Africa has experienced the highest urban growth during the last two decades at 3.5% per year and this rate of growth is expected to hold into 2050.
As technology drives mobility and connectivity in urbanized societies, African cities continuously seek to establish new infrastructure and city systems that will enable transition, and position them as global leaders and next generation cities. This drive is what will take Africa to the next Frontier.
On this note, the Transform Africa Summit 2017, an annual African forum bringing together global and regional leaders to collaborate on new ways of shaping, accelerating and sustaining Africa’s on-going digital revolution, seeks cutting-edge technologies, real-world solutions and proven strategies government leaders in Africa need inorder to build more livable, workable, sustainable cities.
According to SmartAfrica, the summit which is takin place in Kigali, Rwanda will explore how Smart Cities can respond to a growing number of challenges and issues related to water management, energy management, mobility & transport, housing & building, health, education, sustainable environments and public safety. It will aswell focus on how smart cities’ innovations can, and will drive to faster deliver Africa’s socio-economic transformation and real business revenue.
Through such initiatives, Africa will some be home to innovative smart economies with the most favourable business climates that attracts large-scale investments, reward entrepreneurship and enable fast growth and exports, leveraging ICT innovations to transform African nations into smart societies.