AFU 2017 in review

In late March, Nomanini, in partnership with the Bankable Frontiers Associates' FIBR project, hosted the first African Fintech Unconference in Ghana.  

Innovators, thought leaders, industry regulators, banks, telcos, and other established players in the emerging fintech sector, gathered in Accra for two days to discuss how fintech players can engage in smarter partnerships in a fast-moving industry that is ripe for consolidation.

From the feedback we received, the event proved valuable for everyone who attended, with every attendee saying they are either likely or very likely to recommend the African Fintech Unconference to a colleague or friend. For most, it was the first unconference-style event that they participated in, and we were delighted to see that over 75% of attendees rated that they were extremely satisfied with the format.

If you would like to attend next year's event, please fill out this form.

The post event report is now available for download. It includes a summary of the breakaway sessions, as well as event highlights and pictures. 

You can read the full report by clicking on the image or here.


A curated gathering to spark conversation and partnerships among fintech actors in Africa.

Join us for two days of exciting dialogue featuring a cross-section of professionals from the local and global fintech sectors to discuss key opportunities and challenges for fintech in Africa. The first African Fintech Unconference seeks to bring together a hand-picked group of startups, financial institutions, financial services providers, mobile network operators, financial sector authorities, technologists, investors and influencers to foster exchange and partnerships in a rapidly evolving inclusive fintech industry.  

This event is by invitation only.
Contact the organizer if you would like to request  or extend an invitation.


Theme: Mapping the African Fintech Landscape

As an unconference, we envision open dialogue and collaboration in which the attendees drive the agenda, surfacing the realities, challenges, and discussions that matter most to them. This year's theme is "Mapping the African Fintech Landscape." The programming is fluid but supported by three subthemes to organize the breakout discussions. These tracks are:

  1. Creating valuable partnerships between fintech innovators
  2. Building business to business (B2B) partnerships with financial service providers
  3. Creating consumer trust in digital financial services and products

Featured Attendee Organizations


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2017 Unconference Speakers

Current confirmed speakers

Unconference Sponsors


Program Agenda

A guide to the unconference theme tracks, format, schedule and proposed sessions. 


Travel Scholarships 

Attendees traveling to Accra, are eligible to apply for scholarships to cover the cost of airfare and hotel. There is a limited funding so apply as soon as possible. Application period is now closed. 

Getting There

Information about the venue, booking your accommodations at the event venue and entry requirements into Ghana.