Reminder | Invitation to the Innovation Exhibition at Makerere University on Thursday April 6, 2017, 8:30 am EAT

Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is pleased to share a reminder that the RAN interactive Innovation Exhibition Round 2 is scheduled Thursday April 6, 2017 in the  Makerere University Main Hall and Gardens adjacent to St. Augustine Catholic Chapel starting 8:30 am EAT to 4:00 pm EAT. From a pool of over 100 applications, the RAN team shortlisted 29 potentially trans formative innovative solutions (each MUST exhibit a working prototype) to be exhibited to the public and a Panel of experienced and multidisciplinary Judges.

RAN's Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab) will use this opportunity to identify potentially impactful innovations that can be accelerated through its Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP). RAN is keen to further identify and support local solutions that can help strengthen the resilience of African communities. These will later be transformed to address community challenges elsewhere even beyond Africa.

The RAN team will recognize and support potentially impactful, promising and creative ideas from students, faculty and general community in the following fields;

  1. Agriculture
  2. Water
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Financial Inclusion
  5. Livelihood Diversification
  6. Health
  7. Psychosocial
  8. Governance
  9. Gender Based Violence

The best projects from the exhibition will receive grants ranging from US $7,500 – $15,000 to engage stakeholders to bring their ideas to scale and transform communities affected by effects of climate change and chronic conflict.

Additionally, every participant at the exhibition will be given an opportunity to vote for his or her BEST innovation for “Best Exhibitor Award”. We will recognize this Exhibitor too.

All faculty, students, local innovators, community, development partners and the general public are warmly invited to this Exhibition!

Come and physically witness ‘Solutions through Innovation’ as ‘We Build for the Future’.

For details please visit: www.ranlab.org.