Hi guys, trust you had a great weekend. This week, there are several interesting events across the tech space that you can attend. However, most of the events will hold virtually due to precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic that is still spreading globally.

We have curated a list of some of the major virtual events you could attend. These events come up between July 13 – 18, 2020.

Mobile Money Taxation Webinar

Africa has the highest adoption and use of mobile money in the world. The region is forecasted to add over 500 million new users this year alone. However, the increasing growth of the industry has caught the attention of governments looking to generate funds from its success.

The International Centre for Tax and Development has organised a webinar to discuss the causes and unintended consequences of taxing mobile money transactions.

The webinar will look at the lessons that can be learnt from the four recent case studies (Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi, and Congo-Brazzaville) in the new GSMA paper by Killian Clifford.

The event will be moderated by Rhiannon McCluskey, Communications and Impact Manager ICTD and Moyosore Arewa, Program and Research Officer ICTD. The paper will be presented by Killian Clifford, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Mobile Money, GSMA. 

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Time: 01:00 PM.

You can join the webinar here.

Crypto in Africa Webinar

This week during Binance “Off the Charts!” Virtual Conference, a panel of cryptocurrency experts in Africa will speak on Crypto in Africa: Mobilizing the Unbanked.

The experts will share the latest insights on the blockchain ecosystem in Africa. They will focus on issues powering crypto growth, crypto in traditional finance, blockchain and global health, policy and regulation, trading strategies and technical analysis.

The panel session will be moderated by Sonya Kuhnel, co-founder, Bitcoin events. The panel includes Nigeria’s Munachi Ogueke, CBO Yellow Card Financials, Yele Bademosi, Founder and CEO Bundle, among others.

The winners of Binance Awards 2020, an event which celebrates the standout innovators and businesses that have made sizable contributions to the blockchain ecosystem will also be announced at the event

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Time: 10:00 AM.

You can join the webinar here.

Mission Billion Challenge Webinar

Innovators and entrepreneurs interested in WorldBank’s West Africa Unique Identification for Regional Integration (WURI) Prize of the Mission Billion Challenge can get information about it during the webinar that will hold on Tuesday.

The webinar will answer questions on the type of solutions the WURI West Africa Prize looking for, the important criteria for the Challenge, timeline for the Challenge and how to participate in the Challenge?

The Mission Billion Challenge offers $150,000 in cash prizes for solutions that make identification systems and social protection programs more accessible and responsive to the needs of vulnerable groups such as informal workers.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Time: 02:30 PM.

You can join the webinar here.

Investment in Nigeria’s Healthcare Sector

This event was organised by the Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company (FDHIC). It aims to address the new realities of investing and trading in the health care sector following the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The speaker will also discuss the impact of the pandemic on funding in the future.

The event will host H.E Otunba Adeniyi, Nigeria’s Minister of Trade Industry and Investment and Dr Ola Brown, Founder FDHIC.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Time: 04:00 PM.

You can join the webinar here.

Scale your Business Webinar

On Wednesday, Bayi Foundation is holding a panel session to talk about what is required to scale businesses. The webinar will look into the key issues and challenges SMEs faces in West Africa.

Virtual Tech Events You can Attend This Week: Mobile Money Taxation, Crypto in Africa Webinar and Others

The panellist will address the resources available to SMEs and strategies to adopt in the new business environment. They will also discuss what investors look for in African SMEs and the barriers to funding.

The event will be moderated by Oluwatosin Olaseinde, Co-founder and CEO, Money Africa. The panel includes Joycee Awosika, Founder Oriki Group and Seyi Abolaji, Co-founder and CEO Wilson’s Juice Company among others.

Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Time: 10:00 AM.

You can join the webinar here.


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