Africa Digital Awards (ADA) organized by ThirdEye Media on Friday, March 8, 2019, launched the Ghana edition of the awards in collaboration with Stanbic Bank’s Business Incubator at Stanbic Heights, Airport, Accra.
The scheme which seeks to award and recognize any individual or company that uses the digital space to impact the society.
According to the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ADA Foster Kofi Sam, the awards targets personals and companies in the Media, Telecom, Finance and E-commerce platforms.
In an interview, he added that “There will be a couple of events and activities that we will organize to celebrate and recognize digital players in Ghana that are leveraging on digital innovations and inventions to impact society positively. There will be a Digital Summit and a corporate e-sports event among other activities before the main awards”
Speaking at the launch, Sam also said Africa’s Digital Space is all about collaborations and through the awards they seek to push for the Free Trade continental agreement with governments and the private sector to make Africa a full-blown digital economy.
“The awards through strategic partners would also train about 1 million youth in various digital skills and about 500,000 women in Digital Finance to make them employable as well as use technologies in transacting business.”
Foster Awintiti Akugri who is part of the awards jury and also a representative of Stanbic Bank’s business incubator said supporting Africa Digital Awards is part of the Bank’s plans to push for a bigger digital transformation for its customers in various African Countries and they look forward to great event in June and called for corporate Ghana to support this initiative.
Dr Thomas Mensah, who was the chairman for the Launch said the Awards would travel to Countries like Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and other African countries before the Pan-African event in an African City.
The launch saw personalities from companies like Total Ghana Limited, Stanbic Bank, Ghana Immigration Service, Chanzo Capital among others. The category that intrigued lot of patrons at the launch was the category to recognize, reward and celebrate the use of digital in governance in Ghana.
ADA has seven technology experts who are: Dr Thomas Owusu Mensah world renowned Fiber optics, Foster Awintiti Akugri, Business Incubation, Alice K Mensah, George Kwabena Appiah Regina Honu, Emmanuel Gamor CEO of KANEA and Manny Bortey
The categories for the Africa Digital Awards are:
- Best News Portal
- Best Use of Social Media
- Online Editor of the Year
- Entertainment Site of the Year
- Digital Artiste of the Year
- Best Digital Bank
- Fintech Innovation of the Year
- Most Outstanding Digital Financial Services
- Best Banking App for Ghana
- Best Telecom in Customer Service
- Telecom of the Year
- Best Digital Education Platform
- E-commerce Platform of the Year
- Social Media Personality
- Most Innovative AgriTech App
- Best Use of Digital for Travel and Tourism
- Best Innovation for Health
- Best e-governance platform
The Africa Digital Awards Ghana edition is slated for 27th – 29th June 2019 with activities such as Ghana’s first Digital Summit, Corporate e-league and the Awards Night.