• November2016 Achievement of Bronze status from GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

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  • OCTOBER 2016 Installation of the first lightning protection system (LPS) at Runyanya school in Uganda. LPS donated for four Uganda schools by DEHN-Africa with UltraTec providing installation.
  • JULY 2016 ACLENet incorporated in Uganda and in the process of pursuing NGO status
  • JANUARY 2016 Incorporated in the United States and awarded 501c3 tax-exempt designation
  • SEPTEMBER 2015 With four partner organizations, awarded first Global Resilience Partnership grant for $1,000,000 to bring Severe Weather Early Warnings (SWEW) to fishermen on Lake Victoria and Kyoga and farmers in Uganda’s ‘cattle corridor’. Funded by United Nations, USAID and Rockefeller Foundation. Read More...
  • August2015 ACLE-Zambia, the first national centre, launched during 2nd International Symposium, held in Lusaka, Zambia, themed: “Strategic Interventions to Mitigate the Hazard of Lightning”. ACLE name changed to ACLENetwork or ACLENet for the parent organization and ACLE-nation name reserved for national and regional centres as they form.
  • MAY 2015 Website translated into French for Francophile nations of northern Africa.
  • JANUARY 2015 Successful grant submissions with award of Resilient Africa Network grant (funded by USAID) to survey those who live around Lake Victoria to identify the best way to deliver severe weather warnings. This grant is through the School of Public Health at Makerere University which is also offering technical support and training in research methodology.
  • DECEMBER 2014 Launch of Lake Victoria Severe Weather Early Warning Pilot Project at Civil Aviation Offices, Entebbe Airport in partnership with Earth Networks and Uganda National Meteorological Authority.
  • NOVEMBER 2014 Formation of the “Zambia National Center for Lightning and Electromagnetics”, the first ACLENet National Center.
  • OCTOBER 2014 Announcement of the “Lightning Kills! Save a Life in Africa” program at the International Conference on Lightning Protection in Shanghai, October 2014. (FACT: More than half of the newspaper reports of lightning injuries and deaths in Africa involve school children and their teachers.) Read More...
  • SEPTEMBER 2014 Proposal for postgraduate programs in Lightning and Electromagnetics studies submitted to Makerere University Business School.
  • JULY 2014 International experts in all fields of Lightning field recruited as Research Advisors. Advisory Council formed.
  • MAY 2014 ACLENet goes online; website as well as social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and BlogSpot opened.
  • MARCH 2014 1st ACLENet Symposium held at imperial Golf View Hotel, Uganda, themed: “Preparing for Lightning Disaster across Africa- what is possible, what is next”.
  • FEBRUARY 2014 ACLIR name changed to African Center for Lightning and Electromagnetics (ACLENet), to better exemplify the envisioned activities of the center.
  • JULY 2013 Formal adoption of ACLIR by Makerere University Business School council.
  • FEBRUARY 2013 Resolution to establish African Center for Lightning Information and Research (ACLIR) passed at regional lightning protection training program for Africa.