In the quest for sustainable development, there is a need for collaboration across public, private and social-impact sectors to enhance growth and positive change. AfriTech XYZ is dedicated to bridging these sectors, and connecting African start-ups with mentors and experts in the UK and US.
To help achieve this, AfriTech XYZ has partnered with globally renowned legal firm Hogan Lovells, to provide pro bono legal advice to a group of award-winning African social entrepreneurs as part of Hogan Lovells (HL) BaSE Catalyst. The programme delivered a workshop to four innovative tech start-ups across Africa, providing them pro bono legal advice to support them in tackling some of the most pressing challenges we face today, including employment, food security, and biodiversity loss.
Global Head of Operational Excellence at Sokowatch, East African E-commerce Start-up | Fatma Nasujo is AfriTech Verified
Hey guys, we are back with another exciting episode of AfriTech Verified! In this month’s episode, our host, Tosin Omowole spoke to Fatma Nasujo, the Global Head of Operational Excellence at Sokowatch, an e-commerce start-up at the heart of the informal retail industry in East Africa - managing the movement of tonnes of goods and food. Fatma is a financial services professional with over 12 years of experience working in fintech, edtech & banking, and she has used her skills to serve multiple businesses across East Africa.
Approximately $850 billion worth of consumer goods are sold in Africa and 90% of these transactions occur through the informal retail sector. Using the power of technology and the power of data, Sokowatch is providing these retailers with access to credit and other financial services that are not typically available to their businesses.