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.
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.
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.
Unpaid care work, which is disproportionately carried out by women because of unequal gender and social norms, is often invisible and undervalued in policy and economic contexts despite its fundamental importance to the functioning of society.
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are being built and applied in almost every area of social and economic life, but there is concern that if AI is applied without appropriate policies and safeguards, it could have far-reaching consequences on human rights, inequality, sustainability, and well-being.