The report also underlines Kenya's advantage in technology innovation as a way to address some of the challenges of urbanization. Cloud computing, mobile technologies and social media could all play a role.
"The good thing about Kenya is that it is exporting as well as importing innovations," said Wolfgang Fengler from World Bank. "In the case of mobile money, crowdsourcing and many other innovations, Kenya is quite remarkable."
About IBM:To download the IBM report "A Vision of A Smarter City: How Nairobi Can Lead the Way into a Prosperous and Sustainable Future" visit: http://www-05.ibm.com/za/office/ke/en/
For more information on IBM's strategy for Africa please visit: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/presskit/34710.wssFor more information on IBM Smarter Cities, please visit: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/uk/en/sustainable_cities/ideas/index.html Contacts Marie-Anne Kinyanjui/ Vera RosauerIBM East Africa MARIEKIN@ke.ibm.com firstname.lastname@example.org +254-20-2834000 Jonathan BattyIBM Growth Markets Jonathan.Batty@pl.ibm.com +48 69393 5403 Vineeta DuraniIBM US email@example.com 917-472-3694
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