Cabo Verde Technology Park
The consortium SPI-TASO was awarded the African Development Bank contract to define the business plan for Cabo Verde Technology Park, in the capital Praia. The Park is called to play a primary role as a catalyst of the Cape Verde Digital Strategy, whose vision is that the archipelago become an IT hub shortly, serving the whole West Africa region, with a focus on backup and cloud services and digital transformation of the public administration.
This vision is anchored to the success of the state agency for the information society, called NOSI (Operational Nucleus for the Information Society), the strategic location at the crossroads of a number of submarine fiber-optic cables in the Atlantic, well stablished democracy and political stability, and a growing reputation as tourist destination. All this is turning the country into a sunbelt type of economy, with real conditions to lead and provide assistance to digital transitions in West Africa. The business plan set all elements for the operationalisation and launch phase of the Tech Park, including private sector-led governance structure and the subsequent strategic partnerships.