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Accra, other cities in Negawatt Challenge to tackle urban energy efficiency

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AccraAccra, the capital of Ghana is joining three other cities in an innovation competition to tackle urban energy efficiency issues.

According to a press release from the World Bank, the Negawatt Challenge is an open-innovation competition that will leverage a variety of cities’ rich ecosystems of innovative entrepreneurs and technology hubs to surface software, hardware and new business solutions.

The other cities in the competition are Nairobi, Kenya, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The organisers say these cities were picked because of their local governments’ commitment to resource efficiency and green growth, as well as their dynamic and growing entrepreneurial, ICT and technology sectors cities.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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