ICT Association of Zambia (ICTAZ)

The Information and Communications Technology Association of Zambia (ICTAZ) was established by an Act of parliament; ICTAZ Act no. 7 of 2018 of the laws of Zambia to provide for the registration of Information and Communications Technology professionals and regulate their professional conduct in the interest of the information and communications technology sector. Section 3(1) of the Act renamed the Computer Society of Zambia registered under the Societies Act to the Information and Communications Technology Association of Zambia. Visit ICTAZ website.

Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ)

The Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) was formally registered in 2008 to represent the interests of registered and licensed commercial banks operating in Zambia. Before the formal registration, the Association operated informally with the Chairing Bank in a particular year offering secretarial services and coordinating the activities of the members. The role of the Association has evolved over time to include promoting efficiencies, innovations, and industry growth and positioning members to continue supporting the private sector and Government economic development agendas enshrined in the National Development Plans and other policy documents. The Association aims to participate at the highest level of decision-making in the country through continued engagement with the Government, regulators, and other stakeholders. Visit BAZ website.

Association for Digital Finance Practitioners Zambia (ADFP)

The ADFP is a non-profit organization, established in 2018 to promote financial inclusion and ensure that digital finance services are accessible to all in Zambia. The association provides a platform for practitioners to exchange information, learn from each other, and work together to ensure that digital finance initiatives are successful. The ADFP strives to foster collaboration and networking among practitioners, as well as provide an avenue for members to engage in advocacy and lobbying initiatives. Visit ADFP Zambia website.

Payments Association of Zambia (PAYZ)

The payment association of Zambia (PAYZ) was founded in 2018 and subsequently registered in 2019 was recognized in terms of the constitution, being a payment system association registered as such in terms of the Societies Act Of Zambia CAP 119. The Bank of Zambia together with Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) mobile money operator and non bank payment service providers partnered to form the Payment Association of Zambia. The association serves as a joint industry platform from which members are able to collaborate in dealing with various issues of mutual interest including payment systems policy formulation, innovations and the conduct of public and private dialogue. Visit Payments Association of Zambia website.

Corporate Council on Africa

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests in Africa. Established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa, CCA serves as a neutral, trusted intermediary connecting its member firms with the essential government and business leaders they need to do business and succeed in Africa. Visit Corporate Council on Africa website.

Congo Business Network

Congo Business Network is an international network of Congolese professionals and entrepreneurs. Our mission is to connect professionals and entrepreneurs in order to take action and contribute to the economic development of Congo. Visit Congo Business Network website.

Mauritius Finance

Founded in 2020, Mauritius Finance (MF) is the leading voice for the financial services industry in Mauritius, as a result of Global Finance Mauritius and the Association of Trust and Management Companies joining forces as one well – resourced organisation. Visit Mauritius Finance website.

BongoHive

BongoHive is Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub. We assist scalable startups of any background by enhancing skills, accelerating growth, strengthening networks, increasing collaboration, providing a forum for ideas exchange and reducing the barriers to entrepreneurship. We provide a wide range of startup/entrepreneurship programmes, tech programmes, workshops and events all focused on making Zambia Africa’s next hotbed of innovation. Visit BongoHive website.

PharmAccess

PharmAccess is an international NGO that believes in doing healthcare better. Focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, we work to improve healthcare markets so they deliver for all so people can access better care, live healthier lives, and reach their full potential. With headquarters in Amsterdam and most of its staff based in four country offices across Africa, PharmAccess is an international NGO with a history of reimagining what is possible. We challenge the notion that exclusion from healthcare is an inevitable consequence of living in poorer countries and identify the opportunities and partners – both private and public, needed to bring about transformation. This means mobilizing private and public resources, measuring and improving quality of services, and reaching even the most excluded people with financing options to pay for care. Visit PharmAccess website.

African Media Agency

African Media Agency (AMA) is, an integrated communications agency
that unifies PR, Creative, and Digital Marketing to create strategic, content-rich communications campaigns that inspire action and build value. With offices located in New York (USA – Headquarters), Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire – Francophone Africa Office), Kampala (Uganda – Anglophone Africa Office), and local presence in 18 African countries, we understand the dynamic of the African newsrooms, the challenges that journalists are going through, what makes a story interesting and the different style and editorial culture within the continent. Visit African Media Agency website.

Founders Factory Africa

Founders Factory Africa is a hands-on early-stage tech investor, backing pan-African early-stage founders to deliver local solutions to local challenges. Our unique model combines capital investment with hands-on support for early-stage entrepreneurs to de-risk investments and reap outsized returns. We have a portfolio of over 55 ventures across 10 countries in East, West, and Southern Africa. We are also an ecosystem enabler, ensuring that corporates and investors support and collaborate with the best early-stage startup talent on the continent. Visit Founders Factory Africa website.

Startupbootcamp AfriTech

Startupbootcamp AfriTech was launched in 2017 as the first multi-corporate-backed pan-African startup accelerator. We run world-class accelerator programs, working with some of the most disruptive startups on the continent. We provide access to our global network of corporate partners, investors, and mentors. The SBC AfriTech portfolio currently has 60 African startups spanning 13 countries and operating in sectors that include FinTech, InsureTech, Logistics, Mobility, AgriTech and Digital Health. With our support, 95% of SBC AfriTech alumni are still operational 2+ years after the program, and they have an aggregate valuation of nearly $1 Billion, and  22% have female co-founders. Visit Startupbootcamp AfriTech website.

TechCabal

We are a pan-African publication chronicling innovation and technology developments across the continent. We publish the most interesting stories on the impact of tech and innovations in Africa. Visit TechCabal website.

The Kenyan Wall Street

The Kenyan Wall Street is the flagship business and finance publication of Wall Street Africa. KWS is an integrated, digital-first media company telling the stories, covering the developments and reporting the ‘need-to-know’ information for the decision-makers in business powering the future of Kenya and the entirety of Africa. Visit The Kenyan Wall Street website.

Technext

Technext.ng is the go-to site for Tech News, Reviews and Insightful Analysis in Nigeria. We publish Technology and business related content with a deliberate emphasis on the African narrative and the desire to mirror the impact of technology on the continent. Our goal is to positively influence our society broadly and our readers and industry stakeholders personally. Visit Technext website.

Africa.com

Launched in 2010, Africa.com is a woman-led digital media company with an extensive array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African content and community. Africa.com is committed to changing the narrative of Africa through the power of unparalleled storytelling. In line with its mission, Africa.com seeks to inspire women & girls by recognizing Africa’s most accomplished and dynamic female leaders. Africa.com intends to encourage African women & girls to pursue the highest levels of the private sector and to be part of the decision-making process in the public sector. Africa.com’s webinars, summits, and training workshops provide free access to world-class professors, facilitators, speakers, and business leaders from across the continent and the world. Visit Africa.com website.

Financial Insight

The Financial Insights of Zambia was established in 2017 as a follow up to the success of The Financial Health of Zambia’s Premier Companies blog which was birthed as an idea that would address the challenge Zambian investors had in understanding how companies within the economy created value. Armed with the annual reports of companies listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange, we bring business analysis and valuation of these premier companies. Visit Financial Insight website.

Tech Trends

Welcome to Techtrends Zambia, a technology blog dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in the world of technology. Our blog is created with the aim of providing valuable insights, news, and reviews on the latest gadgets, software, and tech-related products that are available in Zambia and beyond. We believe that technology has the power to transform lives, and our mission is to help you make informed decisions when it comes to choosing the right technology products and services for your needs. Visit Tech Trends website.

TanTV Studios

TANTV is the leading editorial and subscription streaming service catering to the Africans and multicultural global diaspora. Our mission is to advance the inclusion of African and multicultural diaspora communities in American media; we are doing this by aggregating diaspora voices, and telling stories that inform, inspire, engage and entertain. Visit TanTV website.

BitcoinKE

BitcoinKE is a community and media advocacy company in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency space in Kenya and East Africa. The company reports and covers all Blockchain, Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and related news and activities in the space. The company regularly organizes and plans events in the space. It works closely with various players in the events and publishing space. Visit BitcoinKE website.


Community Partners

Norrsken AfricaWeek

Norrsken Africa Week (November 8–9, 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda) is where African tech meets global capital. We are bringing LPs, VCs and founders from all over the world,  to celebrate African innovation and facilitate valuable connections between investors and startups. At NAW2023, we are inviting Africa’s tech and startup ecosystem to Norrsken House Kigali, the largest startup hub on the continent, and home for connections and conversations that will power Africa’s digital future. Whether you are looking to connect with leading LPs, VCs, founders or top tech talent, Norrsken Africa Week offers the opportunity to create new connections across Africa, Europe, the US and the Middle East in person. Visit Norrsken AfricaWeek website.

Africa Tech Festival

Africa Tech Festival (November 13-16, 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa) is the continent’s largest, most influential tech event with a 26 year legacy. Our anchor events, AfricaCom, AfricaTech and AfricaIgnite celebrate Africa’s vibrant tech scene and bring a passionate community of 15,000+ movers and shakers together to power the continent’s digital transformation. We look forward to welcoming 450 speakers across 12 stages of content to deep dive into topics such connectivity, digital infrastructure, pioneer tech, AI, cybersecurity, fintech, data centers and cloud and more. The event will feature a powerful start-up platform with an exciting pitch competition,  a prestigious Awards ceremony celebrating Africa’s leaders at the Luxurious Bay Hotel, and our iconic Afest, our official party and music festival in a new unique location for 2023. Africa Tech Festival delivers a perfect balance of business opportunities, future-focused content and buzzing festival fun.  Visit Africa Tech Festival website.

Money 20/20

Money20/20 USA is the world’s biggest, most influential gathering of the global money ecosystem. With over 13,000+ attendees from 3,000+ companies, this is the only place where the entire money community including banks, payments, tech, startups, retail, fintech, financial services, policy, and more come together to make the decisions that shape the industry. From in-depth learnings to epic networking events to inspirational speakers, leaders, maximize your businesses ROI by joining us. Visit Money 20/20 website.

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