Fostering Regional & International Cooperation and Multistakeholder Collaboration to advance inclusive and beneficial AI in Africa. 4th consultation session : Development of the AU AI Continental Strategy

Discussion Theme 4: Fostering Regional& International Cooperation and Multistakeholder Collaboration to Advance Inclusive and Beneficial AI in Africa.
Date and Time: Wednesday April 24 2024 (3:00 – 4:45 PM East African Time)
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Moderator: Ms. Aretha Mare, Unit Manager Data Security Infrastructure &Governance, Smart Africa (<>)


* Mr. Anthony Ohemeng-Boamah, Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations, UNESCO
* Mr. Mactar Seck, Chief of Section – Innovation and Technology, UNECA

* Mrs. Ndeye Maimouna Diop, AI specialist Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Economy.
* Gaspard DATONDJI, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Digital Transformation, Benin.

Core Questions

* How to raise awareness and mobilise African Countries towards a continental AI agenda?
* What should be done to increase African participation in global AI discussions?
* What is the modality of Africa’s engagement and cooperation with nations, regions, and global governance institutions regarding AI issues?
* What steps should be taken to mobilise resources to leverage AI for private sector innovation, social and economic development, and implementation of the AU AI Strategy?

Lydia Gachungi

Regional Adviser on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists

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