HiPipo Receives Best Financial Inclusion Organization Award for Second Consecutive Year, Reinforcing Commitment to Fintech Innovation and Inclusivity in East Africa
Written by Ntulume Nicholas on July 4, 2023
HiPipo, a leading digital age organization with operations covering Digital Innovation, Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Finance, Events, Awards and Music, is proud to announce that it has been awarded the esteemed title of ‘Best Financial Inclusion Organization 2023 – East Africa’ for the second consecutive year at the highly regarded FinTech Awards organized by Wealth & Finance International.
Wealth & Finance International, a prominent platform that recognizes exceptional accomplishments within the finance and investment sector, has acknowledged HiPipo’s significant contributions. As FinTech continues to reshape our digital society, businesses like HiPipo, at the forefront of this transformation, are playing a vital role in advancing financial inclusivity.
In the ever-evolving landscape of FinTech, maintaining innovation and staying ahead of the curve is paramount. As an industry leader, HiPipo is both navigating and shaping this rapid evolution, contributing to the projected valuation of the industry, which is expected to reach $174 billion this year alone. Recognitions such as the award from Wealth & Finance International reaffirm HiPipo’s dedication to driving positive change.
This prestigious award celebrates the homegrown leaders in FinTech who are instrumental in propelling efforts toward achieving comprehensive financial inclusion across continents. Innocent Kawooya, the CEO of HiPipo, expressed his gratitude for this recognition, stating, “This award is a testament to the exceptional team behind HiPipo. Their unwavering dedication and tireless efforts have made this achievement possible.”
Kawooya further emphasized the crucial role of HiPipo’s supportive partners in shaping their success, including the Gates Foundation, Cyberplc Academy, Level One Project, INFITX, Ideation Corner, Crosslakes Technologies, and the Mojaloop Foundation. “This honour belongs to all of us and serves as a catalyst for our future endeavours,” added Kawooya.
The year 2023 has already been fruitful for HiPipo under Kawooya’s leadership, with a series of successful initiatives aimed at enhancing financial inclusion for underserved and unserved populations. These include the highly acclaimed 4th 40 Days 40 FinTechs & FinTech Landscape Exhibition, the 4th Women-in-FinTech Hackathon & Summit, the Digital and Financial Inclusion Summit, and the Digital Impact Awards Africa. Notably, HiPipo’s Women-in-FinTech Incubator symbolizes their unwavering commitment to empowering women in the digital technology space.
“Investing in women, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and tools to launch successful tech initiatives, remains a top priority for us,” stated Kawooya. “Their contributions not only serve communities better but also drive us towards a more inclusive future.”
Once again, HiPipo extends heartfelt gratitude for this prestigious recognition and reaffirms its unwavering dedication to broadening the scope of financial inclusion in East Africa and beyond. With a commitment to continuous innovation, HiPipo strives to make a lasting impact in the realm of FinTech, fostering a more inclusive and prosperous future for all.