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HiPipo Begins Accepting Nominations For The 2023 Digital Impact Awards Africa

Digital Impact Awards Africa. COURTESY PHOTO/FILE PHOTO


HiPipo has announced and begun accepting nominations for the 2023 Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) as they celebrate a decade of digital excellence.

“With an air of anticipation and excitement, we officially embark on the journey towards the 2023 Digital Impact Awards Africa, beginning with an open call for nominations,” the company wrote in a press statement calling on the public in joining them to recognize and celebrate those who are boldly shaping the digital landscape of Africa.

This call marks the start of a comprehensive Digital Impact Awards Africa entry submission and validation process that will run until October 10th, 2023. This will then be followed by the release of a list of nominees, Jury assessment, and a rollout of public voting from October 17th until November 17th when the grand finale will be held at Kampala Serena Hotel as part of the annual Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit.

The list of categories open for nomination are; Financial Inclusion Excellence, Digital Banking Excellence, Banking Innovation Excellence, Community/MFI Banking Innovation Excellence, FinTech Innovation Excellence, Financial Services Digital Excellence, Consumer Goods Digital Excellence, Utilities & Government Services Digital Excellence, Community Digital Empowerment Excellence, Technology Services Digital Excellence, Digital Campaign Excellence, CEO of the Year, Digital Brand of the Year, and Digital Brand of the Decade (2014 to 2023) — can be submitted at

The Digital Impact Awards Africa recognizes, celebrates, and appreciates different (stakeholders) individuals and organizations that are spearheading the use of digital mediums to better serve their communities. The awards are one of Africa’s most important gatherings of C-Level Executives, and senior Digital and IT executives. In addition, DIAA is also a platform that promotes Digital Inclusion, Financial Inclusion, and Cyber Security.

DIAA further celebrates digital excellence across the continent; big or small, local or international.

From its inception in 2014, DIAA was met with immense enthusiasm, with the majority of the market recognizing it as an initiative poised to elevate the industry to new heights. Despite this optimism, questions were raised about its sustainability. Skeptics drew parallels with earlier initiatives that, like DIAA, began with considerable market excitement, only to fade away prematurely. Yet, DIAA has persevered, defying these predictions and cementing its role in leading the industry’s progress.

Innocent Kawooya, the CEO of HiPipo, expressed his feelings of anticipation and accomplishment, saying, “From the inception of our journey, we held a vision to significantly contribute to Africa’s digital and financial inclusion journey.”

Indeed, DIAA has not merely weathered the passage of time, but it has significantly transformed Africa’s trajectory in digital and financial inclusion. With each passing year, DIAA continues to make groundbreaking strides, redefining expectations and leading the charge toward a digitally inclusive future for all of Africa.

“We aimed to not only spotlight the innovative products and services that are transforming millions of lives but also to honor the remarkable individuals behind these achievements,” remarked Kawooya — further saying that their accomplishments fill them with pride, and their eyes firmly set on the future, committed to scaling new heights.

DIAA has been fortunate to have the unwavering support of dedicated partners like the Gates Foundation, whose contributions have been instrumental to their progress.

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