Etisalat has announced the shortlist of nominees for the second edition of the ‘Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation’ ahead of the Africa Com awards Gala Dinner to be held in Cape Town South Africa on November 13.
The award, which is aimed at encouraging and celebrating valuable innovation in the African market, will form part of activities lined up for the Africa Com 2013 Conference.
The shortlisted entries include Efiwe Mobile Application, Genii Games (Asa), qCefa – Quality and Cheap Education for All and Spantree – SpanBox SB 105.
Acting Chief Executive Officer at Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, described the 2013 entries as outstanding and competitive.
He said, “The creativity shown by all the entries demonstrates the importance of the use of broadband in Africa as well as the increasing benefits that can be derived from it. We witnessed an impressive array of innovative entries for the two award categories and bringing some of the ideas and concepts to life will go a long way in improving the telecommunications sector in Nigeria and beyond”.
The Etisalat Prize for Innovation featured a high-level judging panel representing business, telecoms, entrepreneurship and network development reviewed the entries and established a shortlist of 4 nominees in two categories. The shortlists included products and services as well as innovative ideas. The four nominees for the award will accompany members of Etisalat Senior Management team in attending the AfricaCom awards ceremony in Cape Town next week.