HiPipo in support of Level One Project, Mojaloop, ModusBox, and Crosslake Technologies organized the eighth (8th) edition of the Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) at Mestil Hotel in Kampala to recognize, celebrate, and appreciate individuals and organizations that spearhead the use of digital mediums to better serve their communities.
The DIAA was part of this year’s Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit that explored the strategic trends and technologies that are shaping the future of Digital, Information Technology, and Business with special attention to the safety of customers’ funds and security of platforms in the financial technology industry.
The summit discussed the disruptive impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the general business ecosystem and what players must do to recover.
This year’s summit brought together C-Level executives that are spearheading the introduction, adoption and usage of digital and financial services across Africa. Speakers came from multinationals, large enterprises, small and mid-sized enterprises, start-ups, informal businesses (such as market vendors and smallholder farmers) and sole proprietorships (public transport drivers/riders and e-commerce delivery agents), among others.
All nominees for the 2021 Digital Impact Awards Africa were shortlisted from hundreds of submissions, according to HiPipo. The awards had 11 categories including; Financial Inclusion Excellence, Digital Banking Excellence, Banking Innovation Excellence, Community/MFI Banking Innovation Excellence, Fintech Innovation Excellence, Financial Service Digital Excellence, Consumer Goods Digital Excellence, Utilities & Government Services Digital Excellence, Technology Service Digital Excellence, Digital Campaign Excellence, and Digital Brand of the Year.
Notably, Standard Chartered Bank won the 2021 Digital Brand of the year over Stanbic Bank and Centenary Bank that came second and third respectively. As such, Standard Chartered Bank retained the same prize it won in 2020.
|Digital Banking Excellence||Standard Chartered Bank (Gold)
Stanbic Bank (Silver)
|Banking Innovation Excellence||CenteOnTheGo | Centenary Bank|
|Community/MFI Banking Innovation Excellence||Centenary Bank (Gold)
Pride Microfinance (Silver)
|Fintech Innovation Excellence||Digital Ticketing for Transport Services by KaCyber Technologies. (Gold)
SafeBoda Business Loans in partnership with Numida. (Silver)
|Financial Service Digital Excellence||Stanbic Bank (Gold)
Standard Chartered Bank (Silver)
|Consumer Goods Digital Excellence||Movit Products (Gold)
Cafe Javas (Silver)
|Utilities & Government Services Digital Excellence||NWSC (Gold)
|Technology Service Digital Excellence||MTN Uganda (Gold)
Rocket Health (Silver)
|Digital Campaign Excellence||Stanbic National Schools Championship (Gold)
Jumia Anniversary (Silver)
|Digital Brand of the Year||Standard Chartered Bank (Diamond)
Stanbic Bank (Gold)
Centenary Bank (Silver)