The Ghana edition of the Africa Digital Awards has been launched in partnership with Stanbic Heights. Stanbic Heights is Stanbic Bank’s business incubator. The launch took place last Friday in Accra.
Africa Digital Awards is organised to applaud digital players who are utilising digital innovations and inventions to positively affect society. The awards scheme is organised by ThirdEye Media. Activities included in the awards are a Digital Summit, corporate e-sports event, and other activities.
Foster Kofi Sam of ThirdEye Media, organisers of the awards scheme, spoke at the launch event. He said the awards scheme seeks to promote the Free Trade continental agreements with governments and the private sector. He believes that this would make Africa a full-blown digital economy.
The awards scheme has gone into strategic partnerships to help train about 1 million youth in several digital fields. Also, about 500,000 women will be trained in digital finance to make them employable.
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Africa Digital Awards seeks to commend any company or, even individuals that are leveraging digital resources for good. The company or individual may be in Finance, Media, Telecom, or even the general public.
Foster Awintiti Akugri represented Stanbic Bank’s business incubator, the Stanbic Heights at the launch. He stated that supporting Africa Digital Awards is part of Stanbic’s plans for massive digital transformation for its customers.
Akugri also said the bank expects a great event in June. He, however, called on other corporate organisations in Ghana to also come and support the initiative.
Categories slated in the Africa Digital Awards scheme
The categories slated for the awards are listed below.
- Best News Portal
- Best Use of Social Media
- Online Editor of the Year
- Entertainment Site of the Year
- Digital Artiste of the Year
- Best Digital Bank
- Fintech Innovation of the Year
- Most Outstanding Digital Financial Services
- Best Banking App for Ghana
- Best Telecom in Customer Service
- Telecom of the Year
- Best Digital Education Platform
- Ecommerce Platform of the Year
- Social Media Personality
- Most Innovative AgriTech App
- Best Use of Digital for Travel and Tourism
- Best Innovation for Health
- Best e-governance platform
Date of the event
The Ghana edition of the Africa Digital Awards Ghana will take place from June 27 to June 29, 2019. The chain of activities happening along the scheme include Ghana’s first Digital Summit and a corporate e-league. Then the whole thing would be climaxed with the Awards Night.