A VISIT TO UDOM BY THE MEMBERS OF CANADA-AFRICA PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION (CAAF)


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  • The University of Dodoma

On 21st February 2024 The University of Dodoma was graced to have a delegation of the Members of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association (CAAF) whose mission was to see how the Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) Research Lab is working to enhance African talents in developing and deploying Responsible AI solutions. The lab is hosted by the consortium of the University of Dodoma and Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology.

The delegation was led by the High Commissioner of Canada in Tanzania H.E Kyle Nunas. In his introduction remarks the High Commissioner thanked the University management for welcoming the delegation and added that the mission of the visit is to see the milestones made by the project and visit the lab.

Introducing the project and the milestones reached; the Principal Investigator of the project Dr. Ally S. Nyamawe said that the project is part of the Artificial Intelligence for Development Africa Programme (AI4D Africa), a four-year initiative which commenced on 2021 to 2024. The initiative seeks to support African-led development of responsible and inclusive AI. It also explores how to support AI deployment and commercialization from academia to the private sector.

In his welcoming remarks the Deputy Vice Chancellor -Academic, Research and Consultancy Prof. Razack Lokina who represented the Vice Chancellor during the meeting provided a brief background of the University and highlighted the milestones reached by the College of Informatics and Virtual Education in ICT related technologies including AI. Prof Lokina further highlighted that, the college has been vibrant in undertaking research, training and innovation activities since its establishment.

The AI4D Research Lab project is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) through AI4D Africa Programme.
 

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