ACTUATE will co-deliver two community-based pilot demonstration bioenergy systems in Ghana and Nigeria that will support an accelerated uptake of a safe circular water economy connecting waste, human health and energy, food and soil security. It will to grow transformational impact from the current Lancaster GCRF funded portfolio with West African partners and provide practical evidence that working with, in and for communities will deliver the most sustainable solutions for waste management in sub-Saharan Africa. It will employ a living lab approach.