AI in Africa & SDGs Workshop at HHAI 2024

The “AI in Africa & SDGs: Bridging Networks and Fostering Climate Action” workshop was successfully held on June 11, 2024, as part of the 3rd International Conference on Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence (HHAI 2024). Hosted at Malmö University, in collaboration with Umeå University and organized by the Network for Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge, and Sustainable Development (Naixus), this workshop focused on leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) to advance Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a special emphasis on climate action in Africa.

Workshop Highlights

The workshop aimed to harness AI for climate resilience, sustainable agriculture, and policy support for SDGs. It featured a half-day session exploring AI’s role in these areas, alongside a Discovery Workshop that included brief, impactful presentations on AI innovations for SDGs. The event was designed to stimulate discussion, encourage collaboration, and showcase AI solutions to connect researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and communities across Africa.

Future Directions

The workshop concluded with a call to action for continued collaboration and knowledge exchange to strengthen networks for AI and SDGs in Africa. By highlighting successful AI projects and fostering dialogue among diverse stakeholders, the workshop aims to outline actionable strategies for leveraging AI in climate action and contribute to the achievement of SDGs through innovative technological applications.