The Joe Slovo Foundation is using Smart City Technologies to empower SMART CITIZENS in Africa; improving participatory democracy and accountability at the local community level building Resiliant Communities as well helping achieve the UN World Humanitarian Summit Goals.
The Joe Slovo Foundation is using Smart City Technology and Mobile Services to help meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) as well as address both Chronic Stress and to counter Acute Shocks among distressed communities.
The Joe Slovo Foundation subscribes to the 100RC Network, seeking to adapt their knowledge & experience to the African Continent.
100RC describe Resilience as the Capacity of Communities, Individuals, Institutions, Businesses and Systems to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stress and acute shocks they experience.
According to 100RC ;
Chronic Stress weaken the fabric of a community on a day-to-day or cyclical basis; examples of which include, high unemployment, inefficient transportation systems, endemic violence and chronic food & water shortages.
Acute Shocks are sudden sharp events that threaten a community; examples of which include earthquakes,
floods, disease outbreaks and terrorist attacks.
The Joe Slovo Foundation formed part of the UN-OCHA World Humanitarian Summit Consultation Process and is actively engaged in meeting the Outcomes of the
Summit in Africa, in particular Respond to Disasters &
Climate Change and Catalyse Action for Gender Equality
Martin Dolny - Director of The Joe Slovo Foundation is a Panelist on PUTIING THE CITIZEN AT THE HEART OF SMART CITY DEVELOPMENT at the SMART-SUMMIT in London