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Governing Plastics Network

The Governing Plastics Network was jointly created by the University of Nairobi in Kenya and the University of Surrey in the UK, and is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Since the Network was established, we have broadened our reach, creating new projects with partners across Europe, East Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil and Australia. Research across our projects is funded by the UKRI/GCRF, AHRC, EPSRC and UGPN.

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Upcoming Virtual Sand Box meeting - a first chance to see the Network's research findings

Please join us at the Governing Plastic Network's virtual sandbox meeting to be held online on Wednesday 9th June at 2.30-4.30pm UK time (4.30-6.30pm EAT).  The meeting is free to attend and will highlight key research findings from recently completed case studies on the nexus between the concepts of communication and legal framework in the contexts of plastics governance in 6 African nations and the Caribbean.

The virtual room will open at 2:15 UK time (4.15 EAT) for the online registration and sound-check.  Please see the media page for details and a full programme.

To join the workshop please click the zoom link below:

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In the second of two videos, Ms Tisungeni Kaime of the Catholic University of Malawi focuses on overcoming the chal…
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Please join us online at the network's free virtual sandbox event at 2.30pm (UK) on the 9th of June for a first loo…
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A wealth of articles and policy documents related to plastic governance can be found here in the network's searchable document repository, providing a forum for knowledge and information exchange.

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To receive information about our activities and research, sign up to join the Governing Plastics Network.

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  • Telephone: 20-2247968/318262 Ext 28364
  • Address: Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi