Every day, Africa’s burgeoning community of data scientists, machine learning specialists, and researchers is exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) can contribute to tackling local challenges south of the Sahara.
With support from the African Development Bank, the Ugandan government has launched a flagship initiative — the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP) — aimed at establishing organized markets with registered vendors to enhance trading opportunities between rural and urban markets, including value addition.
Inequalities in Honduras and Nicaragua’s education systems are linked with poor teacher professional development and the need for school principals, headmasters, and school leaders to be better equipped to promote and implement innovative approaches at school.
This project will support the Artificial Intelligence for Development Africa (AI4D Africa) partnership by covering the operational costs for the partnership, including salaries and benefits, office costs, and travel for IDRC staff.
Building on their existing commitments to advance the timely and effective use of evidence in policy and decision-making, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and IDRC have jointly increased their support to the Rapid and Responsive Evidence Partnership of teams in low- and middle-income countries.
This project will contribute to the large-scale adoption of improved cookstoves that will reduce the domestic burden of unpaid work for women and the carbon footprint of households while creating economic opportunities for women in rural areas.
NO SPACE FOR WORK (NSFW), a national project spearheaded by Zubaan, a New Delhi-based feminist research and publishing organization, examines the links between violence and the recent patterns of decreasing rates of women’s participation in the formal and informal sectors of the Indian economy.