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Entries’ submission for the 2020 Digital Impact Awards Africa kick off

By George Mangula

HiPipo; the organisers of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa have started receiving entries for the 2020 Digital Impact Awards Africa (#DIAA2020).  DIAA is Africa’s most important gathering of C-Level Executives, and senior Digital and IT executives.

The kick-off of the entries’ submission marks the start of a comprehensive entry submission and validation process that will run until November 2, 2020. This will be followed by release of nominations and public voting.

The #DIAA2020 grand finale is slated for the afternoon of Thursday 26th November. It will be preceded by the annual Include Everyone Summit (Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit) on the same day.

#DIAA2020 grand finale is scheduled for November 26, 2020 at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel. The awards gala will be the climax of the Include Everyone – Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit that will happen on the same day. This summit will explore the strategic trends and technologies that are shaping the future of Digital, IT and business. The summit will be held under the theme, “Collaboration To Advance Safety and Security Towards Sustainable Financial Inclusion”.

DIAA is a platform that promotes Digital Inclusion, Financial Inclusion and Cybersecurity. Precisely; the Awards seek to recognize, celebrate and appreciate different individuals and organizations that are spearheading the use of digital mediums to better serve their communities.

All qualifying organisations and projects are called upon to submit their entries ahead of the entry closure date of 2nd November 2, 2020.

The summit and awards will use three official tags: #IncludeEveryone #DIAA2020 #LevelOneProject



1.      Africa (KENYA) Outstanding Contribution to Financial Inclusion

2.      Africa (TANZANIA) Outstanding Contribution to Financial Inclusion

3.      Africa (RWANDA) Outstanding Contribution to Financial Inclusion

4.      Africa (ETHIOPIA) Outstanding Contribution to Financial Inclusion

5.      Africa (BURUNDI) Outstanding Contribution to Financial Inclusion

6.      Africa Best Fintech Innovation

7.      Africa Best Smart Device Initiative

8.      Africa Best Internet Access Initiative

9.      Africa Best Mobile Innovation for Health

10.  Africa Best Mobile Innovation for Agriculture

11.  Africa Best Mobile Innovation for Education

12.  Africa Best Mobile Innovation for Banking

13.  Africa WomenInFintech – Leadership Award (Personality)

14.  Africa Financial Inclusion – Medal of Honor (Personality)

15.  Africa Best Digital Response to Covid Impact (Community Support)

16.  Africa Best Digital Response to Covid Impact (Consumer Product and Services)

17.  Africa Best Digital Response to Covid Impact (Financial Inclusion Services)


1.      Financial Inclusion Excellence – Diamond (Corporate 10+ Years)

2.      Financial Inclusion Excellence -Platinum (Corporate 6-9 Years)

3.      Fintech Outstanding Contribution (40Days40Fintechs) – Gold (SME- 10+ Years)

4.      Fintech Outstanding Contribution (40Days40Fintechs) – Silver (SME – 6-9 Years)

5.      Fintech Outstanding Contribution (40Days40Fintechs) – Bronze (SME -2-5 Years)

6.      Women Financial Inclusion Outstanding Contribution (Saving and Lending)

7.      Women Financial Inclusion Outstanding Contribution (Payments)

8.      Women Financial Inclusion Outstanding Contribution (Insurance)

9.      Digital Banking Excellence (Online/Web, Mobile, Social Banking)

10.  E-Commerce Excellence

11.  Agriculture Digitization Excellence (Financial Services)

12.  Agriculture Digitization Excellence (E-commerce)

13.  Green Energy Excellence Powered by Financial Inclusion.

14.  Best Digital Customer Experience (Financial Services, Telecom, IT)

15.  Best Digital Customer Experience (Utilities and Government Services)

16.  Best Brand on Social Media (Financial Services, Telecom, IT)

17.  Best Brand on Social Media (Consumer Goods)

18.  Best Brand on Social Media (Utilities, Government Services)

19.  Best Digital Powered Campaign

20.  Best Mobile Payments (Innovation)

21.  Best Cards Payments (Innovation)

22.  Best Community Banking

23.  Best Digital Awareness Initiative (Financial Literacy, Cybersecurity)

24.  Best Digital Embrace (Non-Consumer Facing Brand)

25.  Digital Brand of the Year

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