AfricAI conference 2023

IPAR delegation at the AfricAI conference in Kigali

IPAR Think Tank will be represented at the AfricAI conference (June 12-14, 2023) by a strong delegation comprising Dr. Laure Tall, the institution's Research Director, the GRAIN project coordinator, Tabara Korka Ndiaye, and Cheikh Faye, coordinator of the DUA project. They will take part in and lead the following activities:

  1. Panel: Political stakes of AI in Africa - Boosting the commitment of African decision-maker: In order to put Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Africa back at the heart of discussions on cross-cutting development issues, and to support political change, the involvement and commitment of decision-makers must be supported by highlighting the importance of AI in everyday life and the challenges linked to this theme.
  2. Mapping the landscape of networks for responsible AI and gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa:  The Grain network will be holding an interactive workshop on mapping the network landscape for responsible AI and gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa. At this meeting, participants will share their current networking activities and connections related to responsible AI and gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa; identify challenges and restrictions, and collaboratively map the networking and sharing landscape. The workshop will conclude with the joint identification of three next steps to improve sharing within the African Responsible AI space.
  3. Panel: Sub-regional and continental dynamics: What are the challenges for responsible AI in Africa? This panel will discuss selected French-speaking countries in West Africa, with a focus on initiatives undertaken to address the issues, challenges and processes underway to develop a strategy for responsible AI development.



Jun 12 - 14 2023


8h00 - 18h00
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