The innovation bubble has been growing steadily for the last 5years or so and we have witnessed emergence of impressive solutions like Mobile Money, SMS banking, low cost food preservation methods, resistant hybrid crops, water harvesting and management methods among others. Some of these have worked (in our communities) and others have failed horribly. One Professor hinted that our innovations were not ‘resilient’ we need to ask ourselves; what is a resilient innovation? What kind of dimensions/sectors of our society does resilience address? Why are some the current solutions failing? Could this be the pivot of the innovation bubble?

Our speakers will give us acumen into how a resilient ecosystem functions; what it means to be resilient as an individual or community; define what resilient innovations are; how they are integrated into society; what opportunities are available for innovators? The improved clarity of such questions and tools will allow and improve livelihoods, stabilize household incomes, strengthen food security measures, prepare communities for any shocks caused by stresses from climate variability, detection of any possible outbreaks, create sustainable farming methods with smarter response systems among others. On the same evening, we shall introduce the some of the innovations under the RAN lab and share some of their success factors.

Our speaker panel includes;

Dr Roy William Mayega Deputy Chief of Party RAN

Michael Niyitegeka Accreditation Consultant-Uganda. ICDL Africa
Dr Dorothy Okello Lab Director of Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab

Dr Galukande Moses Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Department of Surgery/ Health Professionals Education Specialist

The programe of the day is shared below;


3:00pm – 4:00 Delegates arrive, informal networking

4:00pm – 4:05 Introductory remarks

4:05pm – 5:05 Speakers presentations

5:05pm – 5:20 Reactions to presentations

5:20pm – 5:35 Delegates breakout session/ group discussion

5:35pm – 5:45 Presentations from group discussions

5:45pm – 5:55 Introduction of Innovations incubated at RAN

5:55pm – 6:00 Recognition of hosts, sponsors, announcements, future events

6:00pm – 6:30 Tea + Informal networking

For any other inquiries, please contact Sheila Agaba on 0781 523 824 or