The One Health Innovation Challenge

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 12:13pm
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Context and rationale:

One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a network of fourteen Public Health and Veterinary Higher Education Institutions that are located in eight countries in the Eastern and Central Africa region.

The One Health approach recognizes that human health, animal health, and ecosystem health are inextricably linked, and that collaboration across the sectors is needed to achieve more rapid, mutually beneficial and effective responses.

OHCEA seeks one Health transformative innovations that strengthen the livelihoods of communities. OHCEA will support student innovations where the best ideas and/or solutions will receive small grants to further develop and pilot these projects. We are searching for one health local application of proposed solutions that address Health, Agriculture, Human capital, Natural resources, climate change events and wealth creation.

Funding and support:

The program will offer 20 competitive One Health small grants, of maximum USD 600 each with support from USAID. Groups of a minimum of 5 multidisciplinary students with innovative projects will be selected. A committee of eight faculty will review the proposals and select the best twenty proposals. The program will also include innovator capacity building and mentorship workshops for the Grant recipients to enhance their knowledge about innovative projects. The work must be completed by 30th Aug 2016.

Expected outputs upon Award receipt

• Activity implementation plan• Monthly report on the innovation• Exhibition of the innovative idea

Who should apply?

The applicants targeted are graduate and undergraduate students currently studying at Makerere University

The interested applicants will be required to submit an application which includes two (2) pages of an innovative concept/idea.

The applicants should carefully note the following;

1. Number of each team should not be less than 5.2. Teams submitting in application should be Multidisciplinary3. Each team should include a plan with a set of output and outcome indicators on which progress will be tracked4. Each team should include a recommendation letter from one academic referee-5. Cleary indicate each team member’s email and phone contacts, and the Course they are offering

Application Procedure:

A 2-page concept highlighting the team’s idea should be submitted to: and copied to the Faculty lead Persons on: and

Deadline for Application: 4th March 2016

• Cleary indicate One Health Innovation Challenge in the email subject line

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