The Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Bulletin
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Joint Innovation, Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop at the RAN Secretariat
The Joint Innovation Management, Monitoring and Evaluation workshop took place August 3-8, 2015 at the Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Innovation Lab in collaboration with one of RAN’s core partners ChangeLabs, Stanford University in the USA. The workshop’s primary purpose was to review the RAN Impact Potential Methodology with a focus on its implications for innovation management and RAN/Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) indicators to which it contributes. Read the full story here.
The 2nd Intervention Strategy Workshop (ISW)
One of the key objectives of RAN is to identify and support the development of innovative solutions that will strengthen the resilience of communities affected by natural and man-made stresses. RAN is working through four resilience Innovation Labs (RI Labs) established across Africa to meet its objectives. The Eastern Africa RI Lab is focusing on addressing challenges of chronic conflict, climate change and their effects on livelihoods. Given the complexity of issues surrounding chronic conflict, RAN planned and held an Intervention Strategy Workshop (ISW) guided by the objective; to determine where best RAN can intervene and identify innovative solutions that have the potential to strengthen the resilience of communities affected by chronic conflict in East African region. Read the full story here.
1st Stakeholders Forum for Bringing Back Traditional Grains to the Dinner Table Project
On August 18, 2015, one of the Innovation projects under incubation in the Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab held their first Stakeholders Forum at the Golf Course Hotel, Kampala Uganda. This meeting attracted 40 participants of all walks including farmers, nutritionists, faculty, students, chefs, veterinary doctors, medical doctors, the media, and business entrepreneurs among others. Participants deliberated upon the different ways in which we can all be part of the noble cause of bringing back traditional grains to the dinner table as a way to increase resilience of community though crops that are only more drought tolerant also very nutritious and well suited to agro ecological conditions of Uganda. Read the full story here.
RAN Participates at the 41st GHACOF in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Makerere University School of Public Health - ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) participated in the 41st Greater Horn of Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 41) held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at the Kunduchi Beach Hotel. RAN was represented by Dr. Julius Ssentongo, the Program Coordinator Eastern Africa resilience Innovation Lab and Jude Mukundane one of the lead innovators under the RootIO community radio project. The team delivered a succinct joint presentation entitled “Connecting grassroots to early warning information through innovations: A case of RootIO”. Read the full story here.
ISW/CRID Workshop on Internal Displacement in Somalia
RAN’s Horn of Africa RI Lab is currently focusing on addressing challenges of internal displacement as a result of the conflict in Somalia. The ISW/CRID Workshop held August 24-28, 2015 in Crowne Plaza, Nairobi Kenya focused to design high impact innovation pathways to address the challenge of Internal Displacement in Somalia. Given the complexity of issues surrounding this challenge, RAN planned to hold this Intervention Strategy Workshop (ISW) followed by a Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design (CRID) Workshop so as to objectively determine where best to intervene and identify innovative solutions that have the potential to strengthen the resilience of communities affected by internal displacement in Somalia. Read the full story here.
Enhancing knowledge sharing with the RAN Student Interns
The Social-Media training session was conducted using an interactive kind of approach to practically demonstrate the vast functionalities of the different social media platforms. The intention of this was for the attendees to showcase their skills in the different social media platforms to their fellow counterparts. Stepping out of the crowd as volunteers for the Twitter and Facebook run-throughs were Byomuhangi Owen, Okello Emmanuel respectively and Lorna Maria leading the blogging session. Read the full story here.
RAN Innovation Garage getting bigger!
The 3rd  RAN Innovation Monthly Garage was successfully held on Friday August 28, 2015 starting 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Makerere University School of Public Health - ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Innovation space. The interactive, knowledge creation and sharing opportunity   attracted 33 participants. The garage hosted innovators of the RAPID Solar Agricultural produce Dryer under incubation in the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab.  Read the full story here.
Meet the Innovator - Dr. Eng. Bainomugisha
It is enriching being part of the trickle-down effect. Collaboration is key in the success of any business, initiative and institution among others. Makerere University School of Public Health - ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is proud to bring you Dr. Engineer Bainomugisha, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the School of Computing & IT – Makerere University, the recipient of the a one-year Spring 2015 Development Impact Lab (DIL) Innovate Grant award to support the project entitled “Participatory Road Infrastructure Monitoring”. Opportunities like the DIL Innovate Grant are extended to the wider Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) development labs which the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is part of.  Read the full story here.
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  1. The One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA), will hold its 2nd International One Health Conference at Speke Resort Munyonyo 16-20 November, 2015 under the theme “Strategic Approach to Global Health Security through One Health Innovation: Vision 2035.” Details here.
  2. Ebola Response, Recovery and Resilience by USAID Global Development Alliance APS Addendum. Deadline: November 18, 2015. Details here.
  3. Feed the Future Ebola Recovery Partnership by USAID Global Development Alliance APS Addendum. Deadline: December 22, 2015. Details here.
  4. DIV looks for compelling new solutions in a year-round competition, rigorously tests them, and helps scale those that are proven successful to reach millions of beneficiaries around the world. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Details here.
  5. The Higher Education Partnerships for Innovation and Impact (HEPII) is a new mechanism developed by the U.S. Agency for International Development to strengthen human and institutional capacity within higher education institutions in USAID partner countries and to achieve USAID development impact through their rigorous research capabilities. Details here.
  6. The Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE is a global competition challenging teams of engineers, developers and innovators to create mobile applications for existing smart devices that result in the greatest increase in literacy skills among participating adult learners in just 12 months. Details here.
  7. Do not miss the regular Innovation Garage sessions at RAN.
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