Webinar on gender-sensitive research practice in the development and deployment of responsible AI in Africa

On Monday 24 April 2023 , at 13:00 GMT, the IPAR Think Tank is organising a webinar on the theme " Gender-sensitive research practice in the development and deployment of responsible AI in Africa "

Indeed, IPAR prioritises reflection and research on technology, in particular Artificial Intelligence, for the empowerment of women within its thematic framework. Promoting gender equality and inclusion in sub-Saharan Africa through artificial intelligence is a key area for the organisation and several initiatives, including GRAIN (Gender and Responsible Artificial Intelligence Network).

The upcoming webinar aligns perfectly with the project's goals of advancing the inclusion, equality and empowerment of women in sub-Saharan Africa through the responsible and localised development and deployment of AI innovations.

The main objective of the webinar is to reflect on the challenges posed by structural and systematic obstacles to the promotion of gender equality and inclusion in the AI sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

The virtual meeting will bring together experts in AI and gender, and will focus on innovative practices and technologies that bridge the gap between AI and gender. It will highlight the importance of using the potential of AI to advance gender equality and reduce gender disparities in the digital sector.

The discussion will be hosted on the Kudo platform and will be in English with French interpretation.

Moderated by Ernest Mwebaze, Executive Director of Sunbird AI, Uganda , the panel will include the following speakers: Nokuthula Olorunju, Research ICT Africa, South Africa; Dr Adekemi Omutubora, Senior Lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria; Adedeji Adeniran, Director of Research, CSEA Nigeria; Caitlin Kraft-Bruchmann - CEO and Founder of Women at the Table.

The event is finished.