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8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event


Africa Tech Festival Awards 2021

We’re excited to announce that nominations are now open for the Africa Tech Festival Awards 2021! This is your opportunity to put yourself, a fellow colleague or industry peer forward who is deserving of recognition for their achievements in the past year. You can make as many nominations as you wish across the 8 categories. It is free to cast your nomination and nominations will close on Monday 18 October at 12 am CAT.

Award Categories

Winners will be determined by people's choice, and will be announced throughout the conference during breaks from sessions.

This year, we have introduced three new categories: Africa's Rising Star Award, celebrating emerging talent, Green ICT Champion, which aims to highlight efforts in sustainable energy solutions, and Fintech Innovation of the Year Award, which recognises those who are making waves the African Fintech space.

Connectivity Project of the Year Award

This award celebrates the network providers and services going above-and-beyond to provide connectivity in an environment where demand has never been higher, and broadband has become a lifeline for access to education & economic activity.

Most Innovative Product or Service Award

This Award recognises a game-changing product or service that has provided it's target market with significant new opportunities for revenue growth or customer satisfaction.

CXO of the Year Award

'The CXO of the Year Award' is back for 2021 - recognising the outstanding achievements of CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and others in driving development within the African tech space.

Building a Better, More Inclusive, Digital World Award

This award recognises organisations and initiatives that have made a significant contribution to helping us build a more accessible and inclusive digital world.

Female Innovator of the Year Award

It's time to celebrate female achievement and contribution to technology, media & telecoms this year. This award will recognise the outstanding achievements of women who are playing a crucial role in African technology and telecommunications.

Africa’s Rising Star Award

New for 2021, the Africa's Rising Star Awards has been launched to celebrate the emerging talent in African tech - recognising and identifying future leaders and disruptors.

Green ICT Champion

New for 2021, the Green ICT Champion of the Year Award will celebrate the individual or organisation leading on the development and integration of sustainable energy solutions.

Fintech Innovation of the Year Award

New for 2021, The Fintech Innovation of the Year Award recognises the organisation, project or individual who has disrupted the African Fintech space.