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The Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival
is set to begin this weekend (August 19) in South Africa, showcasing African digital arts, and the role women play in growing the sector.

Taking the theme of “Afro Tech Riot”, the event will be held at the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein, from August 19 until September 3.

The festival hopes to show how digital art and innovation is becoming more mainstream across Africa, and to highlight the important role women play in the digital arts space.
“The successful engagement of arts, culture, creativity and technology by women is inspiring, and worthy of a spotlight at this year’s Fak’ugesi festival,” says organiser Tegan Bristow.

The festival will host a number of speakers and sessions aimed at showing the breadth of the possibilities available through the combination of culture and technology.

In addition, Fak’ugesi has partnered Women in Tech ZA to host a dedicated networking session on the evening of the August 25. For more information please click here:

AITEC’s 10th anniversary Banking & Mobile Money Conference
30-31 August
Nairobi, Kenya
Showcase for the region’s leading fintech innovations.
To mark the 10th anniversary of its Banking & Mobile Money COMESA Conference, AITEC is selecting the region’s 20 most promising and innovative fintech start-ups to demo their products and services at the conference.
Applications to participate are invited from start-ups from throughout the COMESA region. Email brightg@aitecafrica.com.


Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium
6 – 8 September 2016
Embracing capacity building opportunities in the digital era
Nairobi is set to host ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2016), the main global event for capacity development in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). The symposium will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 6 to 8 September 2016, preceded by pre-events on 5 September. The symposium is organized by ITU, the UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs) and hosted by the Government of Kenya under the theme “Embracing Capacity Building Opportunities in the Digital Era”. The event brings together thought leaders from all over the world including Ministers, Directors-General of Regulatory Authorities, Heads of UN organizations, CEOs of private sector companies, representatives from universities and research institutions, human capacity building executives and other experts in ICT capacity building.
To register please click here:

Cashless Africa Expo
FUTURE OF FINANCE

NOV 23 – 24, 2016
Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria
www.cashlessafrica.com