Réussir la transition numérique des villes du sud
Installé dans la ville de Sémé-Podji au Bénin, Wexity est le premier outil digital spécialement conçu pour les autorités locales afin qu’elles puissent y gérer l’ensemble des objets urbains : réseaux, habitat, environnement, risques, économie locale, équipements… pour servir les besoins d’un développement urbain durable. Aujourd’hui seuls existent des systèmes experts complexes nécessitant du personnel qualifié. Wexity rompt avec cette logique de complexité.

Wexity est une plateforme digitale moderne, construite pour un usage partagé et collaboratif, conçue pour être accessible à tous les publics d’une...
Located in the city of Sémé-Podji in Benin, Wexity is the first digital tool specially designed to enable local authorities to manage all urban objects: networks, housing, environment, risks, local economy, equipment and so on, thus serving the needs of sustainable urban development. Today, only complex expert systems requiring qualified personnel exist. Wexity breaks with this logic of complexity.
Wexity is a modern digital platform, built for shared and collaborative use, designed to be accessible to all audiences within a municipality, from elected officials to senior managers and municipal technicians. We believe that only a solution used and controlled by local users can be sustainable.
Going beyond innovation of use, it is also our ambition to offer a major breakthrough in terms of controlling urban environments. In sub-Saharan Africa in particular, no city has an up-to-date and accurate map of its territory. The establishment of a complete and transversal database is in itself a decisive element for the cities of the South.
Innovation also comes from Wexity's ability to produce pragmatic analyses: how many people live in flood-prone areas? Which equipment is subject to environmental risk? Where are the areas that do not have access to drinking water? Which residential areas are furthest from schools? These are simple, obvious questions that cities are often not able to answer without external advice.
Optimiser le mix énergétique local dans la planification et l’aménagement

Les territoires sont au cœur de la transition énergétique et écologique. Si les acteurs de la planification urbaine et de l’aménagement disposent de nombreux outils pour orienter leurs choix énergétiques, ils peuvent exprimer des difficultés à les articuler et à les mettre en pratique pour répondre aux objectifs exprimés dans la Loi de Transition énergétique pour la Croissance Verte et le Plan Climat. Partageant ce constat, l’ADEME et GRDF ont souhaité travailler sur une approche visant à renforcer la complémentarité des énergies et des réseaux. Il s’agit d’allier une planification sur le long terme à des projets relativement courts, mais...

Territories are at the heart of energy and ecological transition. While urban planning and development actors have numerous tools at their disposal to guide their energy choices, they may have difficulties connecting them and putting them into practice to meet the objectives set out in the Energy Transition Law  for Green Growth and the Climate Plan. Sharing this observation, ADEME and GRDF wanted to work on an approach aimed at strengthening the complementarity of energies and networks. It is question of combining long-term planning with relatively small projects, but also of sharing a common basis for understanding the specificities of energy sectors, vectors and actors. To better understand the obstacles that territories face in mobilising their energy resources and infrastructures, we launched a cycle of three 3 collaborative workshops in 2016. They brought about fifty actors in local energy transition together: local governments, energy companies, urban planners, network operators, engineering companies etc. This booklet brings together 9 concrete proposals as a result of these exchanges to encourage debate on local energy mix optimisation. For ADEME and GRDF, this is only the first step.  This work has inspired further collaboration opportunities and we commit ourselves, from 2018, to work together on the Energy Master Plan and its use dedicated to territory planning and inhabitants.