- 7 November 2023
- Current projects
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).
The research titled ”Gendering AI : A perspective from Francophone and Anglophone East Africa” aims to explore gender inclusion in AI across the countries identified within the East African community that is 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,study on barriers to creation and usage of gender disaggregated data for AI,the gender gaps and biases in AI and explorer how power in this instance can be challenged by studying existing AI enabled systems and usage across Anglophone and Francophone East Africa.This will include the structural and systematic barriers to promoting gender equality and inclusion in the AI sector and testing approaches to addressing the challenges posed by AI in gender.
Project leader’s name Rebecca Ryakitimbo
Project implementation zone
Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC
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- ”Gendering AI : A perspective from Francophone and Anglophone East Africa”