The afternoon of Thursday June 4 and morning of Friday June 5, 2015 brought together over 200 participants to the Makerere University ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Innovation Lab in an effort to encourage more female participation in Science and Technology directed towards development. The Uganda Technovation Challenge was sponsored by Makerere University School of Public Health ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), WeTech and MTN Uganda. Ms. Susan Ajok, Executive Director at the Straight Talk Foundation Uganda graced the event as Chief Guest. As she motivated both the females and male participants 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”. She urged all to remain persistent, never to underestimate the potential one has, have a positive attitude, and grab all opportunities beyond the world of science and technology among others. “We should all have big dreams directed towards transforming the communities and keep our eyes, hands and minds on those dreams to achieve development” she added.