The ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM) has made a call for submissions from Innovators for the 2020 Innovation Jam Challenge, scheduled for 11-12th December 2020.
The above follows a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between National Bank of Malawi (NBM and ICTAM, to manage the Innovations Jam from 2019 to 2022 in a bid to enhance innovation of both products or services and processes within industries and societies across the country.
ICTAM President Bram Fudzulani said the Innovation Jam will provide a platform for the industry to interact and promote innovations that can have a ripple effect on the national economy in accordance with Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS III). “This will also serve as a platform for nurturing hidden ICT talent in the country, which can be used to simplify manual business processes and procedures,” said Fudzulani. On the other hand, the NBM plc Head of IT John Mitchell attributed the bank’s participation in the awards, to NBM’s five year strategy to see Digital Inclusion.
The deadline for receiving submissions for the Innovations Jam is the 16th of November 2020 and the shortlisted innovations will be released on 27th November 2020.