Practical Insights on Finance for ICT4D Projects

7 New Blockchain Initiatives Driving Financial Innovation Across Africa

7 New Blockchain Initiatives Driving Financial Innovation Across Africa

Published on: Apr 27 2022 by Wayan Vota - Leave a Comment
The digital economy is booming across Africa with multiple fintech innovations using blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and Web3 to change the way Africans interact...
The Cryptocurrency Opportunity for African Digital Financial Services

The Cryptocurrency Opportunity for African Digital Financial Services

Published on: Apr 12 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Although the African continent receives only 2 percent of the global value of all cryptocurrencies, their rapid growth will transform financing in an increasingly...
5 Ways to Implement 9 UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments

5 Ways to Implement 9 UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments

Published on: Feb 23 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Ways to Implement 9 UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments
The transformative power of digital payments will be invaluable in rebuilding economies from the wreckage of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for women and girls...
5 Reasons Digital Financial Services Need Accessible Grievance Redress Mechanisms

5 Reasons Digital Financial Services Need Accessible Grievance Redress Mechanisms

Published on: Nov 11 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
India has been innovating in digital financial services with a view to reaching its most marginalised people easily. For instance, social welfare amounts get transferred...
Apply Now: $37,000 for Your African Financial Technology Innovation

Apply Now: $37,000 for Your African Financial Technology Innovation

Published on: Aug 30 2021 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Digital financial services are contributing to financial inclusion for Africans – almost 40% of the world’s population. The rapid spread of mobile money...
Apply Now: $20,000 for African Blockchain Financial Solutions

Apply Now: $20,000 for African Blockchain Financial Solutions

Published on: Aug 02 2021 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Access to financial services will play a critical role in economic growth and poverty reduction for the 1.2 billion people live on the African continent. The World...
Apply Now: $130,000 FinTech Innovation Startup Funding from VISA

Apply Now: $130,000 FinTech Innovation Startup Funding from VISA

Published on: Mar 15 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Innovation in digital financial services is allowing Africans to move up the “financial services value chain.” From mobile money payments, customers in sub-Saharan...
4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions

4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions

Published on: Mar 04 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions
Public Development Banks (PDB) exist in most countries. They play a critical role in financing economic activities that private sector commercial banks are unwilling...
How Will Nigerians Spend $451 Million Bitcoin Cryptocurrency in 2021?

How Will Nigerians Spend $451 Million Bitcoin Cryptocurrency in 2021?

Published on: Dec 23 2020 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, reports that Nigeria is now has the world’s second largest Bitcoin trading volume. Nigerians have traded...
5 Lessons Learned Managing COVID-19 Grant Applications in South Africa

5 Lessons Learned Managing COVID-19 Grant Applications in South Africa

Published on: Dec 17 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Lessons Learned Managing COVID-19 Grant Applications in South Africa
Kwantu was working closely with the Free State Department of Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) when COVID-19 hit South Africa. The...