Making inclusive finance a concrete reality in francophone Africa

Next Fintech Forum (NFF) is the flagship event of Africa Fintech Forum. It’s an association launched in 2017 and based in Abidjan which aims to improve access to innovative financial solutions and shape the financial services industry in Côte d’Ivoire. The lack of right tools for local structures in a dynamic, fast-growing sector and therefore unable to take full advantage of the potential offered by fintech, we want to flip the balance. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs, leaders, and key stakeholders in this field to face the challenges and in the fintech industry in francophone Africa. 

Our services focus on creating forums for exchange, networking, advising and fundraising.

Our knowledge of the financial ecosystem means we are the ideal interlocutors to participate in the development of inclusive finance on the African continent.

Our values


We are not a state organization. We are therefore impartial in our actions. This confers on us the freedom to act transparently.


Our young team includes industry experts who work with fintech actors daily, from the smallest to the biggest, local and international.

Small enough to remain accessible, and big enough to to work with the big names in the African financial industry for the last 6 years. We know the local and francophone Fintech industry inside out.

Our team


Alex SEA is one of the leading names in fintech in francophone Africa. Vice-President of Africa Fintech Network, the largest continental network of francophone and anglophone fintech players.

He co-founded and manages Finov, a consulting and investment firm specialized in the financial technology ecosystem in

French-speaking West Africa. As a forward-thinker, Alex backs the accelerated development of promising financial technologies with high social impact, helps innovators develop disruptive technologies,

and co-invests in high-value projects with business angels and venture capitalists.


Anna Carême KOUAME

is a communication specialist with more than 9 years’ experience in Europe, North America and Africa, who specializes in the impact sector. She believes that non-profits
should not be synonymous with cheap, as they too can greatly benefit from expert
communication services to promote their impactful work, raise their profile and establish
their credibility.

She works hard to fill this gap: The need for professional communication
services such as communications strategy development and implementation, content
production, outreach, digital communications, events management, and business
development for social impact organizations.
She understands their struggles and challenges, and she strives to conceive strategies that
deliver impact and results.

Dramane MEITE

is an expert and thought leader in financial markets, asset management, fintech, innovation, crypto and blockchain; regularly writing articles, hosting training sessions, speaking at conferences on these topics, and supporting several organizations building the ecosystems or investing in Africa tech and fintech.

Dramane holds an MBA and MSc from Stanford University and MSc in Statistics and Economics from ENSEA , France