Modern Coast, Easy Coach nominated in 2016 Digital Impact Awards Africa


Kenya’s passenger transport firms, Modern Coast Express and Easy Coach, have been nominated in the 2016 Digital Impact Awards Africa, ‘Travel’ category.

Modern Coast Express, founded and based in Kenya, operates passenger bus transport services in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda while Easy Coach operates both shuttles and buses to and from Kenya’s Western and Nyanza regions.

Winners of the 2016 Digital Impact Awards Africa will be announced August 17 at Kampala Serena Hotel, Uganda. Winners are determined by both Public Voters and a jury of Judges from across the world.

DIAA2016 has 13 awards categories that are eligible for companies operating across Africa. For these 13 categories, several companies that have had highly commendable contribution to Africa digital and financial inclusion through innovations have been nominated following DIAA research panel assessment and recommendations. There are 12 categories eligible for companies’ operating in Uganda the host country of the Digital Impact Awards Africa project and event. The nominees have been at the forefront of innovation and applying best practice to steer digital inclusion and financial inclusion across Africa.

Below are the nominees and the respective categories:

Travel
 Engineering & Manufacturing
 Foods & Beverage
 Energy
 Agriculture & Agro Processing
 Insurance
 Healthcare
 Real Estate & Construction
 Retail & Distribution
 Hospitality
 Technology
 Education
 Tourism
 Finance and Credit

The nominations’ release is in addition to the five recipients of Medals of Honor that were earlier announced. The Awards and Medals of Honor will be presented at Kampala Serena Hotel on 17th August 2016. DIAA2016 conducted research in which 228 companies operating in Africa were assessed for their digital embrace and innovation, 10 companies emerged as the finalists with a Digital Index score between 2.61 and 3.82 out of 5 and thus are the leading contenders for “Digital Brand of the Year”.