24 October 2017
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Dear All,
Greetings from Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) www.ranlab.org

In partnership with UN WOMEN, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is implementing a project on equipping communities in Northern Uganda (Gulu and Kitgum Districts) and partners with skills directed towards the use of innovative approaches in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG).

The West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (WA RILab), hosted by the School of Medicine and Heath Sciences of the University for Development Studies, which is part of the continent-wide ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) – www.ranlab.org led by Makerere University in Uganda organized a pitching session for selected CRID4FAL Grant Call applicants on the 18th March 2017. This engagement was held at the Radach Hotel, Tamale Ghana to further guide the process to select innovative solutions to benefit from SEED  funding opportunities at RAN. The event brought together over 60 participants.

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rapid urbanization has caused so many problems in the Senegalese town of Tivaouane-Peulh that the government and aid providers don't know where to direct their limited resources.

As a follow-up to the Deliberative Polling (DP) Exercise held in one of the suburbs in Dakar, Senegal http://www.ranlab.org/deliberative-polling-dp-in-dakar-senegal and http://www.ranlab.org/deliberative-polling-for-tivaoune-peul-launched-in-west-africa, the West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (RILab) hosted by the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Northern Ghana and one of the labs under the Makerere University School of Public Health Resilient Africa Network (RAN) in partnership with Stanford University one of RAN’s core partners supporting the Innovation and community consultation process and the University of Dakar, a network plus partner convened key stakeholders for the dissemination of the results from the first ever Deliberative Poll earlier held in Senegal.

To effectively tap into the immense innovation potential of students in solution development, ResilientAfrica Network – West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (RAN WARILab) is pleased to announce WARILabYouth Spark Innovation Grants (YSiG+) which will recognize and support promising and creative ideas from students at University for Development Studies, Ghana. The best ideas will receive grants ranging from $1,000 – $5,000 to further develop and refine their ideas.

ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) - West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (WA RILab) is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design for Food Security and Diversified Livelihoods in the face of Rapid Urbanization (CRID4FAL) Grants. Are you working on an innovative idea or approach that has the potential to strengthen the resilience of communities dealing with rapid urbanization? The CRID4FAL call is sourcing innovative ideas that can contribute to resilience building in areas affected by recurrent effects of rapid urbanization.

ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) secretariat, through the West African Resilience Innovation Lab (WA RILab) in partnership with the University of Development Studies, Tamale campus hosted and delivered a 4 days (August 8th – 11th) jam packed capacity building session for the YSiG innovation teams on M&E, design thinking, business modeling, and MKITS. This session was crowned with an Exhibition of innovative solutions from the community on August 12th 2016 at the International Conference Center.

Announcing and inviting you to apply to share your innovation at TechCon2016!
We are pleased to announce TechCon 2016 a convening scheduled November 10-12, 2016 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in the Boston area USA.

ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)-Horn of Africa Resilience Innovation Lab(HoA RILab) is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design for Recurrent Effects of Drought (CRID4RED) Grants. Are you working on an innovative idea or approach that has the potential to strengthen the resilience of communities dealing with drought? The CRID4RED call is sourcing innovative ideas that can contribute to resilience building in areas affected by recurrent effects of drought such as the Borana Zone of Southern Ethiopia.

Apply now and join the team innovating real time to address communities’ most pressing challenges.

ResilientAfrica Network’s (RAN) Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RI Lab) at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda is pleased to invite you to apply for its Resilience Innovation Challenge 4 Conflict (RIC4CONF).

This call focuses on the sourcing, developing, and scaling of transformative technologies and approaches that will strengthen resilience to shocks and stresses that arise from chronic conflict and its effects.

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