In order to achieve the intended goals, RAN will pursue the following Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives

Resilient African communities through innovative solutions

To strengthen resilience in Africa through university-led local innovative solutions using evidenced-based approaches


  1. Design and operationalize a scientific, data-driven and evidence-based resilience framework for Sub-Saharan Africa that builds on the resources already engaged through the RAN.
  2. Strengthen resilience at the individual, household and community levels through innovative technologies and approaches to development, which will be identified, incubated, tested and scaled through the RAN, in collaboration with its partners.
  3. Adopt and launch a state-of-the-art massive online learning platform to engage students, faculty, staff and development experts globally in solving well-defined development challenges

Core Values

  1. Teamwork
  2. Integrity
  3. Professionalism
  4. Accountability
  5. Creativity
  6. Networking
  7. Multi-Disciplinarity