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Smart Cities – AfroLeadership as an enabler to enhance Good Governance in Africa

A smart city uses information and communication technology (ICT) to improve operational efficiency, share information with the public and provide a better quality of government service and citizen welfare. The main goal of a smart city is to optimize city functions and promote economic growth while also improving the quality of life for citizens by using smart technologies and data analysis. The value lies in how this technology is used rather than simply how much technology is available.

A city’s smartness is determined using a set of characteristics, including:

  • An infrastructure based around technology
  • Environmental initiatives
  • Effective and highly functional public transportation
  • Confident and progressive city plans
  • People are able to live and work within the city, using its resources

AfroLeadership works to enable smart cities around the continent. We participated in the Digital summit – NAMUR 2021. We support cities and local authorities with the objective of implementing digital transitions that are chosen, in order to promote digital technology at the service of territorial development, innovation, and youth employment, a safe and respectful digital system for personal data.

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