Thursday, 2 July 2015


At the end of the two day Technovation event, Team Code Gurus from Makerere University and Farm Corp from Gayaza high school won the National challenge from the university and secondary school categories respectively. After the final pitches, the judges had to choose the best team among those who had made it to the finals. The audience also participated in final judgment by voting the best ideas.
In the university category, the team from Mbarara University of Science and technology with the clean Disposal App came as 1st Runners up and Team Code Gurus from Makerere University with the BVKit emerged the winners and they were all awarded.
In the Secondary schools’ category, Cool tech team from Mary hill High School with the Electronic Identity App emerged the 1st runners Up and Farm Corp from Gayaza High School were the Winners. The participating teams were encouraged to continue with the great ideas so as to push them further as this wasn’t the end of the competition. The winners from last year’s Technovation challenge were also recognized and awarded. It was a colorful moment for everyone who invested their time and resources to come up with great work. We hope to have more schools next year with stiff competition. Thank you all who participated


The Uganda Technovation Challenge finals took place on 4th and 5th of June 2015 at the Makerere School of Public health ResilientAfrica Network offices in Kololo.This two day event comprised of a series of presentations from speakers in all walks of life. The sessions ranged from technical to interactive including those that focused on leadership and team work skills.All participating teams were present and well wishers also joined in.Following regional pitches the teams also had final pitches on the second day,these pitches were open to the audience and the judges were there to make their final judgement. The guest speakers included:
Ms. Susan Ajok Executive Director from straight talk foundation Uganda was the chief guest at Technovation challenge. Ms. Ajok encouraged many young people with her words of inspiration. The most important lesson was never to give up because it is not how many times we fall down but how many times we stand and continue with the journey is what matters. . She emphasized the need for each one to discover and believe in him or herself saying “The journey to success is not a straight forward one and once you fail, the most important is what lesson you have learnt moving forward.”
Doctor Bazeyo William the Dean of Makerere School of Public Health and the chief of party at RAN also encouraged innovators at the event. He thanked Dr. Dorothy Akello for her great effort in empowering the girl child with innovation through organising challenges and events and taking a further step to find them in schools and also encourage their parents to support. Doctor Bazeyo also thanked the entire RAN team for the work well done in making the Technovation event a success and cautioned them to include more schools in the forth coming 2016 challenge. He further thanked the schools, universities and all other individuals and organisations for participating in the challenge As a move to further promote female innovation, he promised to sponsor the chosen representative of the participants that would make it to the finals.
Professor Mondo Kagonyera,the seventh chancellor of Makerere University advised young people to always have a strong goal and strong will in their lives because it helps us to stay focused on whatever we do. He also discouraged people from corruption acts because they just give bad names and labels to an individual. The professor also encouraged young people to engage in science since it will take them to places. “You can achieve if you plan because everything is possible,” he said. In additional to the above was to be more educational oriented because it helps us to create awareness, remain persistent, never estimate the potential one has, have a positive attitude (positive energy) and to keep a journal (record) of everything that we do.

Monday, 25 May 2015

National Challenge

The challenge is getting close.

Are we ready to pitch our ideas?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Gayaza High school qualifies for Global Challenge Semi Finals

Congratulations to team Abahinji from Gayaza High School who have emerged as the only team from Uganda to qualify for the semifinals Global Challenge for their app of Farmcorp.

Let us support them where necessary to have them in the Finals at the end of this week