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8 Additional Innovators Win RAN RIAP Grant Worth Over USD89K

The Speaker of Parliament-Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga (R) listens to Ms. Harriet Adong-RAN (2nd L) during a tour of one of the RAN Innovation Exhibitions

To effectively tap into the existing innovations in the innovation ecosystem, Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) announced the Resilience Innovation Acceleration Program (RIAP) Grants Call 2, March 2017.  RIAP recognizes and supports promising and creative ideas from students and faculty at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EA RILab) partner universities as well as the general innovation community in East Africa.

The first RIAP Grants Call was conducted in March 2014 and 5 teams were awarded seed funds to test their ideas. The second RIAP call attracted 65 applicants who registered for the exhibition held at Makerere University Main Campus on April 6, 2017. 29 teams were shortlisted as eligible to participate in the actual exhibition

RAN has today announced 8 additional innovators and specifically two staff from the College of Health Sciences (CHS) who have won the RAN RIAP 2 Grant Award. These are;

Dr. Threreza Piloya Were, Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine who is leading one of the teams working on an innovative technology to deliver nebulized medication for treating acute asthma symptoms-the Human Powered Jet Nebulizer  ($15.000.00 Only).

Dr. Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health, a team leader of Innovators working on  the Village Ambulance to improve availability of transport for health in a more sustainable manner by using the village ambulances (Trailer and Sidecar)  ($13,300.00 Only).

Breaking the news of the Award, the Communications Manager, RAN-Ms. Harriet Adong said, “This award appropriately reflects the endless efforts you have all spent carefully and creatively identifying and developing these solutions. The RAN Team is open to closely working with all the innovators to launch these solutions and more as 'Game Changers' in the African Market and beyond.”

Please see Downloads for a list of the newly awarded Innovator Teams benefiting from the RIAP Grant.

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