RAN is excited to host you for yet another #BarCamp on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 3:00pm – 5:00pm at RAN offices in Kololo.

During this engagement, we hope to lead the discussion with a topic: How Might We support Rising women Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Region?

In addition to the above, we shall be discussing the theme for 2016 National Technovation Challenge. Some of the guiding questions will include; What were the lessons learnt from last year’s processes? How best can we work together to make the Technovation Challenge processes even better than last year’s? and what can add to the challenge to make it more captivating than just developing only mobile apps?. It would be enriching having everyone get involved from the ‘get-go’!

2015 Technovation challenge was greatly a success and we appreciate the efforts of those who actively participated. We had one of the teams from Gayaza High School go up to the semi-finals and later even had a chance to participate in the Finals which took place in the United States. We want to add to this number this year and we believe that with your collaboration and coordination, this too is achievable.

The other exciting news is that James Fletcher – a journalist with BBC Current Affairs radio has expressed interest in visiting RAN on November 13, 2015. He is currently working on a series of documentaries looking at aspects of coding in Africa, and is planning to visit Uganda to film and compile a programme highlighting the use of coding and technology for development purposes. He has expressed particular interest in women, technology and development and would like to understand more about the Technovation Challenge too.

We think this is a great opportunity for all of us to put our female empowerment causes on the table and later in-front of the cameras to better inform the whole world. RAN plans on holding a mini exhibition on that day where we showcase the work we are doing in relation to supporting females, technology and development in addition to Technovation. We are open to having other female organizations and or development partners take part in this as together each contributes great value directed towards development.

Kindly confirm your availability for this bar camp but also feel free to openly share your thoughts towards another yet successful engagement for the Female fraternity in the Country. Register here

On a lighter note, please do not leave behind our male counterparts as the saying goes ‘Behind every successful man, there is a strong and committed woman’.