Africa Fintech Summit

April 21, 2022
Washington, D.C.

Join us for the 7th Africa Fintech Summit (AFTS) in Washington, D.C.

Supported by an advisory board of thought leaders and fintech pioneers, the AFTS is a unique space where ideas are explored, investments mobilized, and collaborations formed across sectors and geographies.

Twice a year, we bring the issues, entrepreneurs, and opportunities revolutionizing finance in Africa to the world’s stage. The AFTS takes place in Washington, D.C., every April during the spring meetings of the World Bank Group and every November in a different African city. We’re excited to announce that for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we will be back in Washington, D.C.

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Why Washington, D.C.?

Washington, D.C. has long been one of the most important locations for the Africa Fintech Summit. The US-Africa fintech relationship runs very deep and there are fewer opportunities than the World Bank/IFC Spring Meetings where you can find all the major African fintech players and banking executives in one city. 

Agenda and Speakers coming soon…

Previous #afts Speakers

Jack Dorsey

CEO, Chairman, Co-Founder Square Inc

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Hon. Cina Lawson

Minister of Digital Economy & Digital Transformation of Togo

Olugbenga "GB" Agboola

Founder & CEO, Flutterwave

Tayo Oviosu

Founder and Group CEO, Paga

Jim Ovia

Founder and Chairman, Zenith Bank Plc

Michael Seibel
Michael Seibel

CEO, Y Combinator

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H.E. Joe Mucheru

Minister of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Republic of Kenya

Ashraf Sabry, Co-Founder & CEO, Fawry
Ashraf Sabry

Founder & CEO, Fawry

Dr. Rasha Negm, Head of Fintech & Innovation, Central Bank of Egypt
Dr. Rasha Negm

Fintech & Innovation, Central Bank of Egypt

Barbara Iyayi, Venture Partner at Lateral Capital
Barbara Iyayi

Founder & CEO, Unicorn Growth Fund

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Ham Serunjogi

Co-Founder & CEO, ChipperCash

Hany Al-Sonbaty, Managing Partner, Sawari Ventures
Hany Al-Sonbaty

Managing Director, Sawari Ventures

Program Highlights

Panel Discussions

The bread and butter of AFTS is the willingness and speakers to tackle the biggest challenges and discuss the leading trends making a splash in the African financial technology sector. 

AFTS Awards

Each April, the AFTS Advisory Board recognizes the innovators, regulators, investors, and thought leaders for their pivotal role in shaping the fintech industry. 


Startups, industry leaders, banks, and VC’s alike travel each year to the Africa Fintech Summit for the ability to exhibit and network with the movers and shakers in a forum that is both intimate and innovative. 

Workshops & Demos

AFTS features a range of outcome-driven sideline events, from seminars to partnership signings to new product demonstrations.

2022 Africa Fintech Awards

Each April, the Africa Fintech Summit accepts nominations for companies, investment funds, regulatory bodies, and individuals making a positive impact upon the African fintech industry. Anyone is open to make nominations which will be announced and distributed at AFTSDC 2022 on April 21st, 2022.

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