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#DIAA2018 NOMINEES

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2018 Digital Impact Awards Africa Nominees: See Who Made The Cut.

Kampala, Uganda. Nominees for the 5th Digital Impact Awards Africa are out. Just like in 2017, the 2018 Digital Impact Awards (#DIAA2018) under the “Include Everyone” Program is set to recognize and reward individuals and organizations across Africa that are spearheading the use of digital tools to “not only enhance financial and digital inclusion but also lead to continental economic transformation.”

Slated for 21st September 2018 at Kampala Serena Hotel, DIAA2018, under the theme INCLUDE EVERYONE covers all entities that are using digital tools to improve the livelihood of their clientele. Some of the major categories are Digital Brand of the Year, Best Internet Service Provider, Best Financial Inclusion for the Poor, Best Use of Social Media by Bank, Technology, Utility and Government Agencies among others.

“After proper  scrutiny of all submissions and detailed research, allow me share with you the list of the 2018 Digital Impact Awards nominees. We commend those that are faithfully investing in the digital and financial inclusion journey across the continent, “Innocent Kawooya, the HiPipo CEO noted while releasing the DIAA2018 nominations.

Additionally, in an effort to promote the digitalization of trade processes in Uganda and across Africa, the DIAA board has created a special category named Commendation for Trade Digitization.

“This special recognition (Commendation for Trade Digitization) will go to an individual, government or non-government agency that is spearheading the digitalization of trade through introducing, funding and supporting electronic trade facilitation projects and processes,” Innocent Kawooya noted

The Commendation for Trade Digitization category has no nominees. “The winner will be decided after a thorough scrutiny of the current electronic trade facilitation projects. We shall engage various trade stakeholders before zeroing down on the overall winner.”

In his closing remarks, Mr Kawooya asked the government of Uganda to reconsider its position on OTT / Social media Tax, the same way it did with mobile money tax.

“The past few weeks have been very challenging for those passionate about digital and financial inclusion. It is good to know that the government of Uganda has received feedback from the populace and working to fix the issues raised around mobile money tax. We request it to also find time and review the OTT tax as well.”

Congratulation to all the nominees.

The awards programme will culminate with an unmissable awards ceremony and gala dinner on 21st September  2018 and we'd love for you to join us. Simply book online, email, or call the events team

We look forward to have all the nominees and other players on 21 September 2017 at Kampala Serena Hotel. Contact DIAA team for booking.

Africa

Financial Inclusion and Digital Excellence

Best Digital Financial Service Platform for Africa

  • Ericsson Wallet Platform
  • Huawei Mobile Money
  • Mahindra Comviva Mobiquity
  • OboPay
  • Tagpay
  • Telepin

Best Remittances Service/Switch for Africa

  • MFS Africa
  • Money Gram
  • SimbaPay
  • Terrapay
  • Western Union
  • WorldRemit

Best Payments Product for Africa

  • EcoCash Merchant
  • Lipa na M-Pesa
  • Masterpass QR
  • Momopay
  • mVISA

Best Fintech Revolutionary Product for Africa

  • Ayo for Insurance
  • M-Akiba for Retail Bonds
  • MicroEnsure for Insurance
  • M-KOPA for Energy
  • M-TIBA for Healthcare
  • ReadyPay Solar (by Fenix) for Energy

Best Financial Services for the Poor Enabler for Africa

  •  Airtel Money
  • M-Pesa
  • MTN Momo
  • Orange Money
  • Tigo Cash

Best Telecom App for Africa

  • Airtel Care App
  • Glo Cafe
  • My Econet
  • My Vodacom App
  • MyMTN App
  • MySafaricom App
  • Tigo Selfcare

Best Banking App for Africa

  • Absa Banking App
  • Ecobank Mobile Banking
  • FNB Banking App
  • GTBank Mobile
  • Standard Chartered Mobile
  • Standard/Stanbic Bank Mobile
  • UBA (United Bank of Africa) Mobile Banking

Best Content App for Africa

  • DStv Now
  • iROKOtv
  • Kwese iFlix
  • Leti Arts
  • Sliide Airtime
  • StarTimes APP
  • Vula Mobile

Best E-Commerce Platform for Africa

  • Bidorbuy
  • Cheki
  • Jumia
  • Kilimall
  • Konga
  • OLX
  • Takealot

 

Uganda

 Financial Inclusion

 

Cybersecurity Excellence for Digital Channels

  • NSSF
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • URA

Best Online Banking (Business Banking)

  • Barclays Bank
  • DFCU Bank
  • KCB Bank
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • UBA (United Bank of Africa)

Best Mobile Banking (Retail banking)

  • Bank of Africa
  • Barclays Bank
  • Centenary Bank
  • DFCU Bank
  • Pride Microfinance
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • UBA (United Bank of Africa)

Best Financial Inclusion Services Provider

  • Airtel Money
  • Centenary Bank
  • MTN Momo
  • Pride Microfinance
  • Stanbic Bank

Best Payments Integrator

  • Beyonic
  • Cellulant
  • InstaPAY
  • InterSwitch
  • Payway
  • Pebuu
  • Pegasus Technologies
  • Yo Uganda
  • Craft Silicon

Best Promoter of Financial Literacy

  • DFCU Battle for Cash
  • Finance Trust Bank – Women Financial Literacy Workshops
  • NSSF: Friends with Benefits TV Show
  • Stanbic National Schools Championship
  • Viamo - Financial Literacy Via Voice

Best Saving and Lending Product (Digital Driven)

  • Airtel/JUMO Wewole
  • CenteMobile Loans
  • Loan ku Simu (Finance Trust Bank)
  • MTN/CBA MoKash
  • Pride Mobile - Save for a Target

Best Use of Digital by Microfinance to Advance Financial Inclusion

  • FINCA Impact Finance
  • Mercantile Credit Bank
  • Pride Microfinance
  • Top Finance Bank
  • UGAFODE Microfinance

Financial Inclusion Innovation of The Year

  • CenteMobile Loans – Centenary Bank
  • Fenix International - Power and Financial Upgrades
  • Loan ku Simu - Finance Trust Bank
  • MTN XtraFloat
  • Numida
  • Patasente

Best Cards Payment Enabler

  • Centenary Bank
  • EcoBank
  • Equity Bank
  • Orient Bank
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • UBA (United Bank of Africa)

Commendation for Advancing Financial Inclusion of Women

  • Cente SupaWoman
  • Finance Trust Bank – Loan Ku Simu
  • Postbank - Bank on the Wheels
  • Pride Microfinance - Community Banking

Commended Bank-Led Digital Product for Microcredit

  • Centenary Bank – Centemobile Loans
  • Finance Trust Bank – Loan Ku Simu

Commended Innovation Advancing Digital Customer Experience

  • Standard Chartered Bank Digital Banking Outlet
  • UBA (United Bank of Africa) – Chat Banking #MeetLeo

 

 Digital Excellence

 

 

Best Digital Customer Experience By Bank

  • Barclays Bank
  • Centenary Bank
  • DFCU Bank
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • United Bank of Africa (UBA)

Best Digital Customer Experience By Technology Brand

  • Africell
  • Airtel
  • DSTV
  • MTN
  • StarTimes
  • GOtv

Best Digital Customer Experience By Utilities Brand or Government Agency

  • NSSF
  • NWSC
  • Umeme
  • URA

Best Technology Brand on Social Media

  • Africell Uganda
  • Airtel Uganda
  • DSTV
  • Huawei Mobile
  • Infinix Mobile
  • MTN Uganda
  • StarTimes
  • TECNO Mobile
  • GoTV

Best Consumer Goods Brand on Social Media

  • Bell Lager
  • Cafe Javas
  • Club Pilsener
  • Coca-Cola
  • Jesa Farm Dairy
  • Movit
  • Pepsi
  • Riham
  • Ugachick

Best Government Organization on Social Media

  • KCCA
  • NSSF
  • NWSC
  • UEGCL
  • Uganda Police Force
  • UNRA
  • URA

Best Utilities/Services Brand on Social Media

  • City Tyres
  • NWSC
  • Oryx Energies
  • Total Uganda
  • UEGCL
  • UMEME
  • Vivo Energy Uganda

Best Bank Brand on Social Media

  • Bank of Africa
  • Centenary Bank
  • DFCU Bank
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Standard Chartered Uganda
  • UBA (United Bank of Africa)

Best Data/Internet Services Provider

  • Africell Uganda
  • Airtel Uganda
  • MTN Uganda
  • Roke Telecom
  • Smile Communications

Commended Mobile Apps Advancement (new/upgrade)

  • Equity Bank - Eazzy Banking
  • JubiCare
  • MixaKids
  • Mula App
  • MyChild Portal
  • Numida
  • Orient Bank FastPay
  • SafeBoda

Commended Web Advancement (new/upgrade)

  • KCCA
  • Mercantile Credit Bank
  • Movit
  • Pride Microfinance
  • UMEME

Best E-Service

  • KCCA (Ecitie)
  • NSSF (e-Collections)
  • NWSC (e-Water)
  • Umeme (Touch Pay)
  • URA (E-Tax)

Commendation for Youth and Arts Advancement in Digital Era

  • Africell Uganda
  • Airtel Uganda
  • Bell Lager
  • Club Pilsner
  • Coca Cola
  • MTN Uganda
  • Pepsi

Commendation

  • Azam TV
  • DSTV
  • GOTV
  • Kwese TV
  • Startimes
  • Zuku TV

Digital Brand of the Year

  • Africell Uganda
  • Airtel Uganda
  • Centenary Bank
  • DFCU Bank
  • DSTV
  • MTN Uganda
  • Stanbic Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • StarTimes
  • UBA (United Bank of Africa)

Commendation for Trade Digitization
This special recognition will go to an individual, government or non-government agency that is spearheading the digitization of trade through introducing, funding and supporting electronic trade facilitation projects and processes. This category has no nominees. Its winner will be decided after a thorough scrutiny of the current trade facilitation projects powered by electronic tools and the individuals or organizations behind them.

 

 


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