Cellulant and Gainde 2000 digitising payments for African trade

Cellulant and Gainde 2000 digitising payments for African trade

Cellulant has entered into a five-year partnership with Senegal-based Gainde 2000 to offer an end-to-end Pan-African technology infrastructure and payments solutions for trade, revenue & tax collection for governments and multinational companies.

Gainde will bundle its e-government solutions with Cellulant’s payments solutions - including digital payments platform Tingg - to help governments meet the challenges of payments and modern customs administration by reducing time and cost in trade transactions.

Global and regional businesses will be able to access a Single Window system operated on a technological infrastructure offering a set of services, including a single payment integration into all essential payment methods in 35 countries in Africa.

Gainde 2000 is one of the first trade facilitations systems providers in Sub-Saharan Africa. It covers a large scope of functionalities and allows traders and shipping companies to lodge their declarations online to customs. Gainde 2000’s core business has evolved into designing, implementing and operating digital platforms for governments and businesses. It is a critical player in the dematerialisation of administrative formalities in Africa, with consulting services delivered in more than 20 countries. To enable a more secure and trusted digital environment, GAINDE 2000 has also established a Digital Certification Authority (PKI) called BTRUST 360 that allows them to encrypt and sign data.

Daniel Sarr, Regional Executive Director at Gainde 2000, said: “this partnership with Cellulant not only marks a milestone on our journey to facilitate trade formalities; it also signifies a dramatic shift for the future of financial trade-related transactions, security operations and human-driven applications. This partnership will bring together Gainde 2000’s expertise in trade facilitation and digital transformation with the power and scale of Cellulant in digital payments platforms, data science and risk monitoring.”

Cellulant’s Tingg platform makes it easy to collect and make payments across multiple payment methods in different currencies, connecting thousands of businesses with 154 payment options across 35 countries. The platform powers payments for 220M consumers on a single inclusive network, allowing for interoperability across Africa.

Baba Gueye, Regional Head of Cellulant in WAEMU, said: “Through this partnership, we can offer governments and businesses alike a full range of dematerialised solutions on the backbone of digital payments to complete the experience."

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