AfricaCom Awards celebrates Africa's steps towards digital transformation

The look out Communications AfricaThe AfricaCom Awards took place at The Lookout in Cape Town. (Image source: The Lookout)The AfricaCom Awards was held on 16 November at the Lookout in Cape Town, South Africa to celebrate the industry initiatives that are improving connectivity and digital transformation across the continent

Accrding to event organisers, there were more than 100 entries for the award with 13 overall winners.

Adam Thompson from KNect365 TMT said, “This year’s awards saw an exceptional shortlist of entries. The judging panel were thoroughly impressed with the quality of entries and the range of industry projects carried out. These awards allow us to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts presented by industry players and to motivate others to continually develop game-changing and innovative projects. There were definitely some stand-out winners this year, with Ghanaian projects scooping three awards.”

Tigo Ghana walked away with two awards including the Changing Lives Award for their Mobile Birth Registration project, while Ebenezer Twum Asante of MTN Ghana won the prize for the CEO of the year. The judges’ most remarkable entry came from BRCK with their Kio Kit - Digital Classroom in a Box which won Best Pan-African Initiative.

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