these are Africa's ten most innovative cities.



Nairobi, Cape Town, and Kampala are the top three African cities in terms of innovation. 

According to the report, towns with higher Innovation scores but weaker economies will attract those willing to take more risks, such as private equity investors. 

Low-risk investors are more inclined to prefer places with above-average innovation scores and a strong economy, according to the survey. 

According to Knight Frank's Africa Horizons Report 2021/22, Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, has been named the best city in Africa. 

According to the paper, African countries will be able to withstand the Covid-19 pandemic if they are inventive and give long-term social solutions to their citizens, thereby attracting finance and creating new demand for space.

To arrive at a unique innovation score, the study looked at over 100 data points applied to 29 capital cities from a large list of over 500 cities in Africa. The innovation score is made up of four parts: 

The number of diverse research organizations in a city's financial push to innovate, which looks at data about motivation to innovate, is an example of innovation infrastructure. 

According to a Knight Frank assessment, these are Africa's ten most innovative cities. 

The following are Africa's top ten innovative cities:

  1. Nairobi
  2. Cape Town
  3. Kampala
  4. Cairo
  5. Johannesburg
  6. Dar es Salaam
  7. Lagos
  8. Dakar
  9. Accra
  10. Addis Ababa 
"Innovation combined with economic growth will drive the next decade of investment in Africa," said Tilda Mwai, a Knight Frank Africa Researcher. Cities with above-average innovation scores and a strong economy will likely attract lower-risk investors. Cairo, Egypt, is the standout performance, followed by Johannesburg, South Africa. These cities have the best chance of remaining economically robust in the long run, even if they are subjected to short-term shocks.

Cities with higher innovation scores but weaker economies will attract those ready to take a bigger risk, such as private equity investors. Nairobi, Kenya, Cape Town, South Africa, and Kampala, Uganda are among these cities." 

According to the survey, data centers are anticipated to grow in importance as cities seek to innovate. 

According to the report, Africa's data center markets are divided into three levels. Tier one cities such as Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Nairobi are quickly establishing themselves as Africa's premier data center marketplaces. Tier two markets are strategically located cities in the most populated countries, such as Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, and Kampala. Tier three markets, on the other hand, are low-population areas with a poor ease of doing business.


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