Living space, technology and innovation hub: the Kaloum Bluezone in Guinea is a world first. Other projects are set to follow in and around Conakry, the capital of Guinea, in the months to come.
Stimulating the spirit of innovation and promoting entrepreneurship are the objectives of the Kaloum Bluezone, a green space spanning 3.7 hectares, in which young people can work, innovate, study and engage in sporting and cultural activities.
Thanks to a unique technology produced by the Bolloré Group that allows solar energy to be stored and then used to produce clean, continuous electricity, hectares of wasteland that currently have no access to the electrical grid are becoming illuminated, connected spaces, supplied with drinking water, facilitating economic, cultural and sports activities.
These spaces allow residents to access numerous services at a nominal cost: Wi-Fi Internet, drinking water outlet produced on-site, a listening and prevention centre, library, media centre, e-learning facilities, a production workshop for craftspersons, sports facilities, a cultural space, and many more.
Thus, they offer all imaginable resources to help accelerate the socio-economic and educational development to which the Republic’s President, Alpha Condé, aspires. Guinea is the first country in the world to be home to such an initiative.