Celebrating a Decade of Digital Excellence: Here are the 2023 Digital Impact Awards Africa nominees

HiPipo takes this apt opportunity to unveil the 2023 Digital Impact Awards Africa nominees. The release of the nominations follows the completion of both the entries’ submission and verification processes that have been ongoing since mid-July.

The shortlisted nominees come from hundreds of entries done through the nomination portal and direct digital submissions by potential contenders and their supporters.

The unveiling of the nominees effectively kicks off the voting process that will go on until Friday 17th November. While all nominees are winners, the overall winner per category will be determined by a combined public-jury vote.

Celebrating a decade of digital transformation, the 10th edition of the Digital Impact Awards Africa is slated for 17th November 2023 at Kampala Serena Hotel as part of the annual Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit.

Digital Impact Awards Africa is a platform that promotes Digital Inclusion, Financial Inclusion, and Cyber Security. The Awards recognize and celebrate stakeholders who are spearheading the use of digital mediums to serve communities. They further celebrate digital excellence across the continent; big or small, local or international.

On the other hand, the Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit explores strategic trends and technologies that are shaping the future of Digital, ICTs, and Business. Special attention is paid to the safety of customers’ funds and the security of platforms in the Digital Financial Services ecosystem.

The 2023 summit will bring together hundreds of delegates including C-Level executives who are spearheading the scaling, adoption, and usage of digital and financial services across Africa, policymakers, young entrepreneurs, and innovators in the Digital and Financial Inclusion ecosystem. The summit will shine a spotlight on how businesses have recovered from the disruptive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Cyber Security threats among other key topics.

It will have over 50 speakers from government, multinationals, large enterprises, small and mid-sized enterprises, and start-ups. Additionally, the summit will offer a platform for informal businesses (like market vendors, smallholder farmers, sole proprietors, public transporters, e-commerce delivery agents, etc.)  

Both the Digital Impact Awards Africa and Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit are organized by HiPipo in partnership with Level One Project, Mojaloop Foundation, INFITX, Cyberplc Academy, Ideation Corner, and Crosslake Technologies and generously supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Here is the Full List of #DIAA2023 Nominations:

Community Digital Empowerment Excellence.

  1. Church Offertory and Tithe Collection by EzeeMoney
  2. Digital Messaging Platform for Catholic Dioceses by Cente Tech
  3. MTN ACE-Tech
  4. Oracle Academy
  5. Tawaza Digital Varieties

Financial Inclusion Excellence.

  1. Hospital Sente by Airtel Money, Prudential Uganda and Turaco
  2. Kawu Smart Card by Kawu Uganda
  3. MaMa’s Account by clinicPesa
  4. MSacco by FutureLink Technologies
  5. Questbanker by Quest Digital Finance  

Digital Banking Excellence.

  1. ABSA Bank
  2. Centenary Bank
  3. DFCU Bank
  4. Stanbic Bank
  5. Standard Chartered Bank

Banking Innovation Excellence.

  1. Cente On The Go Account by Centenary Bank
  2. FlexiPay by Stanbic Bank
  3. Mobile Banking Solution – ELMA by Craft Silicon
  4. SC Shilingi Funds by Standard Chartered Bank
  5. WENDI Digital Wallet by Post Bank

Community/MFI Banking Innovation Excellence.

  1. Centenary Bank
  2. Future Link Technologies
  3. Letshego
  4. Post Bank Limited
  5. Pride Microfinance Limited

FinTech Innovation Excellence.

  1. Hamwe Pay by Hamwe East Africa
  2. Micro Merchant by Airtel Money.
  3. MTN MoMo Open APIs
  4. SafeCar by SafeBoda
  5. SchoolPay by Service Cops
  6. Xente Visa Card

Financial Services Digital Excellence.

  1. Airtel Money
  2. MFS Africa
  3. MTN MoMo
  4. Stanbic Bank 
  5. Standard Chartered

Consumer Goods Digital Excellence.

  1. Café Javas
  2. Hariss International
  3. Jude Color Solutions
  4. Jumia Uganda  
  5. Movit
  6. StarTimes Uganda

Utilities and Government Services Digital Excellence.

  1. NSSF
  2. NWSC
  3. Umeme
  4. URA
  5. URSB

Technology Services Digital Excellence.

  1. Airtel
  2. Cente Tech
  3. Comviva
  4. Ericsson
  5. Huawei
  6. MTN

Digital Campaign Excellence.

  1. #KikoleForLess with FlexiPay 
  2. #NoTuteeseOffline by SafeBoda
  3. Beera Smart by Airtel Uganda
  4. Beera Steady – Be Better by Next Media and Partners
  5. Together We are Unstoppable by MTN Uganda

CEO of the Year.

  1. Anne Juuko – Stanbic Bank
  2. Dhimant Shah – Craft Silicon
  3. Fabian Kasi – Centenary Bank
  4. Japhet Aritho – Airtel Mobile Commerce Uganda Limited (AMCUL)
  5. Richard Yego – MTN MoMo
  6. Sanjay Rughani – Standard Chartered Bank

Digital Brand of the Year.

  1. Airtel
  2. Centenary Group
  3. MTN Uganda
  4. MultiChoice Uganda
  5. Stanbic Bank
  6. Standard Chartered Bank

Digital Brand of the Decade – 2013 to 2023.

  1. Airtel
  2. Centenary Group
  3. Jumia
  4. MTN Uganda
  5. MultiChoice Uganda
  6. NWSC
  7. SafeBoda
  8. Stanbic Bank
  9. Standard Chartered Bank

Visit www.digital-impact-awards.com to cast your vote, today.