The CRID4CID call focuses on sourcing innovative ideas that contribute to resilience building in areas affected by the effects of chronic internal displacement. The ideas submitted will be used as the basis for selecting a team of co-creators from different disciplinary backgrounds and organizations. The selected team members will then collaborate to transform their ideas into a set of fundable projects that have shared platform integration features (e.g. the ability to use the same mobile-based customer payment system)
In sourcing for these innovations, RAN is applying a Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design (CRID) approach that uses a highly collaborative intervention design process in which multi-disciplinary teams of experts, scholars and stakeholders are invited to develop system level interventions in a CRID Workshop. It is based on the thinking that innovative ideas can be co-created collaboratively by experienced stakeholders working with the target communities. The CRID approach is specifically designed to generate “platform-oriented solutions” i.e. solutions that result in a platform that can facilitate multiple development functions instead of a discrete project.
In Phase 1, grants ranging from US$ 30,000 to US$ 100,000 will be awarded to teams formed around projects from the CRID4CID Co-creation Process. Winners of Phase 1 qualify to compete for Phase 2 grants ranging from US$ 100,000 to US$ 200,000
Applications will be accepted from 23rd September to
Fri 9th December 2016 Fri 6th Jan 2016 at 11:59 pm (GMT+3, Local time in Somalia/East Africa). Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a co-creation process to develop a set of CRID4CID projects that have shared platform integration features. Teams behind the best projects from the co-creation process will be funded to implement their projects.
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Brief Overview of ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)
The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) funded by USAID is a partnership targeting 20 partner universities in 16 African countries. The main agenda of RAN is to strengthen resilience of communities vulnerable to shocks and stresses in Sub-Saharan Africa through university led-local African innovative solutions. ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is led by Makerere University, with the secretariat at School of Public Health. It is one of eight university development labs under the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) of USAID’s Global Development Lab. RAN’s core partners are Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA), Stanford University, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). RAN comprises four Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs) each working with Partner Universities and focusing on different thematic areas as summarized in in the figure below
For more information and to apply, please visit grants.ranlab.org. Applicants may email any questions on the call or on any aspect of the application process to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +256 414 343 597