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March 2017

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RAN's WA RILab Holds CRID4FAL Pitch Session in Ghana

WA RILab Staff, Judges and Innovation Teams pose for a group photo after a successful Pitch Session, 18th March 2017, Radach Hotel, Tamale, Ghana

The West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (WA RILab) http://www.warilab.org/, hosted by the School of Medicine and Heath Sciences of the University for Development Studies, which is part of the continent-wide ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) led by Makerere University in Uganda organized a pitching session for selected CRID4FAL Grant Call applicants on the 18th March 2017.

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MUARIK Starts Poultry and Animal Feeds Production

An assortment of feeds produced by the Feed Mill, MUARIK, CAES, Makerere University

Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK) has started poultry and other animal feeds production thanks to a grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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PAF Receives Film Training Equipment Donation from US Embassy

L-R: DVCFA-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira, Dean SLPA-Assoc. Prof. Patrick Mangeni, Head PAF-Assoc. Prof. Sylvia Nannyonga–Tamusuza and US Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer-Mr. Niles Cole at the equipment donation ceremony on 17th March 2017, PAF Grounds, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Department of Performing Arts and Film (PAF), College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University has received an equipment donation worth over 9,000 US dollars from the US Embassy in Kampala.

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Translating Knowledge into Innovative Solutions to Address Community Challenges

RAN's Steven Ssekanyo demonstrates his ‘Kungula’ Maize Thresher with a winnowing fan to farmers during the Knowledge Transfer Activity in Pallisa District, Uganda

Part of the Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Team constituting of Eng. Ronald Kayiwa-RAN Innovations Officer, Grace Bua-Community Liaison Officer, Rebecca Koburungi-Communications Assistant and Joseph Lubega Mukaawa-MKITS Developer set off to hold innovation demonstration exercises in Uganda’s Albertine region, districts of Nakasongola, Kasese and Hoima.

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RAN at the Global Social Innovation Summit Colombia 2017

Directors of the Eastern Africa  Resilience Innovation Lab and West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab at the first ever Global Social Innovation Summit, Bogota, Colombia 14-15th March 2017

The Global Social Innovation Summit was the first of its kind event that brought together leading actors in the social innovation spectrum – from labs to social enterprise accelerators from over 43 countries to learn, share, inspire, and collaborate. ‘It was an exciting opportunity to bring together leading actors from about 90 social innovation hubs to learn from each other’ shared Nathan Tumuhamye, Director RAN Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab who represented the network in the summit.

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PedalTap Innovation one of three winners of the Johnson and Johnson award in Africa

PedalTap Innovation, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda was one of three winners of the Johnson & Johnson Africa Prize, 14th Mar 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.

The award was established by Johnson & Johnson to help create localized health care solutions for the people of Africa and help promote a growing innovation ecosystem. This prestigious award recognizes scientists whose discoveries have made, or have the potential to make, significant contributions towards improving human health.

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RAN Holds Successful 2nd Deliberative Polling Dissemination Exercise in Dakar Senegal

RAN-Makerere University's Harriet Adong (2nd L) with other Deliberative Polling (DP) Exercise participants in one of the suburbs in Dakar, Senegal, 10th March 2017

As a follow-up to the Deliberative Polling (DP) Exercise held in one of the suburbs in Dakar, Senegal http://www.ranlab.org/deliberative-polling-dp-in-dakar-senegal and http://www.ranlab.org/deliberative-polling-for-tivaoune-peul-launched-in-west-africa, the West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (RILab) hosted by the University for Development Studies in Tamale, Northern Ghana and one o

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TECO Marks 25 Years, Donates to Munyonyo Orphanage

Technology Consults Ltd (TECO) staff pose with their donations to Loving Hearts Orphanage, Munyonyo, Kampala on 10th March 2017

As Technology consults Ltd (TECO), a consultancy firm based in the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University celebrates 25 years this year, the company thought it right to give back to the community by undertaking various activities. On Friday March 10, 2017 the company visited Loving Hearts Orphanage in Munyonyo and donated various items such as food, pampers, wipes, soap, sugar and clothing among others.

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Wekebere Innovation at the Innovate for Life Hackathon

The Webere Innovation Team-RAN, Makerere University at the Innovate for Life Hackathon, 8th March 2017, Nairobi Kenya

Stephen Tashobya, one of the Innovators at Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) working on the ‘Wekebere’ Innovation participated in the Innovate for life Hackathon in Nairobi, Kenya on March 7th to 8th, 2017. Wekebere is a hand-held self-diagnostic device that will help mothers or pregnant women to monitor the state of their unborn babies irrespective of their location and without need for help of medical personnel.

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The One Health Institute Field Attachment 2017

The One Health Institute Field Attachment 2017

The One Health Institute attachment is a multidisciplinary, experiential joint training in community engagement concerning assessment of infectious disease threats.

As part of the program, successful applicants will attend weekend OHI theoretical classes on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) from 22nd April to 20th May 2017, followed by 28 days of field placements during the month of July. Students will be attached to the different One Health Field attachment sites in Uganda.

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