Complete list: Winners at the 2018 Digital Impact Awards

Digital Impact Awards 2018 winners

The grand ceremony to recognize the winners in the 2018 Digital Impact Awards Africa went down Friday evening at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

More than 100 projects had been nominated in the thirty-five categories. The ceremony was taking place for the fifth time.

Themed ‘Include Everyone’, the competition saw corporate companies and government agencies judged based on social media presence, innovativeness, product usability among other digital feats.

According to officials, the awards are aimed at recognizing and rewarding individuals and organisations across Africa that are spearheading the use of digital tools to “not only enhance financial and digital inclusion but also lead to continental economic transformation.”

Below are the winners:

Digital Brand of the Year

Centenary Bank

Commended Mobile Apps Advancement (new/upgrade)


Best Payments Product

Lipa na M-Pesa

Best Fintech Revolutionary Product

M-KOPA for Energy

Best Financial Services for the Poor Enabler


Best Telecom App

My Vodacom

Best E-Commerce Platform


Best Saving and Lending Product (Digital Driven)

Airtel/JUMO Wewole

Commendation for Advancing Financial Inclusion of Women

Finance Trust Bank – Loan Ku Simu

Commended Bank-Led Digital Product for Microcredit

Centenary Bank – Centemobile Loans

Best Digital Customer Experience by Technology Brand


Commendation for Youth and Arts Advancement in Digital Era

MTN Uganda

Commendation for Trade Digitization

Non-Tariff Barrier (NTBs) Reporting System implemented by Ministry of Trade and Sponsored by TradeMark EA

Best Banking App

Stanbic Bank

Best Online Banking

Standard Chartered Bank

Best Mobile Banking

Centenary Bank

Best Financial Inclusion Services Provider


Best Promoter of Financial Literacy

DFCU Bank (Battle for Cash)

Best Use of Digital by Microfinance to improve Financial Inclusion

Pride Micro Finance

Best Financial Inclusion Innovation of the year


Best Internet Provider


Cybersecurity Excellence for Digital Channels

Standard Chartered Bank

Best Payments Integrator

Craft Silicon (Kenya)

Best Digital Customer Experience (utilities/govt agency)

National Water and Sewerage Cooperation

Best Social Banking

United Bank of Africa

Best e-service

Uganda Revenue Authority

Best Bank Brand on Social Media

Stanbic Bank

Best Govt organization on Social Media

Kampala Capital City Authority

Best Interoperability Enabler


Best Digital Adaptation by a Non-Consumer Facing Brand


Best Consumer Goods Brand on Social Media  


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