To effectively tap into the existing innovations in the innovation ecosystem, Makerere University School of Public Health - ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is pleased to announce the Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) which will recognize and support promising and creative ideas from students and faculty at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab) partner universities as well as the general community of innovation in East Africa. Up to 5 best ideas will receive grants ranging from $7,500 – $15,000 to further develop and refine their ideas. By leveraging creativity of innovators and the power of competition to drive innovation, the RIAP approach provides a great platform for innovators across all disciplines to use their creativity, passion and knowledge to create and bring to scale solutions that will contribute to RAN’s Resilience Innovation agenda. We shall support and catalyze promising technologies or approaches that will contribute to causing positive community change and strengthen resilience.
The Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) Innovations Exhibition will take place on 31st March 2017 at Makerere University Freedom Square from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EAT.
Applications will be accepted until March 27, 2017. Click here to apply now.
Brief Overview of ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)
The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is one of the seven global development labs that make up USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN). RAN is led by Makerere University working in partnership with Stanford University and Tulane University. The Network comprises 18 African universities spread over 14 countries. The core objective of RAN is to promote the development and scaling of sustainable, innovative solutions and approaches that can help strengthen the capacities of vulnerable African communities to mitigate, adapt to or recover from natural or man-made shocks and stresses, thereby strengthening their resilience. The Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (RILab) of RAN is located in Makerere University has a mandate to source innovative ideas in line with RAN’s thematic focus from within the academic/general community and support their incubation and piloting.
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 or call +256 414 343 597