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Nominees for Uganda’s Digital Impact Awards Africa Announced

Digital Impact Awards Africa has announced the final list of nominees for its inaugural awards ceremony set to held in Uganda on August 22, 2014.

Set to be held under the theme “Maximizing the Digital Dividend”, the awards seek to recognize and appreciate different organizations that are spearheading the use of digital mediums in improving their customer service experience for clients. To be a nominee, the company making the entry submission had to be active online. Basically, the entry had to be active on the Ugandan, East African and African digital space in order to be considered.

“Nominees must have substantially contributed to digital space in Uganda, East Africa or Africa at larger. Entries should be offering innovative, useful or engaging digital – web, mobile, social media – content, applications, services or utilities including digital financial services with good cyber-security practices,” states the announcement on the Digital Impact awards website.

The award’s main aim is encouraging and rewarding the best ideas, practices and services on offer through various digital platforms such as mobile, web, social, digital finance and cyber security applications in both Uganda and the whole of Africa.

The nominations list has 9 Awards categories for Uganda, the project’s host country, 7 categories for East Africa and 3 Awards Categories for Africa. For the Africa categories, thorough research will be conducted to rank the top 10 brands on Social Media, Apps and Financial service innovations. The research findings will be released on the Awards gala night.

The winners of each category will be decided by the Awards Jury and Research Panel that comprise jurors with extensive knowledge and experience in ICT roles such as entrepreneurs, innovators, academic, consultants, policy makers and thought leaders.

One Awards category “People’s Choice Video Commercial of the Year on YouTube” will be decided entirely by public vote. The public will further have a 30% say in the voting for some of the categories whereas cybersecurity and financial service innovation categories will be wholly decided by the jury.

Some of the nominees include Airtel Uganda, MTN Uganda, Huawei Uganda, WBS Television, Orange Uganda and Uganda Telecom.

Source : CIO East Africa

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