Over the past five years, the Rwandan city of Kigali has made good progress in undertaking smart city projects, becoming one of Africa's smartest city in the process.
- To support the Smart Kigali initiative, the government launched the Smart Rwanda Master Plan which seeks to drive Rwanda toward a knowledge-based economy by the year 2020 by using ICT services that improve productivity and efficiency.
- In implementing smart city projects, Rwanda is collaborating with both local and international ICT firms, including Inmarsat, Nokia, Ericsson, and Intel as technology partners, to implement smart city solutions under a public-private partnership (PPP) model.
Features and Benefits
- This case study analyzes the progress of Rwanda's smart city projects aimed at making Kigali the smartest city in Africa by 2020.
- The study also identifies the SWOT analysis of the Smart Kigali city initiative model
Key questions answered
- What is the progress of Kigali's smart projects since the launch of the initiative in 2013?
- How is the Rwandan government planning to fund its smart city projects outlined in its Smart Rwanda Master Plan 2020?
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