In all life engagements, it is important that we keep healthy, robust, dynamic, and long-term relationships.  On Thursday September 15, 2022, Ms. Dillis Akello, DFCU Relationship Manager paid a courtesy visit to Makerere University School of Public Health-ResilientAfrica Network (RAN). The aim of her visit was to convey a message of ‘Thank You’ to the RAN team for banking with DFCU Bank. Dillis also used this opportunity to introduce herself to the RAN team as the new Relationship Manager at DFCU. She was also on a mission to ascertain if there were/are any banking challenges the RAN team was/is facing.

While at RAN, Dillis met and engaged with Harriet Adong, RAN Director Communications, Learning and Knowledge Management. She received an update about RAN a largely USAID funded initiative incubation over 450 multidisciplinary innovative projects with over 100 start-ups. She toured and appreciated the innovation Lab space including the RAN fabrication lab where multidisciplinary prototyping and iteration takes place. She also met with Dr. Roy William Mayega, RAN Deputy Chief of Party, Dr. Julius Ssentongo, RAN Director Resilience, Deborah Namirembe, RAN Senior Program Administrator and some of the innovators who were using the space. 

The RAN team also used this opportunity to propose to DFCU possibility for the team there to explore further partnership and collaboration with the RAN team to work and support projects towards community transformation. “How can we work together to further positively impact the communities we serve and live in? what else can we do together? What/which opportunities can we leverage together to further contribute to transforming the communities? Dr. Mayega asked.”

Appreciating the RAN Innovation space