Nairobi Ranked Most Dynamic City in Africa
Nairobi has been ranked as the most dynamic city in Africa and among the top 10 in the world.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has listed the Capital as the sixth most dynamic city in the globe in the annual City Momentum Index (CMI).
The sixth iteration of CMI focused on momentum for the world’s most commercially active cities.
Nairobi is the only African city that made it in top 20 most dynamic cities in the world.
CMI indicated that the Kenyan capital city is projected to have one of the fastest-growing populations in the world over the next five years.
The city under the sun earned the place due to its ability to embrace technological change, sustain rapid population increase as well as strengthen global connectivity.
The report further states that Nairobi has a strong Asian influence with significant amounts of investment in infrastructure from China.
Authorities were commended for turning to smart technologies to help cope with overcrowding, traffic congestion and inefficiency in transportation around the city.
CMI ranked 131 established and emerging business hubs across the world to identify the urban economies that are currently undergoing the most rapid expansion.
The Asia Pacific accounts for 19 of the top 20 cities in this year’s index, and overall, Indian and Chinese cities held 75 percent of the top 20.