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Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Resilient Africa Network (RAN) leverages the knowledge, scholarship, and creativity of African universities to identify and develop innovative ways to strengthen resilience in target communities across Africa. The network is led by Makerere University, which hosts the RAN Secretariat, and includes Tulane University, Stanford University, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as well as 20 African universities in 16 countries. The architecture of the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) in Africa consists of four Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs). The RILabs are focal points of technology innovation and commercialization of university research attracting local and national resources, sustainably funded, with replication potential across sub-Saharan Africa. RAN's RILabs include the Eastern Africa RILab based in Uganda and hosted by Makerere University, West Africa RILab based in Ghana and hosted by the University for Development Studies, Horn of Africa RILab based in Ethiopia and hosted by Jimma University and Southern Africa RILab based in South Africa at University of Pretoria.