Gender mainstreaming in AI: a perspective from Francophone and Anglophone East Africa

Aim of the project : 

The project aims to explore the inclusion of gender in AI across the countries identified within the East African community, namely Anglophone East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda) and Francophone East Africa (Rwanda, Burundi and DRC).

Project summary

The research entitled  Gender mainstreaming in AI: a perspective from Francophone and Anglophone East Africa  "Aims to explore gender inclusion in AI across identified countries within the East African community, namely Anglophone East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda) and Francophone East Africa (Rwanda, Burundi and DRC). The research project will examine power in the AI ecosystem from a gender perspective, investigate barriers to the creation and use of sex-disaggregated data for AI, gender gaps and biases in AI and explore how power in this case can be challenged by studying existing systems and the use of AI in Anglophone and Francophone East Africa.

Project sponsor : Rebecca Ryakitimbo  

Project area 

Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC

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