23 February 2018
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About WA RILab

What is WA RILab

The West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab is one of the four Sub-regional labs of the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) located at the University for Development Studies, School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Tamale, Ghana. The Lab has three Network Plus Universities, namely the University of Education, Winneba located in the coastal central region of Ghana, The University of Bamako, Science, Technique and Technology, located in Bamako, Mali and the University of Dakar, located in the city of Dakar in Senegal. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) located in Kumasi, Southern Ghana is being considered as the second in-country partner University.

The WA RILab thematic focus is Rapid Urbanization, Climate Change and Food Security. The study communities are located in five districts including Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, in Northern region, Kassena Nankana Municipal Assembly, Navrongo in the Upper East region and Ashaima Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra region in Ghana. The others are Peki in Dakar, Senegal and Tienbane in Bamako, Mali.

Who We Are

The West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (RILab WA) is part of the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), a 5-year Cooperative Agreement (November 2012 to March 2017) with USAID led by Makerere University. The RILab West Africa is hosted by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University for Development Studies in Tamale, and is one of 18 African universities united in their quest to bring faculty and students to work with communities to address development challenges. RILab WA has four Network plus partners; UCEW and KNUST (Ghana), UCAD (Senegal), and UoB (Mali)

What We Do

As part of the RAN network, RILab will source, incubate, test and scale up innovations that strengthen individual and system-wide capabilities and reduce vulnerabilities. Innovations will be defined and measured by a scientific, data-driven and evidenced-based resilience framework for Sub-Saharan Africa. As a network partner of RAN, our thematic areas include rapid urbanization, climate change and food security.

RAN Core Partners

   stanford  makerere

csis  GWU


Contact Us

West Africa Resilience Innovation lab
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University for Development Studies
P.O. Box 1883, Tamale, Northern Region

+233 0201391691, 0243507505

info @warilab.org