By 2100, The African population will rise from 1.2 billion ( 17% of the world’s population) to 4.4 billion ( 40% of the world’s population), according to the United Nations 2017 report. A Demographic increase followed by a galloping and anarchic urbanization, seriously questionning the space layout.
To support this demographique evolution, the cities existing in the continent are forced to rethink their model so that they offre a more adaptive,stablized and eco-friendly infrastructure and public services. Can the African Smart City provide solutions to facilitate mobility, reduce energy consumption, propose optimal and innovative solutions for waste management and sanitations. but also how to feed this population.
How to design and build ecologic bulidings, using local materials, while respecting the energy efficiency.
Does the innovative startups, capitalize on the possibilities offered by new technologies ( NFC, Blockchain, Big DATA, Artificial Intelligence..). Will they be able to develop new services and respond to the sustainable and Intelligent.
African City challenges of tomorrow ? Starting from Afric’Up, we will try to determine if the «Smart City African Model’ exists, explore the initiatives already deployed on the continent and identify the Startups that carry this disruption, The African Innovation. We will Highlight Startups, Success stories, Open Innovation, New technologies and the best collaborative African practicers, mainly in the fields of energy, trasportation, environmental, food and health industry.