- 26 October 2023
- News GRAIN
Natnael Tilahun Sinshaw, a young researcher from Addis Ababa University of Science and Technology (AASTU) in Ethiopia, has been awarded the ENI Award 2023 in the "Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa" category.
The ENI Prize, initiated in 2007 by the Italian National Hydrocarbon Company (ENI), has become an international benchmark for research in the fields of energy and the environment.
"Beginnings in Research: Young Talents of Africa" is one of the six sections of the ENI Prize, along with the Energy Frontiers, Advanced Environmental Solutions, Energy Transition and Young Researcher of the Year awards, as well as the ENI Innovation Recognition.
The aim of the "Debuts in Research : Young Talents from Africa Award" is to help new generations of African researchers to emerge, by offering them the opportunity to follow a doctoral course in cooperation with prestigious Italian universities and research institutes, and by supporting their research and innovations on the various scientific topics promoted by the ENI Award.
Natnael Tilahun Sinshaw is one of the beneficiaries projects selected following GRAIN's call for proposals on "Improving inclusion and gender equality through AI in Sub-Saharan Africa" and is currently working on a project entitled "Gender diversity and equity in the AI ecosystem: an SLR of African languages.‘’
The project is part of the Gender Responsive Artificial Intelligence Network (GRAIN) initiative, which aims to advance gender inclusion and equality in sub-Saharan Africa through the development, responsible deployment and local innovation of artificial intelligence. The GRAIN initiative is supported by the IPAR consortium, Sunbird AI and (CSEA) funded by IDRC.
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