The Secretariat of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) organized a Workshop on Involvement of Youth in Development of Original Technologies and Innovations to enhance Resilience in Arid and semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) from December 14 to 16, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. This workshop involved Youth Groups; High Education Institutes and Private Sector in the areas of the resilience building for the target population through exploring their talents to be creative in inventing technologies and skills to address the challenge of the drought in the region. The overall objective of the workshop was to promote involvement of youth in development of original technologies and innovations that can be applied to enhance resilience in ASALs. IGAD through the Ministry o
f Gender and Labour and Social Development in Uganda fully sponsored 3 Innovators from RAN to participate and share their technologies and innovations at the workshop; The projects include;

1. RootIO-Community Radio Project
2. Solar Irrigation Pumps Project
3. Hydroponic Animal Fodder System Project

Layers of Hydroponic Fodder ready for animal consumption in 6 days