On 15 April, GVG hosted its first public webinar. The event, entitled The Race Towards a Cashless Africa, was a success, drawing a large audience, as well as a panel of eminent experts in the field:
- Sofien V. Sidhoum, co-founder of Semoa,
- Andrew Mutua, founder and CEO of Pesakit,
- Aristide Ouattara, Partner & Risk Advisory Leader at Deloitte and
- Bernard Ewah, DD of e-government development and regulation at NITDA.
Carol Odero, Editor in chief at CIO East Africa, was in charge of facilitating the sessions. The topic and the questions raised by the participants made for a lively and enlightening discussion on the achievements and challenges that characterize the ongoing shift towards a cashless African society.