He is a Chartered Engineer and Associate Professor in Engineering for Sustainable Development at De Montfort University. Muyiwa brings his expertise and experience from previously leading Royal Academy of Engineering funded GCRF projects on plastic management in Low and Middle Income Countries ( Bottle House and Circular Plastic) to lead the network. He will be working with technology and innovation hubs across Africa to appraise existing Digital Innovations for Plastic Waste Management in order to identify opportunities for novel business models, changing the policy landscape, and funding/investment.
He is co-founder and CEO of Co-Creation Hub and CEO of iHub. He is committed to solving pressing social problems in Africa. Bosun will be providing leadership from the innovation and technology perspective.
He is a startup ecosystem builder, Executive Director and co-founder of BongoHive, an award-winning innovation and technology hub based in Lusaka, Zambia that is changing the landscape of innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. He brings leadership and his insights from the Southern Africa perspective.
He is Head of Design and Lecturer in Product Design at Aston University. He has research interest in developing tools and approaches to improve the design of products distributed in low-income countries. He brings his expertise in co-creation and user-centred design for emerging economies.
He is a Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources at Chatham House. He brings his expertise on the global transition to a circular economy within the context of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) systems and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as specific expertise on policies and innovative civil society initiatives for plastic waste reduction and recycling from India, China, The Philippines and Nigeria.
He is the Head of Environmental Sustainability Theme of Sustainable Cities Global Research Priorities at the University of Warwick. His research explores numerical and experimental methods for tracking pollution in the environment. He brings his network and expertise in citizen science to the DITCh Plastic network.
He is a research fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Centre, and Associate Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa. His research has been driven by an interest in sustainable infrastructure, and he teaches power and energy related courses while facilitating local industrial collaboration and international research activities. He brings his expertise and network from two GLOBAL Leap awards focused on recycling plastics and employing them in re-purposing of lithium-ion battery cells from solar e-waste.
She Is a learning and development coordinator promoting Social Enterprise at BongoHive. She is passionate about environmental sustainability and the circular economy. She is also the founder of a tech startup called Ulubuto that aims to promote the culture of recycling through a reward system. She brings her perspective of what startups like hers go through , trying to incorporate technology into the circular economy.
He is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at De Montfort University. He brings his expertise on innovation in Africa to the DITCh Plastic Network. He will deploy his expertise to work with the project’s industry partners to set up a digital aggregator website to support the circular plastic economy. He will also be drawing on his past experience to help organise the international conference bringing together a whole spectrum of stakeholders together to chart a new course for plastic waste management in Africa.
He is the acting Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Systems, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, University of Lagos. He brings his expertise in user information behaviour, collaboration systems and knowledge management as well as his experience of managing several digital innovation projects.
She is a Senior Researcher and Head of the Life Sciences Division of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre University of Namibia. She brings her expertise in the sustainable management of the environment and natural resources as well as a wide network of various stakeholders including Government Ministries, NGOs and local communities
She is an Associate Professor at De Montfort University. She has worked and continues to work on a wide range of research projects where she has taken on roles such as Principal Investigator, Lead Evaluator as well as being part of the coordination team. Her main interest is in understanding the social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies in both the Global North and the Global South. She brings to the DITCh project her expertise in ICT for development, ethics, and more importantly ICT policies in relation to gender, to ensure that outcomes and policy recommendations promote the interests of both women and men.
He is Technical Director at Plastic Oceans UK. Following a 25-year career with the Environment Agency leading environmental protection, waste management and flood risk, Geoff joined Plastic Oceans in 2014 to lead on the science and policy behind the Foundation’s ground-breaking film A Plastic Ocean. He is passionate about helping to solve the plastic crisis, through better governance and citizen engagement, improved infrastructure and using the best science to guide decision making. Geoff is also a published scientist with papers on diverse topics as endocrine disruption, major pollution investigations, flood resilience and environmental standards. He brings his broad expertise and experience to the DITCh plastic network.
He is the Projects Lead at BongoHive, and has a background in Electronics Engineering. In his role as Projects Lead at BongoHive, he facilitates client acquisition, project design and management processes, with an inclination towards technology-driven corporate innovation and pipeline building for the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. He brings his experience in Design Innovation, an area he is passionate about.