Five ambitious smart city plans in Africa that hold the most promise

Nii Ntreh Jun 22, 2020 at 03:00pm

June 22, 2020 at 03:00 pm | Opinions & Features, Tech & Innovation

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Staff Writer

June 22, 2020 at 03:00 pm | Opinions & Features, Tech & Innovation

African countries are putting ambitious plans on paper for future smart cities. Photo Credit: IESE

It should perhaps come as very little surprise that African governments have at least, for a decade, been talking about the commencement of smart cities in their countries.

The continent is responsible for the fastest urbanization process anywhere in the world. Currently, about only 40% of Africa’s population live in cities.

Smart cities represent not just a departure from conventionality but on the part of governments, it shows a commitment to partaking in the modern global conversations on tech and sustainability.

From North Africa to the south, there is no shortage of land or investors for some of these ambitious projects. As follows are the continent’s most promising smart city projects:

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