In sourcing for 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.
The CRID4FAL challenge call seeks to attract multi-disciplinary teams of innovators and stakeholders to participate in a co-creation process to identify, develop and incubate a combination of innovative projects in support of system-level, platform-oriented interventions in the target community. This call is open to entities or organizations interested in addressing the effects of Rapid Urbanization vis-à-vis climate change within the target communities of Northern, Upper East and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana. Potential applicant organizations may include colleges, universities, autonomous or semi-autonomous research institutes, foundations, NGOs, faith-based organizations, community based organizations and civic groups. Applications will be accepted up to 24th October 2016 at 11:59 pm (GMT). Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a co-creation process to develop a set of CRID4FALprojects that have shared platform integration features. Teams behind the best projects from the co-creation process will be funded to implement their projects.
In Phase 1, grants ranging from US$ 30,000 to US$ 100,000 will be awarded to teams formed around projects from the CRID4FAL Co-creation Process. Winners of Phase 1 qualify to compete for Phase 2 grants ranging from US$ 100,000 to US$ 200,000. More..
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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