KWE Digital Rural Micro Technology Economies
When you think about ideal candidates for a technology driven economy, a rural area in Sub-saharan Africa where people are still struggling with basics like food and water is definitely not going to be a likely candidate. This is not a place where people are looking into manufacturing high end technology products or create anything that could in any shape show the kind of ambition displayed in the Silicon Valley. The very nature of the wanting state of these areas however make them the ideal places to nurture and grow technology driven rural economies that will be resilient in the face of growing disparity among rural poor pushed to the edge by among others hostile climate change.
KWE Digital has embarked on a journey to create a technology driven rural economy anchored on the following key areas; Renewable Energy (Manufacturing 1KW to 3KW Wind Turbines), Personal and Commercial Mobility (Electric tricycles), Micro data centers (hosting local data peered by TESPOK) and vertical farming (micro-greens and hydroponics). These four pillars are interconnected and will play a role in ensuring that these economies remain relevant in an increasingly interconnected world.
We will be sharing further details on this project in the weeks and months to come as it continues to take shape. The first village will be in Nyeri county, Kenya and will serve as a test bed in modeling what subsequent villages will look like. Subscribe to our Newsletter to stay updated on our projects in Africa.