AI Ecosystem and Capabilities for Harnessing the Potential of AI in Africa: 3rd consultations

Thank you Lydia,

On Tue, Apr 23, 2024 at 3:15 PM Gachungi, Lydia via KICTANet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Dear Partners,
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> 3rd Session: Consultations on the AU/AI Continental Strategy
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> Theme: *AI Ecosystem and Capabilities for Harnessing the Potential of AI
> in Africa*
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> Date and Time: *Tuesday, April 23 2024 (3:00 – 4:45 PM East African Time)*
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> Zoom link :
> *https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpdeurpzIvGNHA9JjTWoVzO8mbNZTuHWoX*
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> *Moderator:* Mr. Amr Safwat Chair of the AU Working Group on AI
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> *Panellists:*
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> – Ms. Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and
> Human Sciences,
> – Prof. Joyce Nabende, Head, Makerere Artificial Intelligence Lab,
> Uganda
> – Prof. Jerry Kponyo, Associate Professor of Telecommunication
> Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi,
> Ghana.
> – Mr. Eric Ndoumba, Senior Adviser, Minister of ICT of Republic of
> Congo
> – Ms Balkissa Ide Siddo, Public Policy Director for Sub-Saharan
> Africa: META,
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> *Core Questions*
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> – What steps should Member States take to build the capacities of
> higher education to teach, research and innovate on AI and address the
> skills gap?
> – What will the private sector’s role be in AI R&D and innovation?
> What lessons can we learn from the existing AI startup ecosystem?
> – How can the basic education and TVET curriculum be improved to
> prepare the youth for AI?
> – What strategies should be implemented to improve African
> infrastructure for AI (broadband networks, data centres, high-performance
> computers, etc.)?
> – How can AU Member States improve the availability of AI-related data?
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> *Lydia Gachungi*
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> *Regional Adviser on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists*
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