AMPERAFRIK attended the International Economic Forum on Africa organized by OECD
AMPERAFRIK attended the International Economic Forum on Africa organized by OECD. This edition will discuss the opportunities and challenges of the urbanisation process in Africa, looking into how to address in urban areas, the role of cities as drivers of economic transformation, and innovative ways to provide adequate and predictable financing for local governments and municipalities. The solar energy was part of the discussion, especially products in connection with solar street light (such as AMPERSTREET+®).
The continent is urbanising at a historically rapid rate. The size of Africa’s urban population has nearly doubled in 20 years from 237 million in 1995 to 472 million in 2015. Such an accelerated growth brings about considerable opportunities for structural transformation. While encouraging sound urban planning, productive employment and the supply of basic services, the process of bringing light with smart energy products should also reconcile economic, social and environmental objectives in a sustained manner.