businesses and was aimed at mapping NBS in Africa […]

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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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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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Establishing new research collaborations within Ghana

CSIR-KITA meeting

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

AU workshop logos

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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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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