• HackWeakEnd Fintech Conference

    Hackathon | Conference | Training

    Dates: To Be Decided After The Pandemic

    The Gambia


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Although the FinTech sector and the structures supporting it has grown exponentially in the last few years, it requires more. Financial inclusion, increasing and improving access to digital financial services such as savings, credit, investment, insurance, and retirement products in Africa will elevate the standard of living across the continent, help businesses thrive, become sustainable, and scale outside the region. The HackWeakEnd Conference 2020 will look at the FinTech industry and the various ways technology can impact Financial Services.

Sessions will focus on digitization, retail payments systems, financial inclusion, sustainable business models, and revenue administration. We will look at best practices in the financial services sector, how technology can improve the way business is transacted both in high and low-level business models, and ways in which more unbanked can gain access to financial services, mobile money and virtual saving. From discussions on introducing and integrating international remit systems to papers focusing on digital currencies and blockchain technology, we will present incisive and insightful FinTech discussions relevant to Africa’s future.

Key Topics & Focus Areas

Our focus areas will cover the most pressing topics for Africa’s fintech space today. We will cover:


Financial Inclusion/Banking the unbanked.


The Future of Financial Services, Payments and Commerce.


Digital Currencies, Cryptoeconomics and Blockchain in the FinTech Marketplace.


The Design, Structure and Governance of African Fintech Organizations and How They Impact Communities.


Institutions, Innovation and International Regulation in A Changing Financial Climate.


The Social Construction of Financial Markets and The Fight for Legitimacy


Emerging Technologies and the FinTech Space


Diversity and Inclusion: A Woman’s Journey in FinTech, Ideals Compared to Realities, and how Technology is Helping to Bridge the Gap


The HackWeakEnd tech-for-good initiative is a platform for solving issues affecting the African continent with the latest advances in technology. Our hackathon brings technologists, students and industry experts together to proffer solutions for specific sectors.

In the last three editions, including an edition co-hosted at the African Science Week last year, we have focused on Fisheries, Education and Healthcare. In 2019, we focused on the Healthcare sector, with a comprehensive report now available at HACKWEAKEND TECHNOLOGY EVENT 2019.
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Add to My Calendar 2020-04-24 09:00:00 2020-04-25 18:00:00 Gambia HackWeakEnd Technology Event 2020 The HackWeakEnd Technology Event 2020 features a conference where industry experts in the financial services sector, fintech experts, entreprenerus, policy makers all come together Banjul, The Gambia HackWeakEnd conference@hacktheweakend.com


Get ideas from the brightest minds in the business, source solutions for your outfit, and see how emerging technologies are impacting business.

Payments Meets Technology

Meet leading payments providers and processors, FinTechs from across Africa and beyond, retail banks, digital challengers and tech enablers. You will get to hear directly from those who are driving the change in payments and financial inclusion across the continent.

Panels and Interactive Sessions

Whether you’re attending one of our enlightening panels featuring some of the leading companies and individuals in the FinTech space, or joining one of our breakout sessions, or simply taking time out to watch the participants in the Hackathon, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself with FinTech enthusiasts just like yourself.


The conference will offer exposure to a wide network of forward-thinking business leaders, professionals and solutions providers, leading to new business opportunities and new relationships. Meet sponsors, speakers and other attendees to connect and grow.

Work Africa; Experience Gambia!

An opportunity to see one of the most beautiful African countries in another light . Code-name the Smiling coast of Africa with its beautiful beaches and lush landscapes. Consider the business opportunities, the wealth of potential, while overlooking miles of unspoilt beaches and scenery.

THE GAMBIA - Smiling Coast of Africa

Invest Gambia | Dream Gambia | Innovate Gambia.

The Gambia is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in appeal. Widely known as the Smiling Coast of Africa and one of Africa’s best tourist & travel destination, The Gambia remains largely unspoilt, un-commercialised and full of potential for development. It is the nearest English-speaking destination to Europe, aligned with the UK on the Greenwich Meridian Time, and comes with guaranteed sunshine all year round. The country’s beauty and appeal as a world-class tourist destination is undeniable but The Gambia is so much more than that.

In our quest for stimulating development, the HackWeakEnd aims to challenge the country’s over-reliance on tourism and define a sustainable framework for finance and economy, capital investment, human resource endowment, existing and potential tourist markets, seasonality issues and human capital development through discussions, networking and impactful sessions. With a cross-section of FinTech experts and enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, investors, government representatives, academics, and corporate and non-profit leaders in attendance, the HackWeakEnd provides the ideal setting to discuss and drive change within the region.


  1. Design thinking for the advancement of investment in The Gambia.

  2. Innovation and innovative strategies.

  3. Gambia to the World: Ease of establishing, investing and working in the Gambia.

  4. Organizational Culture and Innovation.

  5. Gambian Culture and Customer Behaviour.

  6. Trust and Reputation.

  7. What's Available: Strides in technology, telecommunications, finance, banking, infrastructure and more.

  8. Sustainable Investment and Business Models in the Gambia.


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Where to stay

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Balafon Beach Resort

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Coco Ocean Resorts & SPA

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Djeliba Resort

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Djembe Beach Resort

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Kairaba Beach Hotel

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Senegambia Beach Hotel

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HackWeakEnd Fintech Conference 2020 is co-organized by reputable organizations who are worldclass in their own domain.


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One Bamboo Drive,
Kombo Coastal Road, Serrekunda
The Gambia

Time: 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM


If you have any questions about HackWeakEnd Technology Event, please contact us directly. We will respond ASAP.

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