The African cities are the fastest growing in the developing world. It is projected that 50% of Africa’s population will be living in an urban environment by 2030. The major problem African cities are suffering from is poor-quality housing units or ”urban slums”, the African slum population is estimated at 40% of its population.
The need for infrastructure improvements in the developing world is critical. Untold numbers of businesses suffer from lack of reliable power for industrial processes or because they cannot get their goods to the market. At the most basic level, millions of lives are threatened every day for lack of clean water or safe sanitation.