The Africa Digital Finance Summit (ADFS) kicked off in Nairobi and will be taking place as from today the 22nd to February 22 to 24, 2022 in Kenya.

The 3-day hybrid summit which is themed, ‘The Future of Finance in Africa; our pathway to financial freedom’ will incorporate a thought-leadership conference featuring governments, central banks across Africa, prominent executives representing global Fintech operators, start-ups, professionals and decision makers across the world in the financial, economic, technology, fintech and block chain industry to deliberate and forge a pathway towards the future of finance in Africa.

Officiating the summit, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Chief Administrative Secretary Maureen Mbaka noted that the government, through the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, has embarked on its digital transformation journey that informed the formulation of the country’s digital economic blueprint.

She at the same time stated that the government has in place the digital literacy program aimed at imparting digital skills to young minds from an early age, which has seen the distribution of over 1 million digital devices in over 22,000 public schools, and the training of over 300,000 teachers.

Mbaka said that the Government of Kenya launched the Ajira Digital Program, under which free training on how to work online is provided to the youth on the platform There, the youth learn how to take up the opportunities provided by the gig economy.

Through the website,, the youth can forward their innovations and ideas for promotion and support including facilities being awarded to qualified start-ups.

She said the summit will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor which took place last year and which brought in over 50 keynote speakers and a pool of over 1000 participants.

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