Explore our event themes on the virtual journey to MWC Africa 2022
MWC Africa convenes the tech ecosystem from across the continent to debate and discuss the most critical topics of our time
LEADERSHIP FOR CONNECTIVITY
The mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa has largely risen to the challenge of keeping individuals and businesses connected during the pandemic. Digital growth has been underpinned by strong, informed leadership and partnerships where, despite the global crisis, mobile has continued to lead climate action and enhance millions of lives through the delivery services in areas of healthcare, AgriTech and commerce.
This theme welcomes leaders from across the ecosystem to outline their vision and to explore the next steps in the region’s transformative agenda.
Over the past 15 years, the success of M-Pesa has been a catalyst for major improvements in technology and connectivity across the region. COVID-19 accelerated this further leading to a significant increase of smart devices being used for online financial services. The opportunity for banking transformation has never been greater and in this unprecedented period of change, collaboration remains key.
This theme will explore the latest innovations and discuss opportunities for new partnerships and leveraging emerging technologies.
“In a rapidly evolving landscape Mastercard is proud to have built an essential ecosystem to support innovation in payment technology and growth in digital financial services. This is achieved through key partnerships with banks, telcos, fintechs and merchants allowing us to connect more people while expanding inclusion and access to the digital economy.”Amnah Ajmal, Executive Vice President, Market Development, Middle East and Africa at Mastercard