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ResilientAfrica Network to Support Startups in its RAN Innovation Scaling Program

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) at Makerere University School of Public Health on Monday announced its RAN Innovation Scaling Program (RISP) — calling on applicants with innovations focused on; Agriculture & Food Security, Global Health, Governance/Democracy & Human Rights, Energy, and Financial Inclusion.

Innovations must have passed the idea stage and have gone through the formative processes — Ideation, Prototype Testing, and Piloting with promising results showing that they are scalable and potentially transformative in communities.

Selected projects will receive up to USD$10,000 (approx. UGX37M). In addition, they get support of a six-month acceleration program to optimize their innovation(s) for scale.

As part of the acceleration program, projects will undergo a diagnostic evaluation to identify strategic areas for intervention so as to accelerate their pathway to scale.

Applications that are awarded ResilientAfrica Network grants are bound by all provisions of the RAN Cooperative Agreement which flow down to any subsequent sub-awards.

Applicants from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda can apply (FOLLOW LINK) not later than August 16th 2019. The proposed projects should have demonstrated proof of concept, and evidence or results from a pilot of the product or service.

Projects may even have been launched on the market and, made some initial sales of their product or service.

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