ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) team visited the International Health Sciences University (IHSU) in Kampala on 11th March 2015 as one of the reach out activities in the region aimed at building the capacity of students and faculty to innovate. The RAN team facilitated a 3 hour seminar that attracted approximately 40 Public Health students and faculty from this University. The seminar discussions were guided by the theme “Ideas in a Box “.
One of the questions that was posed to the participants was “What ideas do you have that can be nurtured to address communities’ challenges?” “Such questions are a great way to start generating ideas” added Brian Ndyaguma, Innovation Lab and Outreach Consultant at the RAN Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab.
Additionally, the students and faculty were introduced to RAN and the opportunities they can leverage from in the network and wider Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN. They were later taken through practical exercises on ideation using the Empathy Map and the Business Model Canvas to help them develop great projects.