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Engaging with the Bushenyi District Landslide hit communities

Given the scope of the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) operations, a team visited and interacted with the communities that were hit recently hit by landslides in Bushenyi district of Uganda. This visit and engagement was in an effort to further asses and appreciate the living conditions in the district given that this was the first landslide in this district.
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Closing the Year 2015 in an Innovation Garage!
ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) hosted the end of year 2015 Innovation Garage on Friday December 4, 2015 at the RAN Innovation Lab space on Plot 30 Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala Uganda. The Innovation Garage in partnership with the Innovation Consortium Limited aids bringing innovation to life.

Youth Spark Innovation Grants (#YSiG2015) Webinar

The YSiG webinar took place on December 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM EAT and 11 AM GMT.  The Webinar aimed at providing a detailed briefing about the Youth Spark Innovation Grants call to the potential applicants and general public.

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Back to Traditional Foods Innovation  cookery event and Gala Dinner @ Golf Course Hotel, Kampala Uganda

Innovations Team: Brining back traditional foods to the dinner table organized a superfoods cookery event and gala dinner on Friday December 11, 2015. The African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) and The Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS), in collaboration with Uganda counterparts Saladin Media and Africa Innovations Institute (AFRII) are spearheading an initiative to bring back traditional grains of sorghum and millet to the dinner table.

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Partnership with Afchix for a workshop at RAN

RAN under the RAN4Gals Program and in partnership with Women in Technology / AfChix hosted a half day Seminar on December 12, 2015 at the RAN Innovation Lab on Plot 30 Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala Uganda.

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The first Uganda Innovation Day in Partnership with the Social Innovation Academy (SINA)
Saturday December 12, 2015 saw the Social Innovation Academy (SINA) in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) host the 1st Uganda Innovation Day in Mpigi District, Uganda - near Nsamizi Institute. This event was guided by the Theme:  “Breaking Barriers towards Innovation” as a tool to tackle the unemployment challenge among the youth in Uganda.
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Partnership in the Leap Conference 2015
RAN partnered with The National Association of Student Enterprise (NASE) to host the Entrepreneurs' “Leap Conference” on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Fairway Hotel - Kampala Uganda. NASE with support from Kingston University, London teamed up with some stakeholders in Uganda including the National Chamber of Commerce,
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ChangeLabs Africa Event at Stanford University, California

The power of partnership and networking was demonstrated at the ChangeLabs Africa event held on Monday December 14, 2015 at Stanford University, California United States of America.

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Partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
The Secretariat of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) organized a Workshop on Involvement of Youth in Development of Original Technologies and Innovations to enhance Resilience in Arid and semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) from December 14 to 16, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Visit to the communities benefiting from some of the RAN Innovations
The RAN Team which included the RAN EA RI Lab Innovation Officer and RAN Engagement Manager visited pilot sites for the RootiO Community Radio that is under incubation in the EA RI Lab in Kitgum, Pabbo sub-county, and Oyam districts from December 16 – 18, 2015 to evaluate the Radio’s progress, find out how the community has embraced this radio technology and to establish if there any challenges that users are experiencing since the official launch.
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Opportunities from the HESN
  • Applications are open for the AidData Summer Fellows program, which places undergraduate and graduate students in development organizations around the world to build capacity to use geospatial data for more effective aid allocation, coordination, and evaluation. Applications are due on December 31, 2015. For more information, please see the application and background information
  • Register now to attend the VentureWell Open Conference in Portland scheduled March 4-5, 2016.
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