The “AI in Africa & SDGs: Bridging Networks and Fostering Climate Action” workshop, hosted by Naixus, aims to harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) for advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on climate action in Africa. This event features a Half-Day Workshop exploring AI’s role in climate resilience, sustainable agriculture, and policy support for SDGs, alongside a Discovery Workshop facilitating brief, impactful presentations on AI innovations for SDGs. Designed to stimulate discussion, encourage collaboration, and showcase AI solutions, the workshop seeks to connect researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and communities across Africa.

By highlighting successful AI projects and fostering knowledge exchange, this initiative endeavors to strengthen networks for AI and SDGs in Africa, outline actionable strategies for leveraging AI in climate action, and contribute to the achievement of SDGs through innovative technological applications. Open to a wide range of participants, the workshop is a step towards creating a sustainable future through the intersection of AI technology and sustainable development in Africa.


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Time Speaker Description
09:00 John Shawe-Taylor, Davor Orlic and Essa Mohamedali Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:00 – 09:30 Joao Pita Cost, IRCAI, and Mustapha Zaouni, AI Africa Building an African Water Observatory from Open Data and AI
09:30 – 10:00 Simon Ndogo Ndung’u, Kabarak University A Data-driven Model for Sustainable Deployment of Water Resources in Africa
10:00 – 10:30 Victor Magnus Oldensand, Tanzania AI Community Twiga: the RAG-backed WhatsApp bot for Tanzanian Teachers
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Essa Mohamedali, Tanzania AI Community Improving the Use of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Protocols in Tanzania
11:30 – 12:00 Nirel Kadzo, CMU Africa "Hello Afrika”, Speech Commands in Kinyarwanda
12:00 – 12:30 Gabriel Isaac Lacson Ramolete, Aboitiz Data Innovation Opportunities for Property Valuation and Sustainable Growth with Machine Learning and Alternative Data in Kenya
12:30 – 13:00 Amal Nammouchi,
Sabrina Amrouche, AfriClimate AI
Leveraging AI for Climate Resilience in Africa: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Need for Collaboration
13:00 – 13:30 Edmond Anthony Ng’walago Determination the use of digital tools solving energy-water inefficiency of irrigation systems