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Africa Tech Festival 2023 - The Home of AfricaCom & AfricaTech
Core Agenda & Exhibition: 14-16 Nov
Partner Programmes & Digital Content: 14 - 16 NovCape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town


Africa Tech Festival Awards

Congratulations to all of this year's finalists and winners!

The Africa Tech Festival Awards 2022 celebrated the innovators enabling transformation, inclusivity, and digital democracy across the African continent.

Discover this year's winners

Congratulations to all our winners!

Connectivity Project of the Year Award

WINNER: NuRAN Wireless

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

WINNER: Orange, Mahali

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

WINNER: Samuel Chiwanda, Click Mobile

'The CXO of the Year Award' recognises the outstanding achievements of CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and others in driving development within the African tech space.

Changing Lives Award

WINNER: Hormuud Telecom

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

WINNER: Oladiwura Oladepo, Tech4Dev

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

WINNER: Joseph Lumbahe, Aizatron Group

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

WINNER: Olufunso Somorin, African Development Bank

The Green ICT Champion of the Year Award celebrates the individual or organisation leading on the development and integration of sustainable energy solutions.

Fintech Innovation of the Year Award

WINNER: Kyanda Africa

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

Start-Up of the Year Award

WINNER: Womenovate

New for 2022, the Start-up of the Year Award recognises the most innovative start-up, that has showcased potential over the last year for high growth and purpose-driven impact.

HealthTech Innovation of the Year Award

WINNER: Nextwear Technologies

New for 2022, this award recognises emerging technologies for healthcare across Africa that are changing lives, advancing healthcare, and impacting individuals and communities for the better.

VC / Investor of the Year Award

WINNER: Meridiam

This Award recognises the most impactful fund in Africa, which provides investment to support, build and scale their investee businesses.

Meet the Judges

Meet the expert panel of judges who will determine this year's winners!

Laurie Fuller

Venture Partner

Raiven Capital

Toyosi Odukoya

Head of Business Intelligence

Mastercard Foundation

Paula Gilbert


Connecting Africa News

Thecla Mbongue

Senior Analyst


Russell Southwood


Balancing Act

Dion Jerling


Connecting Earth

Abe Wakama

Managing Director

IT News Africa

Matt Reed

Chief Analyst