Fez - The first International Summit for Smart Cities in North Africa opened on Monday in Ifrane, Morocco.
Fez – The first International Summit for Smart Cities in North Africa opened on Monday in Ifrane, Morocco.
The two-day Summit will address various themes, including “Smart Cities as a springboard to a thriving economy, the role of ICT in providing access to a better education, digital inclusion, the role of ICT in sustainable development, “smart” resource management and urban planning.
This summit is an opportunity for Moroccan policymakers to come together to find new and innovative ideas that will help modernize the country and serve as an example to the rest of North Africa.
The Summit’s opening remarks will be introduced by Moulay Hafid El Alamay, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Investment and Digital Economy, and will feature Louis A. Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), Carlo Ratti, director of MIT SENSEable City Lab, and Messaddeq Younes, Chairholder of the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Photonic Innovations.
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