Africa FinTech Network (AFN) is a platform that unites Africa FinTech leaders, organizations and stakeholders through their country associations by creating an ecosystem that stimulates information exchange, ideation and the support and promotion of innovative technologies within the financial services sector across Africa and beyond. The network also serves as a platform for advocacy and coordinated regulatory interactions.
The network was inaugurated in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday 4th December 2018 during the first Africa FinTech Festival by the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the President of Africa Development Bank. The formal launch took place in Marrakesh, Morocco on 24th March
2019 as part of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference of Ministers of Finance & Economic Planning with Executive Secretary of UNECA as Special Guest of Honour and Launcher.
Africa FinTech Network is comprised of self-regulating national FinTech associations of member
African nations, with the mandate to coordinate FinTech activities through a broad-spectrum approach to collaboration, engagement and partnership among African FinTech hubs and national FinTech associations. With seven member countries at take-off in December 2018, there are currently 32 member countries across the continent, with national FinTech associations making up the core membership and strategic partners also enlisted.