AID:Tech wins Citi’s James Wolfensohn Game Changer Award at the IMF

presented by madam Christine Lagarde. AID:Tech is also incredibly proud to have been recipients of awards from Mastercard & Clifford Chance.

Grace Ma
Grace Ma
Oct 3, 2017 · 2 min read

On the afternoon of 2nd Oct, a series of awards were announced at Citi’s Tech for Integrity (T4I) event hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC.

We are honoured to have been presented with the award by Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde.

Recognised for the potential of our products and services as key to tackling corruption, AID:Tech is proud to be closely associated with James Wolfensohn, a former World Bank President (1995–2005), who has been one of the most globally recognised pioneers to bring the topic of corruption into the limelight when few were willing to acknowledge the problem. He made transparency and accountability key focal points of his work, by setting up an internal task force, the Corruption Action Plan Working Group, to develop a systematic framework for addressing corruption as a development issue.

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AID:Tech has been selected by Mastercard to receive a $50,000 award as well as ongoing support and mentorship as we work to scale the business. A main point of engagement will be via the Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion in Nairobi, Kenya.

“We believe that together we can improve access to and use of formal financial services, which will ultimately deliver more inclusive social and economic growth around the world.”

Deborah Barta, Senior Vice President of Innovation Management and Startup Engagement, Mastercard.

Clifford Chance, a multinational law firm headquartered in London, UK, has selected AID:Tech as a finalist to receive dedicated legal advice that will offer invaluable international legal and regulatory insight.

“They are the best at what they do and, like all pioneers, they are pushing new boundaries. We look forward to working with them to overcome the legal and regulatory hurdles they may face and bring their innovations to a wider audience.”

Malcolm Sweeting, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance.

The Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) is a global initiative to source innovative tech solutions that promote integrity, accountability and transparency.

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