Driving eco-innovation in Africa: capacity-building for a safe, circular water economy
Lancaster University and LU Ghana are working together along with African businesses and researchers to develop and deliver safe and sustainable water use.
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.
"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.