The Benefits of Central Bank Digital Currencies for African Countries

The Benefits of Central Bank Digital Currencies for African Countries

Published on: Jun 08 2022 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The evolution of money and payment systems delivers is creating new opportunities and business models alongside new challenges. As economies are becoming more digital, user needs are changing; and being met by a widening...
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 who have been disproportionately affected. UN Women estimates...
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 systems have helped reduce transaction costs and facilitate...
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...
5 Lessons Learned Using Digital Financial Services for COVID-19 Relief

5 Lessons Learned Using Digital Financial Services for COVID-19 Relief

Published on: Nov 12 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Lessons Learned Using Digital Financial Services for COVID-19 Relief
Many countries have launched unprecedented relief packages to cushion the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Information is still limited on how well the programs have functioned; in particular, there is...
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...
What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

What Are the Top 4 Mobile Money Purchases by African Youth?

Published on: Jan 15 2020 by Wayan Vota - 11 Comments
Digital financial services in sub-Saharan Africa are changing rapidly with diversity in usage and uptake on such a diverse continent. Recently, GeoPoll embarked on a study to examine how Africa’s youth in six nations are...
Apply Now: £1,760,000 for Your Agriculture Technology Innovation

Apply Now: £1,760,000 for Your Agriculture Technology Innovation

Published on: Jun 24 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Smallholder farming is a challenging enterprise. There are around 500 million smallholder farmers in the world, and they produce up to 80% of the food consumed in Africa and Asia. Yet they are among the poorest and most...