L'innovation au service de tous
For several years now, the capital of Rwanda has been demonstrating its desire to become a technological hub in Africa. Through pilot projects, an innovative policy and an ambitious masterplan, the Smart City Rwanda Masterplan sets the objectives to transform Rwandan cities into smart & sustainable cities.
The City of Kigali is the winner of the "Wellbeing City Award 2019" which rewards the promotion of car-free days in the city and physical activities.
The city has a growing digital ecosystem that favours the emergence of startups with coworking and incubator centres.
With the introduction of the Tap&Go card, a paperless and cashless transport service, the city is at the forefront of innovation.
The city of Kigali has a population of 1.1 million.
The internet penetration rate is 52%.
More than 80% of Kigali households have a smartphone.
The 3G/4G coverage rate is 95% in Rwanda, 100% in Kigali.
Replicable to other cities in Africa, the implementation of this participatory citizen portal will allow the inhabitants of Kigali to interact with the urban authorities and, thanks to digital technology, to be better integrated into the city's decision-making centre:
In addition to fixed sensors installed on public buildings, the measurement of air quality in the city of Kigali will be refined by a network of mobile geolocalized sensors installed on vehicles. This device will be coupled with a display platform so that city authorities can monitor air quality in real time.
Hi, do you have a question about the project ? Do you need to clear up a doubt or ask a more general question ? Send an email to Bernard Binagwaho, Tactis Africa and Middle East Director.