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 Africa are gaining access to mobile banking and other...
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 and/or unable to finance. This includes small business,...
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 60,215 Bitcoins in the last five years, or more than $566...
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 pandemic quickly impacted small businesses in the Free...
Apply Now: $850,000 for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Research

Apply Now: $850,000 for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Research

Published on: Nov 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Internet access and information and communication technologies create new opportunities for digital financial services that increase financial inclusion. Yet 1.7 billion adults are still unbanked, with women constituting...
How to Use Digital Payments During COVID-19 Response

How to Use Digital Payments During COVID-19 Response

Published on: Oct 07 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Use Digital Payments During COVID-19 Response
The pandemic is affecting the way people interact with money; how much we spend, what we buy, and whether to opt for digital payments. In the US the switch to digital has even led to a coin shortage, and the rest of the...
The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

Published on: Sep 09 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Being a young Zimbabwean who holds no faith in our banking system – mobile money has been a big part of my life. Around 49% of Zimbabweans are registered with a mobile money service. 1 in 2 Zimbos is a significant number...
Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Published on: Aug 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The informal sector is a primary driver of economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for 80% of total employment, 55% of total GDP, and 89% of employed women and girls. However, irregular and low earnings of informal...
8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

Published on: Jul 22 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA
Despite progress over the past few years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still has the largest gender gap in terms of women’s economic participation in the world. This economic divide also holds true when...