Roadway sensors will be able to monitor pedestrian and automobile traffic, and adjust traffic light timings accordingly to optimise traffic flows. The city is identified as an "important center of regional politics" and the authors say the fact IBM is building a research laboratory illustrates it is a place advancing its global positioning. The city’s government has established a four-pillar project towards reaching the smart city status: digital infrastructure, digital inclusion, e-government and digital economy. Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is often lauded as “Africa’s cleanest city”. Nairobi, capital of Kenya and home to over three million people, won the title of Most Intelligent City in Africa for two years in a row. For a second year in a row, Kenya's busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa -- failing, however, to make it to the world's top seven finalists. It can range from installing paid parking meters, to collecting public macro-data such as car parking spaces, congestion, bins, energy and water use, satellite imagery, population density, and crime statistics. The 3D modelling was also used to generate a shadow analysis of the town, predicting how shadows would change from morning to night. For a second year in a row, Kenya’s busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa – failing, however, to make it to the world’s top seven finalists. By electronically capturing consumption data, the government can better plan how to invest new resources in the city. The elderly can also benefit from remote applications that connect them, from their home, to physiotherapy practitioners over video-call apps like Skype. Moving up fourteen spots, Libreville (18) is the next African city on the list, followed by Brazzaville, Congo (19), which moved up ele… A smart city starts at the planning stage. According To CNN, This Is What makes Nairobi The Most Intelligent City in Africa The $130 million project to bring high-speed internet to Kenyans, is a joint venture between the government of Kenya and UAE-based operator Etisalat. It provides a similar platform, connecting drivers to passengers. PHOTO: Copyright © 2021 — Maritz Publishing. By 2050, Africa’s 1.1 billion person population is slated to double, with 80% of this growth happening in cities, bringing the continent’s urban headcount up to more than 1.3 billion. Lagos in Nigeria makes the list as the worst city to live in. Cairo, Egypt is formerly the largest city in Africa, before being recently overtaken by the fast-growing Lagos and Kinshasa. Nairobi was the only African city to appear on their shortlist of 21 hubs throughout the world for 2015. For two subsequent years, Nairobi was awarded the title of most intelligent city in Africa. A country in southern Africa, Zimbabwe has experienced a slurred GNP annual growth rate in 2013/ 2014. The city also implemented a remote utilities meter reading, which eliminated manual data-capture errors. A smart city targets energy savings and adopts environmentally-friendly technologies, which helps promoting sustainable development. For a second year in a row, Kenya’s busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa — failing, however, to make it to the world’s top seven finalists. In our society, knowledge is power, so we tried to seek out the most educated countries in Africa. Twitter. The amount represents a quarter of Kenya's GDP. "We are thinking through the challenges we have, like mortality in children, for example. What makes a city smart? The same report ranks the Kenyan capital as the fifth most competitive city in Africa. The award was created by the Intelligent Community Forum, a think-tank devoted to study how ICT can tackle social and governmental challenges to improve lives in urban areas. New York takes the second spot, followed by Amsterdam. Nairobi named most intelligent city in Africa By Standard Reporter | April 18th 2017 at 11:57:00 GMT +0300 NAIROBI, KENYA: Nairobi has been named intelligent city in Africa. © 2021 Cable News Network. Weather sensors can manage automatic watering systems for green areas and detect leaks. Nairobi and Cape Town rank among the most advanced cities on the African continent on the smart city front. Read this: Robotics revolutions hits classrooms, Read this Inside Africa’s biggest wind power project. Cape Town also embarked fully on e-government initiatives. Konza City will look like a small town. PHOTO: All Rights Reserved. However, smart cities are not simply urban areas dotted with sensors and other high-tech gadgets. Please click the button below to agree to our Terms and Conditions and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. An example in Singapore. Understand core strategies for building innovation. Cape Town is South Africa’s second-largest city by population and the capital of the Western Cape. The data is then converted into useable information, accessible through subscriptions. In 2007, it launched M-Pesa, a mobile money system that allows people to transfer money and pay bills. Click through the gallery to find out more about how Nairobi is dealing with the challenges of the broadband economy. Also in Singapore, a set of movement sensors installed in the houses of senior people record their daily routine and can send a signal to the caretaker or to a family member in case the sensors identify that the elderly’s normal routine was interrupted. Africa is far developed beyond Masai and Serengeti, far developed beyond ‘National Geo Wild’ cameras. The doctor can, from the other end of the call, show how to execute physiotherapy exercise routines. Browse solutions by topic to the left. Nairobi is the only African city to make it to the world's top21 "intelligent communities", The Kenyan capital, however, missed out of the top seven finalists. A range of sensors can also provide information on air pollution, noise and river levels that could be used to prevent floods. Today CrimsonLogic is also present in Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Ghana. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, “intelligent communities” are those that have taken “conscious steps” to create an economy that can prosper in the “broadband economy.” Conflicts, diseases, and poverty are just very tiny part […] Konza City will be connected to Nairobi through a high-speed train. Maritz Publishing disclaims all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense however caused, arising from the use of, or reliance upon, in any manner, the information provided through this service and does not warrant the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information provided. Figure 2 – Number of mobile cellular subscriptions per 100 people – Kenya and sub-Sahara Africa average. “Nairobi certainly has the opportunity to build an exciting future for its citizens, businesses and institutions.”. A Warner Media Company. Cape Town is home to a range of interesting smartphone apps connecting citizens and the city. The company created the platform as a means to allow microfinance-loan repayments to be made by phone. Experts have also praised the government's Vision 2030 development plan for having a strong emphasis on the importance of technology and ICT in schools. PHOTO: Another example is on waste collection. By 2018, the city aims to reach one hotspot in each of the province’s 384 municipal wards. The business filled a gap that was not being successfully explored by local banks. To complete your CNN profile and ensure you are able to receive important account information, please verify your email address. There are infinite possibilities. Intelligent Community Forum co-founder Robert Bell says: “We see a strong foundation being put into place [in Nairobi]: sensible, pro-growth government policy, a more diversified economy, and an innovation ecosystem of startups, international companies and universities. The electronic way of moving money would save on costs related to handling cash, allowing for lower interest rates. 10 Most Beautiful and Developed Cities In Africa 2019Africa is a very beautiful continent with beautiful cities. The money can also be transferred to other M-Pesa users, while the system allows companies to pay their employees and to receive customers’ payments. On the wake of development, Konza City, located 60km from Nairobi’s centre, is being built to become the African version of the Silicon Valley, or Silicon Savanah, as it is also called. Courtesy: Kenya Tourism Board. READ ALSO: Highest IQ in the world - Top 10 intelligent countries PHOTO: It will gather data from smart devices and sensors embedded in the urban environment, such as roadways, buildings, and other assets. This helped architects and planners to find the best locations for parks, playgrounds and outdoor areas such as dining locations and plazas. Not only Nairobi, but Kenya as a whole saw its ICT sector grow steadily over the past decade. This is so because Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. Nairobi, capital of Kenya and home to over three million people, won the title of Most Intelligent City in Africa for two years in a row. By the end of 2016, Cape Town had installed 72 public wifi hotspots. Safaricom did not miss the opportunity and became a game changer in Kenya. Courtesy: George Kosimbei. IBM took fire incident data from the Cape Town open data platform and overlaid it with historical weather maps from IBM’s own weather portal. For a second year in a row, Kenya’s busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa — failing, however, to make it to the world’s top seven finalists. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images/File. The city will not only be the new home for blooming tech companies in Kenya, but it will also be a smart city itself. In Kenya, over 58% of the population use mobile phones for money transfer, and Africa largely adopted the use of e-wallets (see Figure 3). Going south, Cape Town blossoms as one of the best places to do business in the continent as the South African government continuously implements thoughtful planning and cutting edge technology to attract businesses and improve the lives of its citizens. The May 2017 Transform Africa Summit—which created initiatives to incorporate information and communication technologies as a key determinant of socio-economic development in Africa—convened 300 African mayors in addition to the usual heads-of-state and ministers. The metering system has helped to reduce water usage and energy consumption by 10%. This can be complemented by heart beat and heart pressure sensors that can help early diagnoses and provide a better care for the elderly. The city also installed solar heaters in 10% of private homes. It is one of the most influential trade centers in North Africa, and according to the Global Financial Centres Index, Casablanca is Africa’s leading financial centre. The metropolis’ economy revolves around tourism, manufacturing, finance, IT, and transport and logistics. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images/file, Nairobi has also welcomed incubation centers, such as iHub. 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For withdrawing the money, the client just needs to go to another Safaricom-affiliated agent, who checks his account’s available funds and hands over the cash, after making adjustments on the new account balance. By February this year, the fibre optic network of Cape Town reached a length of 848km. Its 50 km2 will house up to 260,000 inhabitants and will have the infrastructure of a complete city: a university campus, schools, hospitals and a space dedicated for tech companies. On the forefront of innovative technology is the Cape Town Emergency Dispatch Centre, the nerve system of the city. Launched in 2014, WhereIsMyTransport (WIMT) is a platform that integrates information about fares, frequency and routes from informal transportation modes to regular ones like BRT, bus, and rail. Casablanca is the biggest city of Morocco and also the largest Atlantic port of the country. But those in Africa, India, and Latin America lag behind, particularly in installing the sensor layer, the most capital-intensive element. Singapore-based information and communication technologies (ICT) company CrimsonLogic, has turned its attention to Africa for more than two decades. The data is used for fire and rescue, traffic, metro police, law enforcement, disaster risk management, and its investigative unit. As we strive to achieve career goals, some individuals, in some countries, have a special gift, of grasping academic content more than others. The city is home to university innovation centers, such as the Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Center at Kenyatta University. It has been established that students of … ), Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) More than 20,000 direct and indirect jobs are expected to be created during the construction phase. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, "intelligent communities" are those that have taken "conscious steps" to create an economy that can… N’Djamena (8) follows, rising seven places. Countries such as Kenya are taking the lead with mobile money and payment, and building infrastructure to support the digital economy”, says Francis Huan, head of Corporate Communications at CrimsonLogic. We gauged each city’s progress in implementation using a checklist of current smart applications. Technologically, the country is not experiencing a revolution in tech but it is strong enough to be regarded among the top ten technologically advancing countries in Africa. Otavio can be reached at [email protected]. If you think Africa is underdeveloped, you better think again. Child care centres would be built in areas with low sun light so that children can play outside the whole day. For a second year running, Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa based on internet usage and mobile penetration. The World Bank estimated that in 2014, more than 11.5% of the people living in sub-Saharan Africa had used mobile phones for money transactions. The Western Cape Government added $1m to fund broadband infrastructure, and $2m to the Digital Inclusion Project, which promotes access to services over the internet and training adults in basic computer skills. The co-working space has become the epicenter of Kenya's burgeoning tech scene, playing host to technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers seeking to solve global issues through tech. Linkedin. Mike Yap, senior director for Africa, explains his company’s main goal: “Our solutions streamline processes to bring efficiency to public administration, reduce the cost of compliance/consumption for citizens and businesses, and improve economic competitiveness across countries.”. Local universities, research institutions, innovation centres, start-ups and government agencies constitute the main users of the free database. Click through for the key reasons experts think the city is particularly well placed to deal with the challenges of the broadband economy. It provides a wide set of services that can be completed from the comfort of one’s home or office. In 2010, Nairobi invested further into fostering innovation by creating the iHub, a tech incubation centre where developers and entrepreneurs can connect and work side by side. This would save the elderly the hassle of going to the hospital every time. The Kenyan capital, however, didn’t make it to the next round that will see seven communities around the world contesting in June for the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year award – in alphabetical order, the 2015 Top7 Intelligent Communities were Arlington County (U.S.), Columbus, (U.S.), Ipswich (Australia), Mitchell (U.S.), New Taipei City (Taiwan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Surrey (Canada). All successful smart cities benefit from the monetisation of municipal services. Photo: Andres de Wet. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, “intelligent communities” are those that have taken “conscious steps” to create an economy that can […] These advances in Cape Town are supported by the large investments in growing the fibre optic infrastructure for high-speed broadband. The data is publicly available to anyone who wants to build an app or website. In April 2016, Taxify was established as stiff competition for Uber in Cape Town. 7:30 AM EST, Tue February 10, 2015. This enhances transparency and promotes the use of the city’s data for broader social and economic benefits. The $14.5bn project is almost entirely privately funded and is expected to be completed by the early 2020s. London has been declared the smartest city in the world, according to the sixth edition of the annual IESE Cities in Motion Index 2019. The city currently offers 86 datasets for download. Success! The figure also shows that sub-Saharan Africa in general demonstrated a significant increase in mobile cellular subscriptions. If an account exists, we've sent an email with a link to reset your password. Not sure where to start? The company soon realised that M-Pesa’s scope could be broadened to become a general money-transfer scheme. With 15 million children in Kenya's education system, it seems this is key if the country will confront the challenges of a connected economy. Nairobi is the most intelligent city in Africa according to a report released by The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). The country’s 2008 ban on non-biodegradable plastic is often mentioned as a cause. Currently Cape Town’s citizens can pay all utility bills using the internet, apply for municipal services, licenses and permits, report a crime or emergency, request municipal service or maintenance, among other things. At the summit, the government of Rwanda unveiled the Smart Cities Blueprint, a framework aimed to accelerate the adoption of ICT-driven initiatives in citie… Knowing which areas get most of the sun light is also useful when deciding where to place greeneries and solar panels. The service has encouraged economic activity by making banking services available to low-income citizens. By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. In it's Global Cities report, consulting firm A.T. Kearny, identifies Nairobi as one of two sub-Saharan cities likely to achieve developed status within 20 years. With stability in the government of Zimbabwe, there is much room for improvement. CNN Sans ™ & © 2016 Cable News Network. The author, Otavio Veras, is a Research Associate of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies, a trilateral platform for government, business and academia to promote knowledge and expertise on Africa, established by Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Business Federation. List of African Countries with The Most Intelligent Students. Password reset email has been resent. The number of mobile phone subscriptions per 100 people has jumped from 13.5 to 81.9 between 2005 and 2015, surpassing the regional average of 74.6 mobile cellular subscriptions per 100 people (see Figure 2). The system can predict fire incidents of high and extreme risk incredibly well. And an Economist Intelligence Unit report commissioned by Citigroup in 2012 says Nairobi is expected to be among the world's 40 fastest-growing cities between 2010 and 2016. Nairobi is at the heart of the Kenya's mobile payments revolution - mobile money is commonly used by residents across the city, as well as by the local county government for fee payments. However, it gained market share from Uber by offering a better support service, not only for the passengers, but also for the drivers, and by increasing the compensation earned by the drivers in comparison to Uber’s. This drop has been primarily because of the downward trend in the housing market and the depreciation of the local currency to the USD, making it more attractive for foreign investments and also cheaper for foreigners to live in. Nairobi and Cape Town rank among the most advanced cities on the African continent on the smart city front. In large urban centres, taking care of the elderly can be helped through the use of smart devices. The output from the algorithm helps officials prepare for emergency responses. These top 10 most developed cities in Africa will leave you asking “where has the cameras gone to all these while?”. Sensors installed in the light posts can turn lights on and off, depending on whether there is movement in the surrounding areas. "Many tech (and non tech) multinationals have their regional or continental headquarters here due to the strategic location of the city as well as the talent pool available," says Josiah Mugambi, iHub's executive director. Street lights can gather and send information on the traffic in real time and send information on whether there is an empty parking spot to drivers looking to park in the area. The country has become the world leader in the use of mobile phones for money transfer. Both Nairobi and Cape Town look at Singapore as a role model for the city of the future. The East African Marine System (Teams) is a 3,100 mile long fibre-optic undersea cable linking Mombasa with the UAE. It is currently the most rural – only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population live in cities. Safaricom's M-Pesa service, introduced in 2007, now handles $320 million in payments each month. The city-state has reached a pinnacle of development and integration that serves as a model for what Nairobi and Cape Town can soon become. Global City —. M-Pesa inspired many entrepreneurs to focus on the tech industry and proactively launch start-ups. Smart roads can send information on traffic and road accidents to drivers and suggest a better route; and traffic lights can adjust to regulate traffic flows and prevent traffic jams (see Figure 1). The progress of spreading smart technology in Africa also depends on coordination with local governments: “African governments need to address and leverage on connectivity in a digital economy. Kenya's busy capital city, Nairobi, has been crowned the most intelligent city in Africa by the Intelligent Community Forum. According to cnbc.com, South Africa is the most educated country in Africa in 2018. SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images/file. PHOTO: Nairobi, capital of Kenya, is replicating the steps Singapore followed on becoming a smart city. Tell us your goals and challenges. although this population is dispersed randomly across […] Kenya's busy capital city, Nairobi, has been crowned the most intelligent city in Africa by the Intelligent Community Forum. Safaricom had a very different plan for M-Pesa at its early stages. Email. Learn what's on the horizon. The network generated by the diffusion of mobile phone usage in Kenya created opportunities for unique businesses to flourish. The area was modelled in 3D before any construction was put in place. WhatsApp . It can also promptly send information to hospitals and to the police about car accidents and robberies. Published Telegram . With 1.5 billion people as of recent estimate in 2015 , it accounts for about 20% of the world’s human population. South African company registration: 1986/016729/23. PHOTO: For a second year in a row, Kenya’s busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa — failing, however, to make it to the world’s top seven finalists. Courtesy: City of Nairobi. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, “intelligent communities” are those that have taken “conscious steps” to create an economy that can prosper in the “broadband economy.” The group has recently released its latest rankings, recognizing the achievements of communities that have built inclusive, prosperous economies on a basis of information and communication technologies. The bank grid has a smaller reach and charges higher fees for simple money transfers. We look at the 13 most educated African presidents: 13) Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (Somalia) Education: Master’s degree in Technical Education (M.S. The Housing & Development Board (HDB) from Singapore is creating the Punggol Eco-Town in the northeast part of the Singapore island. A client that wants to use M-Pesa to transfer money would register his account and go to one of the thousands of corner shops that are registered with Safaricom and make a cash deposit. Africa’s ‘most intelligent’ city revealed. Home CAREER List of African Countries with The Most Intelligent Students. He frequented primary and secondary schools in his hometown Jalalaqsi. Published by Otavio Veras on 10 April 2017, Cape Town, South Africa. 8312. Its amazing to see young people engaging with these issues and searching for solutions about such global issues," says George Kosimbei, the director of the institute. Casablanca has Arabic- and French-language schools at different educational levels. Explore Further. With that, architects were able to predict the wind flow in the area and make adaptations on the buildings so that zones further from the shore would still get good air flow, hence minimising the use of air conditioners. All Rights Reserved. The top 10 most populated cities in Africa in 2015 is a very interesting list. Singapore is not only thriving in becoming one of the smartest cities in the world, but it is also exporting expertise. Smart cities leverage on technology and use the large amount of data their citizens generate every second to optimise resources, to connect people and to improve business and trading. Figure 3 – Percentage of population using smartphones for money transfer. Verification email has been resent. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is the President of Somalia. The country has a lot of human skills that can easily be harnessed for a gr… The Centre uses resource planning software SAP to create one integrated public safety solution that facilitates operations and data sharing. Nairobi has been listed among the 21 most intelligent cities… The institute was founded by leading Kenyan industrialist, Manilal Chandaria, and seeks to train people to become job creators rather than job-seekers. It features six places in Africa. One thing that had it going for Africa is the great mobile connectivity and the relatively cheap cost of using mobile data. Economist Intelligence Unit releases the list of the world's 10 worst cities. The Kenyan capital failed though to make it to the world’s top seven finalists. Despite dropping off the top spot on the global list, Luanda, Angola (6) remains the highest-ranking city in Africa. By 2015, iHub spawned 150 start-ups and had created more than 1,300 jobs. All the data Cape Town registers from its citizens is publicly available through the open data portal website. Nairobi is the most intelligent city in Africa according to a report released by The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). The “Most Intelligent” City in Africa CNN reports on the news that Nairobi has been ranked, apparently for the second year in a row, as the “most intelligent” city in Africa. According to the Intelligent Community Forum , “intelligent communities” are those that have taken “conscious steps” to create an economy that can prosper in the “broadband economy.” In the past two years, Cape Town spent close to $15m in the ICT sector. October 20, 2016. The success of smart cities also depends on governments implementing the right policies. Government agencies constitute the main users of the city also installed solar heaters in 10 of... 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