Driving eco-innovation in Africa: capacity-building for a safe, circular water economy
Through a series of interactive workshops hosted by LU Ghana in Accra, Recirculate brings together researchers, businesses, and policy makers from different countries and a wide range of disciplines to facilitate knowledge exchange and engagement to really make a difference.
The collaboration is a £6.8M project funded by Research Councils UK through the Global Challenges Research Fund GCRF), and will tackle the issue of unsafe or unsuitable water. Currently 800 million people, half the population of Africa, live without adequate water. Recirculate will use the expertise and resources of Lancaster University, LU Ghana, the University of Benin, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, to find solutions to these challenges. These four partners formed the foundation of Recirculate, but already the initiative is helping to grow a larger Pan-African network of partnerships.
For more information on Recirculate, and for how to get in touch, please visit the dedicated Recirculate website.
Current PhD Research Projects
Optimising anaerobic digestion to produce sustainable energy from human, agricultural, and food waste streams.
A good job unfinished? How deficient infrastructure leads to ill-health through contaminated water in informal urban communities in Africa.
Understanding pathogen survival and mobility in soil-plant-food systems following organic waste application to land.
Resources recovery from wastes: production of safe and sustainable fertiliser from human, agricultural, and food waste streams.
The role of gender in University-Industry knowledge technology and exchange (KTE) ecosystems in West Africa and UK water economies.
"The RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange workshop showed me that we do not need to understand everything to make the first step. The sessions were very, very interactive. I have never been in a workshop like that!” - William Oduro, from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Ghana.