Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 64 - Page 14

NEWS

eLearning Africa : Let ’ s seize the moment , say Rwandan Ministers investors from all over the world prepare to head to Rwanda for eLearning Africa , scheduled to take place in Kigali , from May 11th to 13th . eLearning Africa Conference is the opportune moment for Africa to reflect on challenges facing African education systems and provide sustainable solutions by outstandingly stimulating African talents .

According to Rwanda ’ s Education Minister , Dr Valentine Uwamariya and Rwanda ’ s Minister of ICT and Innovation , Paula
Ingabire : “ Africa needs even greater mobilisation of all levels of government and private sector organisations to develop impactful solutions that will ensure equitable and affordable access to broadband connectivity , in order to achieve the targets , set for 2025 .” The ministers were speaking to eLearning Africa ahead of the conference as political leaders , education experts and
Dr Uwamariya said : “ Rwanda is a resilient , forward-looking country with a vision of becoming a globally competitive knowledge-based economy . Embracing competitive technology-assisted learning is one of the key enablers towards improving quality of education and promoting independent and lifelong learning at all levels of education .”
“ We have seen tremendous collaborations during the pandemic to enable greater access to digital services . Moving forward we need even greater mobilisation of all levels of government and private sector organisations to develop impactful solutions that will ensure equitable and affordable access to broadband connectivity ,” said Minister Ingabire .

Nigeria-based FinTech Kudi changes name to Nomba

African FinTech company Kudi has announced it has changed its name to Nomba as it transitions into an omnichannel payment platform providing tools to enable businesses grow . The company has expanded its range of services to provide easy-to-use business tools for all kinds of businesses to accept , process and manage payments online and offline . The tools will offer more businesses of all sizes across Africa , a distinct gateway into the digital economy , while enabling them optimise their operations .

This solution could not have come at a more opportune time . From neighbourhood kiosks to high-brow restaurants and fashion stores , the small business segment in Nigeria is responsible for 86 % of the total workforce through 41 million micro-businesses and 73,000 small and medium enterprises as indicated by the Small and Medium Enterprises
Development Agency of Nigeria ( SMEDAN ) National Survey .
To drive this expansion , the FinTech has appointed two key new executives Jeffrey Williams as Vice President , Business , and Toluwani Ijogun as Vice President Brand ,
Marketing and Communications . Harnessing their experience and expertise , Nomba , will accelerate its expansion across Nigeria ensuring that over 350,000 businesses are equipped with all the tools required to run their businesses seamlessly by the end of the year .
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