Official launch of the Gender and Responsible Artificial Intelligence Network (GRAIN) in virtual mode

The consortium (IPAR, Sunbird AI, CSEA) will officially launch the Gender and Responsible Artificial Intelligence Network (GRAIN) on the Zoom platform on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 10am GMT, in the presence of its partners and the wider AI and gender community.

GRAIN was launched as part of the Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa (AI4D Africa) program, with funding from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Indeed, the GRAIN network aims to function as a "collaborative space" that brings together local stakeholders with the necessary expertise, including for-profit, not-for-profit, academic, government and research organizations.

The network will also contribute to the ongoing debate on the responsible development and local deployment of AI innovations.

In a webinar format, the launch will bring together gender and AI experts who are members of GRAIN to explore in innovative ways the genesis of the GRAIN network and how we can collectively think about sustainable collaborative practices.

This online meeting will take the opportunity to present the beneficiaries of GRAIN's call for proposals on "Improving inclusion and gender equality through artificial intelligence in sub-Saharan Africa".

The event will take a participatory approach, including presentations, panel discussions and Q&A with the audience.

At the end of the launch, it is expected that a collaborative framework will be established for gender and AI experts to address gender equality in the design and construction of AI.

The network is targeted at members of IAPD Africa hubs and labs, digital stakeholders in the sub-Saharan region, gender researchers and specialists, digital and technology specialists, members of think tanks running projects on AI and gender, and the general public.

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