ABUJA WINS IBM 'SMARTER CITIES' GRANT

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Abuja is one of the three African counties that have been selected by IBM as grant winners for its 'Smarter Cities' project. The others are Mombasa, Kenya and Durban, South Africa. The program was started in 2011 but due to its successes, it was extended. The grant is worth $500,000 in world class expertise for about one month.

The chosen cities choose a local problem and IBM sends a '6 man' expert team to the site. They then spend 3 weeks on the ground collecting needed data, interfacing with all stakeholders and coming up with a solution to the problem. They also design the plan that will be implemented in order for the problem to be solved. Abuja, what problem do you want IBM's experts to solve?  

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