To effectively tap into the immense innovation potential of students in solution development, ResilientAfrica Network – West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (RAN WARILab) is pleased to announce WARILab Youth Spark Innovation Grants (YSiG+) which will recognize and support promising and creative ideas from students at University for Development Studies, Ghana. The best ideas will receive grants ranging from $1,000 – $5,000 to further develop and refine their ideas.
By leveraging creativity of students and the power of competition to drive innovation, Youth Spark Innovation Grants (YSiG) provide a great platform for students across all disciplines to use their creativity, passion and knowledge to create solutions that will contribute to RAN’s Resilience Innovation agenda. We wish to support students’ ingenious attempts at proposing promising ideas, approaches, or simple prototypes that will contribute to causing positive community change and strengthen resilience. Concepts may range from the feasible to the fanciful, as long as they address a resilience challenge within a community and apply innovation to strengthen community resilience.
Applications will be accepted until January 20, 2017. Click here to apply now.
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 or call +256 414 343 597