It was a great honor for DUCE to host researchers from University of Stirling, United Kingdom. The delegates visited DUCE in June 2022 for meetings and discussions on their current project.
The delegates were accommodated by their fellow scholars from DUCE. Speaking during the brief meeting, the former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Emiliana Mwita said the delegates are engaging in a project titled “Sustainable Plastic Attitudes to Benefit Communities and their Environments (SPACES).
She further said that SPACES intends to develop a sustainable framework for minimizing impact of plastic waste that poses a wide range of negative impact on human health and well-being.
The delegation comprised Prof. Richard Quilliam (PI), Prof. David Oliver and Ms. Hanner White. Briefing in the short meeting, Prof. Quilliam said that the World is currently witnessing piles of plastic waste being generated in different contexts, particularly in the lower middle income countries of Sub-Saharan Africa where Tanzania and Malawi have been cited in the project as case studies.
Speaking during the event, the Deputy Principal (ARC), Dr. Christina Raphael disclosed that the College is enthusiastically waiting for the findings of the project. She requested the team to look for more opportunities or similar projects that are likely to support more researchers.