From agriculture to finance, every sector of the economy is transformed by digital technologies. New actors spring up, bringing added value-creating solutions up in the field. Smart-economy promotes these kind of initiatives while displaying an ecosystem that’s favourable to their very own development.
Digital technologies offer a plethora of opportunities to answer to urban challenges such as the provision of urban utilities, mobility or environment. Either in existing cities or in new urban developments, these new solutions based on Information and Communication Technology are implemented to improve citizens’ lives.
Whether it be entrepreneurs, NGOs or public structures, there are numerous actors that have identified digital technologies as an empowerment and inequalities reducing tool. Initiatives proliferate to answer local or transnational social issues.
E-health solutions aim at proposing new answers to sanitary issues that African countries are facing:
lack of medical staff, difficulty in gaining access to care, prohibitive cost and unawareness of
pathologies are as much challenges e-health African actors are trying to address.
E-education or e-learning are high-growth sectors on the African continent et give way to small-scale as well as wider extent projects, gathering all solutions and means to display learning via electronic options. E-education, thereby, consists of educational websites, tele-formation, telematics teaching,
or training in new technologies.