Nominees’ List for Digital Impact Awards Africa 2019 Released

Winners from last year's Digital Impact Awards Africa.

HiPipo, the organizers of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa have released the nominees for the 6th Digital Impact Awards Africa.

Digital Impact Awards Africa is Africa’s most important gathering of C-Level Executives, and senior Digital and IT executives.

The release of the nominations marks the end of a comprehensive entry submission and validation process that ran from June 6 2019. 

The Awards grand finale is scheduled for September 20 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. It 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.

Under the theme ‘Include Everyone’, Digital Impact Awards Africa is a platform that promotes Digital Inclusion, Financial Inclusion and Cyber security.

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.

While releasing the nominations, Innocent Kawooya, the CEO of HiPipo applauded the different individuals and organizations that took time and submitted entries befitting nomination in Africa’s most important digital and financial inclusion platform.

“Between June 6th and 10th July, we received several entry submissions from about 113 organizations and individuals. The advisory panel then scrutinized each submission to ensure conformity and adherence to the nomination criteria. Those that ticked all the boxes were shortlisted while those that were below par didn’t make the list,” Innocent Kawooya noted.

He added; “There are 16 Uganda and 6 Continental Categories. This year the Commendation for Trade Digitization category has nominees and just like other categories it will have Jury/Research Panel assessment and public survey/vote to determine eventual winner. Congratulations are in order for all DIAA 2019 nominees.”


Tickets go for: Standard ($1,595) for awards attendance Or Corporate ($3,450) and Corporate Branded ($5,200) that will give you access to Include Everyone - Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit and Panel discussions with Digital Leaders.



  1. Africa Best Digital Enabler (Internet, Devices)
    1. Airtel
    2. Huawei
    3. MTN
    4. Orange
    5. Tecno
    6. Vodacom
  2. Africa Best Mobile App (FinTech and Telecom)
    1. Craft Silicon - Elma Platform
    2. FNB Banking App
    3. M-PESA
    4. Standard Chartered Mobile
    5. Vodacom - Retail App Omnichannel
  3. Africa Best FinTech Innovator
    1. BitPesa: Digital Foreign Exchange and Payment Platform
    2. Clickatell: WhatsApp Chat Banking
    3. Craft Silicon: Virtual Banking, Mobile Lending, E-Voucher, Agency Banking
    4. Jumo: Mobile Lending and Credit Scoring
    5. NALA: Smarter Mobile Money Channel
    6. Tala: Mobile Lending and Credit Scoring
    7. Teller: WhatsApp Chat Banking
  4. Africa Best Digital Financial Services Platform
    1. Ericsson (EWP)
    2. Huawei Mobile Money
    3. Mahindra Comviva - Mobiquity Money
    4. Tagattitude
    5. Telepin
  5. Africa Best Digital Financial Services Integrator/Aggregator
    1. Cellulant
    2. Craft Silicon
    3. Eclectics International
    4. Kopo Kopo
    5. Tangazoletu
    6. Yo Uganda
  6. Africa Best Content App
    1. DStv Now
    2. Kwese iFlix
    3. Netflix
    4. StarTimes ON


  1. Best Digital Banking (Online, Mobile, Social Banking)   
  1. Barclays Bank
  2. Centenary Bank
  3. DFCU Bank
  4. Pride Mobile
  5. Stanbic Bank
  6. Standard Chartered Bank
  7. United Bank of Africa   
  1. Best Saving, Lending/Credit Product
    1. Airtel Wewole
    2. CenteMobile Loans
    3. Fenix International - Readypay Solar
    4. Finance Trust – Mobile Loans
    5. Mazima Retirement Plan
    6. M-Kopa For Energy
    7. MTN MoKash
  2. Best Mobile Payments
    1. Beyonic
    2. MTN MoMopay
    3. Payway
    4. PESAPAL
    5. Pebuu
  3. Best Cards Payments
    1. Centenary Bank
    2. DFCU Bank
    3. Stanbic Bank
    4. Standard Chartered Bank
    5. United Bank of Africa
  4. Best Community Banking.
    1. Centenary Bank
    2. FINCA
    3. Post Bank Uganda
    4. Pride Microfinance Limited
    5. Finance Trust Bank
    6. BRAC Uganda Bank
  5. Best Digital Customer Experience (Financial Services, Telecom, IT)
    1. Airtel
    2. Centenary Bank
    3. MTN Uganda
    4. Stanbic Bank
    5. Standard Chartered Bank
  6. Best Digital Customer Experience (Utilities and Government Services)
    1. KCCA
    2. NSSF
    3. NWSC
    4. UMEME
    5. URA
  7. Best Brand on Social Media (Financial Services, Telecom, IT)
    1. Africell
    2. Airtel Uganda
    3. Centenary Bank
    4. DFCU Bank
    5. MTN Uganda
    6. Stanbic Bank
  8. Best Brand on Social Media (Consumer Goods)
    1. Bell Lager
    2. Movit
    3. Pepsi
    4. Riham
    5. Club Pilsner
    6. Jumia
  9. Best Digital Powered Campaign
    1. Bell Jamz Listeners Party
    2. Jumia Black Friday
    3. Stanbic Blue Weekends
    4. Tukonectinge With Pepsi
    5. Ug Mix Maestro
  10. Best E-Service/E-Commerce
    1. Jumia
    2. NWSC
    3. Spare-Wo
    4. UMEME
    5. URA
  11. Best Digital Embrace by Non-Consumer Facing Brand
    1. CAA Uganda
    2. FUFA
    3. IRA Uganda
    4. UEGCL
    5. UNRA
  12. Commendation for Trade Digitization
    1. RECTs Extension to DR Congo
    2. Uganda Electronic Single Window 
    3. Uganda Trade Information Portal
  13. Disruptive Innovation
    1. Citimasta App: Traffic Update and Route Planner
    2. MTN MoMoCard: Virtual Card to Shop or Make Payments
    3. SafeBoda Pairing: Get the Nearest Rider
    4. Standard Chartered Bank: Straight2bank Liquidity Management  
    5. YO TV: Online Television Without Commitments
    6. StarTimes ON: Online Video Anytime, Anywhere with Any Device
  14. Best Digital Awareness Initiative (Financial Literacy, Technologies, Entrepreneurship)
    1. Airtel My Hustle
    2. Blu Flamingo Digital Africa: Blu Advisory
    3. Community Banking Using the Pride Mobile Banking App
    4. CryptoSavannah Blockchain Literacy
    5. DFCU Battle for Cash
    6. NSSF Friends with Benefits Season 3
    7. Stanbic National Schools Championship
  15. Digital Brand of The Year
    1. Airtel Uganda
    2. Centenary Bank
    3. DFCU Bank
    4. MTN Uganda
    5. Stanbic Bank
    6. Standard Chartered Bank
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