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THE NORTH AFRICA COM AWARDS

Awarding tech, media and telecommunications innovations in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara.

WELCOME TO THE NORTH AFRICA COM AWARDS

New for 2021, North Africa Com will be dedicated to the pioneering individuals and companies shaping tech in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara. North Africa Com is part of the Connecting Africa series with AfricaCom, the continent's largest tech event. It's time for the story of Africa's tech landscape to put a spotlight on North African excellence.

Our Awards will celebrate telecommunications operators, leading technology platforms, hardware vendors, connectivity providers, startups, philanthropists and technology companies driving progress. North Africa is home to a large start-up ecosystem, so we also support pre-seed startups and pre-launch projects.

Find out about the voting process below. We look forward to receiving your nomination!

Recognising outstanding leadership and innovation across North Africa. Nominations are now open for 2021. All submissions should be based in, or delivering significant work in, North Africa - specifically, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara.


How the Awards work:

1. Nominations open for one month

2. Public voting opens up to the event date

  • 1 vote per person per category (we encourage you to vote in more than 1 category)
  • Votes are anonymous

Ready to nominate your winners? Please click on each category!


Inspiring Leader of the Year
Inspiring Leader of the Year

Even for an industry used to rapid, disruptive change, the past 18 months have brought a new and complex set of challenges. The Inspiring Leader of the Year Award celebrates North Africa’s exceptional leaders – those individuals building teams and setting new standards to thrive through change and deliver on a clear vision.

Our winner will have a passion for purpose, people and an outstanding ability to integrate new ideas and technologies that drive product and service evolution.

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Female Innovator of the Year
Female Innovator of the Year

This award recognises the outstanding achievements of the women playing such a crucial role in accelerating North Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution journey, while underscoring the importance of ensuring it’s an inclusive, equitable one.

Our Female Innovator of the Year will be an individual who has built innovative services and solutions that address real-world challenges and affect genuine change.

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Changing Lives Award
Changing Lives Award

This award is all about impact, we are looking to give recognition to the change-makers in the industry that are connecting and creating opportunities for the communities and societies in which they operate.

This award recognises innovation where ICT meets socio-economic development and digital inclusion. We want to celebrate a product, initiative or social enterprise that is having a life-changing impact on individuals or communities in North Africa.

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Startup of the Year Award
Startup of the Year Award

The Start-up of the Year Award is new for 2021 and recognises the most innovative start-up, that has showcased potential over the last year for high growth and purpose-driven impact.

Given the incredible interest and development in the North African start-up ecosystem in recent years, this is an opportunity to shine a light on the companies that will shape the future of tech in the region.

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Sustainable Business of the Year Award
Sustainable Business of the Year Award

North Africa’s tech future is green and we are excited to hear some of the innovative practises and solutions that are building the foundations for creating a more resilient and inclusive future.

The sustainable business of the year is an operator or enterprise that has been championing sustainable practises across their business and strives to use innovative ICT technologies to create greener and more sustainable solutions.

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Connectivity Champion Award
Connectivity Champion 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.

Entries may come from those building the network of North Africa’s physical connectivity infrastructure as well as those creating purely digital products and services to bring opportunity through connectivity.

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