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Dear RAN Friends,
 
Thank you all for the continued support!
We are happy to share with you a collection of stories on events, knowledge generation and sharing opportunities, open challenges among others for the month of February 2016. Moving to scale, join the US Global Development Lab, Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) and their partners to further support innovations as solutions to communities’ most pressing challenges that present in the form of shocks and stresses.  Access the innovation profiles and full stories (through the Full Story button on this Bulletin) at www.ranlab.org.
 
“Solutions through Innovation”

 The RAN Team

Dexis Consulting Group at RAN

Part of the RAN Team led by Prof. William Bazeyo, RAN Chief of Party pose for a group photo with the Dexis Consulting Group at the RAN Innovation Lab on Monday February 8, 2016. The Dexis Consulting Group engaged with RAN, partners, innovators  and beneficiaries among others through out the week to gather insights to inform the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) Evaluation.
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2nd Business Modeling Workshop and Documentation M-KITS Training for the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RI Lab) Grantees
For close to 4 years now, the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) has been incubating a cohort of 12 innovation projects with a total of up to 60 multidisciplinary team members. Through RAN’s comprehensive support system, the team has successfully worked with innovators through Needfinding, prototyping and testing their innovation prototypes in target communities.
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2016 Technovation Challenge

Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)  is excited to share about the launch of the 2016 National Technovation Challenge-Tuesday, February 9, 2016.The Technovation Challenge gives an opportunity to young ladies to develop solutions to address communities’ most pressing challenges. These ideas/innovations are solicited from different disciplines ranging from Health, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Education and ICT among others. All ideas are welcome!

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ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Quantitative Data Analysis Workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Quantitative Data Analysis Workshop took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The workshop was held from February 15 to 26, 2016. In attendance were representatives from the four RAN Resilience Innovation Labs including; Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RI Lab) represented by Dr. Simon Kasasa, a statistician and faculty at Makerere University School of Public Health offering RAN  consultancy expertise, West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (WA RI Lab) represented by Mr. Dennis Chirawurah the Director WA RI Lab, Southern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (SA RI Lab) represented by Prof. Lekan Ayo-Yusuf the SA RI Lab Director and Horn of Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (HoA RI Lab) represented by Prof. Argaw Ambelu, a faculty at Jima University and consultant in the RI Lab
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Advancing Innovations Workshop in partnership with Stanford University Change Labs

Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network in partnership with Stanford Change Labs  hosted a 4-day workshop at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RI Lab).
Drawing from Stanford University Change Labs’ rich facilitation style, this workshop was engaging and packed with hands-on sessions. The workshop kicked off with a warm up session where all participants shared about a colleague’s biggest achievement to bring all up to speed but most importantly create a tense free workshop environment.

 
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The Resilience Innovation Challenge for Conflict (RIC4CONF) Grants call is open until April 11, 2016!

The 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) www.grants.ranlab.org.

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. In particular, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is looking to catalyze and incentivize the development of solutions that will impact agricultural production and markets, enhance skill building in education curriculum, as well as livelihood diversification and financial inclusion.

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Resilience Innovation Challenge 4 Conflict (RIC4CONF) Grants Call

Resilience Innovation Challenge 4 Conflict (RIC4CONF) 1st Webinar

The RAN Team held the 1st Resilience Innovation Challenge 4 Conflict (RIC4CONF) Webinar on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM EAT. This webinar remotely provided additional information and guidance to applicants. It was also an opportunity for the potential applicants to ask questions and receive instant responses from the comfort of their rooms in an effort to further support the application process. Remember, the deadline for submission of applications is April 11, 2016, at 11:59 pm EAT. To apply and for details, please visit: www.grants.ranlab.org

Access the recording here https://www.youtube.com/user/ResilientAfrica/featured 

8th RAN Innovation Garage

It was on a hot and humid Friday afternoon of February 26, 2016 when Makerere University School of Public Health Resilient Africa Network (RAN) held the 8th Edition of the RAN Monthly Innovation Garage. This was one of those unique sessions where both English and Luganda (Local language in central Uganda) were used to clearly and effectively communicate. The hands-on engagement which attracted 40 participants happened within the community at the Innovation Consortium Limited premises in Bweyogerere, one of the suburbs outside the Kampala business center in Uganda.
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