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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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My RECIRCULATE story: Putting the theory in to practice in Zambia – Part Two

WINA Ladies - LU Ghana Visit

WINA ladies luncheon – LU Ghana visit (please note that this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic) In her two-part blog, RECIRCULATE resident Glenda Kasonde shares her experience of how her involvement in the project has transformed her take on collaboration between industry, research organisations and professional networks. In the first part of my […]

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My RECIRCULATE story: Putting the theory in to practice in Zambia – Part One

SME Workshop - with WINA ladies

SME Workshop – with WINA ladies (please note that this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic) In her two-part blog, RECIRCULATE resident Glenda Kasonde shares her experience of how her involvement in the project has transformed her take on collaboration between industry, research organisations and professional networks. The FLOW is about all our “RECIRCULATE […]

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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

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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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