Philippe Cousin, Charlotte Dupont, Sabrine Fatnassi, Congduc Pham, Ousmane Thiare, Amos Wussah, and Sename Koffi, IoT, An Affordable Technology to Empower Africans Adressing Needs in Africa, proceedings the IST Africa conference 2017, Windhoek, Namibia, May 31 – June 2, 2017
The opportunity for ICT intervention in Africa is huge especially for the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). The paper presents the EU-Africa H2020 WAZIUP project which focuses on IoT and related big data management for African applications. It takes cost of hardware and services as the main challenge to be addressed. The paper describes our proposed low-cost and open IoT gateway and platform for both robust and simple deployment and present real applications for Africa. The project involves African innovation hubs which help to stimulate innovation and empower African to help solving problems in Africa.