The 6th Kalahari awards which recognizes best innovations and achievements in the Remittance and MobileMoney industry has announced the winners for the 2016 edition, taking place at the 6th Remittance and mobilemoneyexpo at the Lagos Oriental hotel, Nigeria on February 02 – 03.

The Kalahari awards are dedicated to acknowledging creativity, commitment and excellence in the digital payments and remittance industry across Africa and awarded to organizations that have made significant contribution to the remittance and mobile financial services sector by making services more affordable, available and impacting developments in Africa.

The awards honor best of the breed across all sectors and segments of digital payments and remittance services covering remittance providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers, card services, financial institutions, application providers, regulators, micro finance organizations and individuals in the ecosystem in Africa and beyond.

 “After a rigorous selection process in the last three months, we thank the hardworking judges and congratulate all the winners of the 2016 Kalahari awards,” said Emmanuel Okoegwale, Principal Associate, MobileMoneyAfrica. “The quality of the responses from the remittance industry is a reflection of the dynamic innovations that will drive the remittance industry in Africa to great heights in 2016 and beyond. “

The winners of the Kahalari awards 2016 are:

Pro-poor financial innovation - GRAMEEN FOUNDATION, UGANDA

Best low cost remittance service – AZIMO

Best micro finance enabler platform -  REDCLOUD TECHNOLOGIES

Best mobile utilities payment provider -FETS

Best Remittance enabler platform – MFS AFRICA

Best mobilemoney innovation - MAHINDRACOMVIVA & ECOCASH

Remittance personality of the year – JAY FIX, TRANSFAST

Financial inclusion product of the year, global -( TRANSFERTO - MOBILEMONEYHUB)

Best remittance agency network  - XPRESSMONEY

Best mobile-centric remittance service – HELLO PAISA

Best remittance service – TRANSFAST

Best Bank-centric remittance service - FIDELITY BANK GHANA

BEST MobileMoney / Card combination, Nigeria – KEGOW VISA VIRTUAL CARD

Best e-commerce payment solution – TRANSPAY

Best technology enabler platform – TAGATTITUDE

Financial inclusion product of the Year, Nigeria –  GTBANK & ETISALAT FOR GTSAVERS.

Best payment partnership 2016 (Special recognition) – PAGA + UBER

Best  online shopping payment solution - KONGAPAY FOR KONGA


Get involved at the 6th Remittance & MobileMoneyExpo 2016

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About the Remittance & MobileMoneyExpo

Now in its sixth year as a leading continental, remittances and mobile financial services focused event, held annually in February in Lagos – Nigeria. The expo addresses the emerging digital financial ecosystem in Africa covering regulations, technology, innovations from the supply and demand side value chain within the African continent. The event attracts leading stakeholders in the remittances, payment, banking, mobile financial services, and financial technology providers across and beyond Africa, annually in Lagos – Nigeria.

Media contact:
West Ekhator
Event director, MobileMoneyAfrica