Participate with RECIRCULATE: International Research Communications Webinar

Wednesday 24 February 2021, 11:00am to 1:00pm

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Venue

Online event (register to receive MS Teams link) , Lancaster , United Kingdom

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students

Registration

Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

Register via Eventbrite

Registration closes on 23rd February

Event Details

As part of PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE's 'Communications` month, this webinar will explore challenges and best practices for communicating research work across the communities and the wider audience and will highlight the progress of the RECIRCULATE project.

There is no arguing that there exist huge gaps between academic research and industry in many African countries providing a reason for an urgent need to design policy tools, knowledge transfer programmes and pathway-to-impact models to ensure a new era of impact-oriented research in African countries, driven by providing STI-backed solutions to actual problems. This is a strategic push that is needed to support the process of change from a ‘publish or perish’ agenda to a ‘publish and impact’ agenda in African research.

The objectives of this Communications Webinar therefore include:

1. To highlight the objectives and progress of the UK Government-funded Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) RECIRCULATE and the ACTUATE Project and the projects progress so far in Africa.

2. To explore the challenges and opportunities for the ‘effective communication of research’ in Africa.

3. To celebrate the achievements and successes of different young Africans who have been impacted by the capacity building and communication and engagement strategy elements of the projects.

4. To provide an opportunity for further communication and engagement with current and new stakeholders in different African countries for future collaborations, investments and development work.

Speakers

Dr Nicholas Ozor

Odon Akanimo

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

Paul Nigel

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

Peggy Ama Donkor

Roy Manoj

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

Ugochi Oluigbo

Contact Details

Name RECIRCULATE Project
Email

recirculate@lancaster.ac.uk

Website

http://recirculate.global/participate/communications/