The Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Innovation Exhibition Round 2 is scheduled to take place on 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, RAN has shortlisted 29 potentially transformative innovative solutions with 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 beyond Africa.

RAN 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.

Faculty, students, local innovators, community, development partners and the general public are all invited to this Exhibition.

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