Tag: digital inclusion

Mastercard on how digital technology can foster prosperity in Africa

According to the World Economic Forum, the Fourth Industrial Revolution gives Africa a chance to leapfrog and catch up with the rest of the industrial world. CNBC Africa spoke with Jorn Lambert, Executive Vice President, Digital Solutions at Mastercard on how Africa can unleash the power of tech and innovation to accelerate this progress.

How digital technology is powering up East Africa’s growing gig economy

The 2020 Mastercard Gig Economy Industry Outlook report indicates that there is rapid development of the global Gig Economy, projecting double-digit annual growth for the industry over the next five years. CNBC Africa spoke with Ngozi Megwa, Senior vice President, Digital Partnerships, Middle East and Africa at Mastercard on the purpose of the study and the impact this fast-growing industry has on the East African economy.

How Mastercard is driving digital inclusion in Africa

Mastercard has announced a partnership with Samsung, Airtel Africa and Asante Financial Services Group (“Asante”) to launch a Pay-on-Demand mobile platform and drive the digital economy across Africa, that will help drive financial inclusion and can lead to improved economic possibilities for people and businesses. CNBC Africa spoke with Amnah Ajmal, Executive Vice President, Market Development, MEA for Mastercard for more.

Mastercard empowers Middle East & Africa fintechs to launch and expand rapidly

Mastercard has launched Fintech Express designed to facilitate emerging fintechs’ launch and expansion in the Middle East and Africa. With the power of partnerships and Mastercard’s expertise, technology, and global network, start-ups will be able to focus on innovation that drives the digital economy. On more on this we had a conversation with Gaurang Shah, Senior Vice President, Digital payments and labs for Middle East and Africa at Mastercard.