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Digital Africa


Ambitions around an increasingly digital and connected Africa, underscored by accelerated digitalisation in response to COVID-19 and technological change, have profound implications for life on the continent.

We are exploring the impact of digitalisation on the:

  • Regulatory environment and governance of data and privacy, digital infrastructure, the digital economy (including employment conditions) and innovations in the financial sector
  • Livelihoods, skills and aspirations of young people
  • Transformation of the financial sector
  • Growth in digital platforms and their role in the economy
  • Innovation enabled through digital technology and related ecosystems
  • Future of Africa (scenarios and forces for a digital Africa)

The Latest in Digital Africa

Africa Fintech Radar: Fintechs operating in Africa
  In 2020, the Africa Fintech Network (AFN), in partnership with findexable and Cenfri, launched the Africa Fintech Radar project. This [...]
Partnership announcement for digital transformation in Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda, 2 June 2021: Today, the Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda, Cenfri, and the Mastercard Foundation have signed a tripartite [...]
Platforms for employment
Leveraging digital labour platforms to provide jobs for graduates in Nigeria Nigeria faces a huge challenge of unemployment, with 27% of the [...]
Digital platforms supporting MSMEs through Africa’s COVID-19 crisis
The global COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the importance of connectedness – and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across Africa [...]
Building the first pan-African fintech census and digital map
Africa Fintech Network (AFN), in partnership with global data analytics firm findexable and independent African think tank Cenfri, are launching [...]
Building foundations for new behavioural scientists in Africa
Behavioural science studies how people behave and tries to answer why they behave in the way they do. This is done by looking at how people process [...]
The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of financial services in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms, which connect buyers and sellers of goods and services and allow them to seamlessly [...]
Digital app services in sub-Saharan Africa sees promising start
Expanded smartphone access in Africa underpins evolving consumer behaviour. Smartphone uptake in Africa is growing rapidly. GSMA reported that [...]
How do we develop work-ready youth in a digital age?
Although Kevin has a master’s degree in science and had been teaching ICT to secondary school students in Kenya for over 25 years, he scored just [...]
FinTecHub and Cenfri: partnership announcement
FinTecHub and Cenfri are pleased to announce the signing of their new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU underlines the shared interest of [...]