Launch of RAN’s 2nd State of African Resilience

Launch of RAN’s 2nd State of African Resilience Report will take place from 7:30 am- 11:00 am EAT at the Sheraton Kampala HotelRwenzori Ball Room.Over the past 5 years, the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) has been working to strengthen the resilience of targeted communities in sub-Saharan Africa to priority shocks and stresses through developing, nurturing and scaling innovative technologies and approaches to respond to these community challenges. RAN developed and published the 1st  State of African Resilience Report which describes the creation of a pan-African network of four Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs) in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, and the Horn of Africa; a contextual analysis of resilience factors based on extensive literature review enabled the selection of targeted resilience themes and communities as well as the qualitative data collection which helped in the development of contextual resilience frameworks. Makerere University is the lead institution on the RAN project. The George Washington University Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience (IDFR) is the resilience technical lead on the project with RAN and has been lead on developing the first State of African Resilience Report. In 2017,  we have worked to support RAN to further develop and publish the 2nd State of African Resilience Report which discusses the development of resilience pathways based on further quantitative data analysis, as well as, the development of innovations informed by this analysis to strengthen community resilience. This report first discusses RAN’s methodological approach, which is organized around the RAN conceptual evidence based resilience framework; this is followed by a discussion of the findings from the four RILabs, which present the resilience key pathways as well as innovations.

In addition to the launch in Kampala, Uganda. The Elliott School of International Affairs Institute for Disaster & Fragility Resilience (IDFR) & Institute for African Studies (IAfS) is pleased to also share learnings from the report on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 3:00p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C. with the presentation  “A Resilient Africa & the Role of Higher Education Institutions”. To register please click here.This work is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The content is the responsibility of the George Washington University and the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.