We were at UN HABITAT World Cities Day 2019 in Yekaterinburg, Russia represented by our Country Director, Anne Lawi. This year’s World Cities Day sought to explore challenges and identify solutions related to the the sub-theme Changing the World: Innovations and a Better Life for Future Generations. Pangea Accelerator led the discussion on “Digital Innovation for Urban Service Delivery” in a panel discussion on the first day and a keynote address on how we can build inclusive smart cities on the second day showing how we’ve been supporting startups in Africa in UrbanTech.
Anne Lawi expounded on how innovation can improve health, green spaces, access to quality education, service delivery & safety of the urban population especially in helping cities reduce its budget & allocate more for development projects. This starts from rethinking investment to focus on impact investing, advocating for sharing economies and circular economies.