Konza City Address: The Future of Smart and Sustainable Cities Post Covid-19


Konza City has been making notable strides in the last couple of months. Even with the ongoing pandemic, Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) has been keeping Kenyans apprised of the developments made by the Technopolis.

Today, KoTDA is hosting a webinar that will look into the place of digital technologies in shaping the future of smart and sustainable cities post COVID-19.

According to a statement from KoTDA, smart cities tap into Digital Economy and accelerate New Value Creation which in turn assists firms clout technology to be flexible amidst disruption and to invent innovative digital business models consummate with the new norm – post COVID-19.

It is approximated that 70% of new value created in markets over the next 10 years will be on digitally equipped businesses.

Today’s online address will explore the theme Leveraging on Emerging Digital Technologies in Shaping the Future of Smart and Sustainable Cities Post COVID-19 Pandemic.

The show will be graced by PS ICT and Innovation Jerome Ochieng’, ICT Champion and Academician Bitange Ndemo, Safaricom Chief Corporate Affairs Steve Chege, Kristian Mjoen,Head Hos Generva UN Charter Centre of Excellence on SDG City Transition in Trondheim and lastly, as Speaker from S. Korea.

Korea has been involved with the development of the upcoming smart city with funding and replicating the Asian country’s KAIST program in Konza.

Today’s address will look into crisis-led solutions for a sustainable future, which is part of what the technopolis represents. In the last couple of months, it has become apparent that crisis-led the solutions can translate into a better future. To this end, technology leaders and smart cities stand in a unique position to ensure sustainable living and development. This case is clear during the pandemic that requires robust responses and monitoring.

Lastly, the webinar aims to explore a broader sustainability agenda. The development of the city should factor in environment sustainability when putting together a post COVID-19 action plan.

Additional details will emerge at that time, and we will round them up for you at out Twitter platform (@Techweez).