Green African Smart Cities

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What makes us different?

Smart FInancing Smart Cities 

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Energy

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Off-Grid Africa Power

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Solar In Africa

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Roof Tops For Home And Business

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Villages

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

The need for electrical energy supply in off-grid or temporarily off-grid areas of the developing world is becoming increasingly significant. Different sizes of applications are implemented, starting at the micro scale level of households and small communities, but also scaling up to more energy intensive applications such as small business, workshops or even small factories. An overall improvement of the living conditions of local communities is achieved by providing energy access and also by strengthening local economies and creating income sources

Our Story

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Our Story

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Africa RE Technologies

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Agriculture

Agribusiness


Agriculture and agribusiness account for 32 percent of GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa and employs 65 percent of the workforce. It is likely to have a bigger impact on poverty reduction than in other sectors as it offers the most direct route of raising returns to poor people’s main assets, i.e. land and labor. We support project owners businesses to establish a new activity or expand existing businesses across the value chain, as long as the primary beneficiaries of the businesses are rural households living on less than US$ 2 per day. 

What areas does African Smart Cities support?

Accessible Innovations for Smallholders: We work with lenders that invest in businesses that have the potential to reach smallholder farmers to improve agricultural productivity and increase household income and food security. We work in a wide range of value chains and production systems to increase access to better quality agricultural inputs, improved seeds varieties and livestock vaccines, introduce new farming systems and agribusiness models. 

Scaling Up Innovative Businesses: Smart African Cities acts as the missing link between agricultural research and smallholder farmers by financing the commercialization of new technologies where others will not. Key investment areas include new fertilizers, vaccines, integrated pest management, disease-resistant crops, and soil testing.

Post Conflict and the Fragile Countries: Post-conflict and fragile countries face particular challenges but the private sector is a key player in supporting the reconstruction of agribusinesses in these countries. With other sources of capital largely absent, 

Open data and media to increase productivity: African Smart cities supports low-cost communication technologies and business models for information and data sharing that can reach a large audience and provide information to smallholder farmers enabling them to improve agricultural productivity and incomes.

Promoting Financial Inclusion and Mobile Finance: African Smart Cities supports projects that use mobile money systems, create local financing mechanisms, introduce weather-based insurance and establish credit systems. This improves agricultural productivity and household incomes. It also establishes non-collateral credit scoring for smallholders that enable them to access formal financial systems in the future.

Solar Water Pumping

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Foreign Direct Investments

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Housing

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Municipalities

By 2030, 600 million out of the 674 million people in the world still without access to electricity will live in sub-Saharan Africa, the majority of them in rural areas. 
The International Energy Agency - Poverty to Prosperity (2017)

It is estimated that a minimum of about 1,000 KWh/year of dependable energy per household is required to provide the necessary conditions for economic development for consumers in rural communities. To achieve this, power facilities will need to include a hybrid of renewables, dispatchable generators and energy storage, and these community energy installations will be monitored and controlled by a smart microgrid controller to maximise the efficiency of the resources. At African Smart Cities we propose a radical solution to this challenge, which is to deploy smart microgrids, and the associated generation and distribution facilities, in such a way that it can be provided significantly by local communities themselves.This results not only in lowering of costs but also simultaneously in an increase in local jobs and services, creating self sufficiency locally and stimulating economic development wherever possible.

Smart Water

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Financing

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

African Smart Cities

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

Smart Solar Energy 

Like all great things, we started small. We took a few like-minds with a shared vision—and ran with it. Today, we’ve grown into something big.

About Us

Behind every great company, is a true story. And we certainly have a tale to tell. Who are we? Why did we build our business? And what makes us the best at what we do, today?  We are about creating African cities Smart and Green. From villages to town, cities will emerge, and smart cities.
Our focus is making african cities great again.

Finance And Investments

Global investment in renewable energy has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, and yet it remains below its potential. Scaled up renewable energy investment on the foundation of sound enabling policy framework is critical to rapidly mobilize sustainable energy transition.

Our activities focus on mobilizing various sources of investment (including private capital) in renewable energy projects through the effective use of financial instruments and risk mitigation tools.

Sources of investment

Public finance, including climate finance, provides an important resource to bridge the financing gap and attract further investment to renewables. Institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, and sovereign wealth funds have the potential to scale up major investments. 


Mobilizing private investment

To address the question of ‘how’ to scale up renewable energy investment rapidly with financing from prospective sources, We have been engaging with governments and the international investor community to identify key risks and barriers and examine the current financing landscape in the renewable energy sector.