We are thrilled to announce that, for the second year running, HiPipo has been honoured with the prestigious accolade of ‘Best Financial Inclusion Organization 2023 – East Africa’ at the seventh annual FinTech Awards, organised by Wealth & Finance International.
Wealth & Finance International, renowned for celebrating outstanding achievements within the finance and investment industry, has underscored our transformative impact. As FinTech revolutionises the world around us, becoming integral to society’s digital fabric, Wealth & Finance International recognises the significance of businesses like ours that are leading the charge towards an inclusive financial future.
In the dynamic landscape of FinTech, staying innovative and one step ahead is vital. As an industry leader, we’re both navigating and shaping this evolution, contributing to a predicted industry valuation of $174 billion this year alone. The journey is exhilarating, and the accolades we receive from respected institutions like Wealth and Finance International only strengthen our resolve.
The award celebrates the homegrown leaders in FinTech who are instrumental in propelling efforts towards complete financial inclusion across continents. Our CEO, Innocent Kawooya, expressed his appreciation for this recognition, saying, ‘This award is a testament to the extraordinary team behind HiPipo. Their dedication and relentless effort made this possible.’
He further emphasized the integral role of our supportive partners in shaping our success, mentioning the Gates Foundation, Cyberplc Academy, Level One Project, INFITX, Ideation Corner, Crosslakes Technologies, and the Mojaloop Foundation. ‘This honour belongs to all of us and serves as a catalyst for our future endeavours,’ Innocent declared.
2023 has already proved a fruitful year for HiPipo. Under Innocent’s leadership, we’ve continued to champion the adoption and propagation of FinTech as a means of enhancing financial inclusion for the underserved and unserved.
Our successful initiatives this year include the 4th 40 Days 40 FinTechs & FinTech Landscape Exhibition, the 4th Women-in-FinTech Hackathon & Summit, the Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit, and the Digital Impact Awards Africa. Notably, our Women-in-FinTech Incubator remains a symbol of our steadfast commitment to empowering women in the digital technology space.
‘Empowering women with the knowledge and tools needed to launch successful tech initiatives is a priority for us,’ said Innocent, ‘their contributions serve communities better and help drive us towards a more inclusive future.’
Once again, we express our heartfelt gratitude for this recognition and pledge to continue working relentlessly to broaden the scope of financial inclusion in East Africa and beyond.