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Africa Tech Festival
7-11 November 2022


7-11 November 2022

Africa Tech Festival Awards 2021

Thank you to all the innovative companies who entered and made the shortlist this year! Please scroll down to see the 2021 winners...

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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.

Winner: Mauritius Telecom

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.

Winners: Mauritius Telecom and Huawei

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.

Winner: Brelotte BA, CEO, Orange Mali

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.

Winner: Orange

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.

Winner: Diana Wilson, CEO, Yielding Accomplished African Women. 

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.

Winner:  Tobi Lafihan, Co Founder, Venture for Africa 

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.

Winner: Ericsson

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.

Winner: OtangU - Eat Now Pay Later