Call for Innovation Research Proposals on Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), on behalf of the Research and Innovation Network for Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action in Africa [RESEN-RAICAIA], in partnership with West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) and AKADEMIYA2063, invites applications for innovation research proposals from eligible researchers at universities and academic research institutions in Africa.

The general objective of RESEN-RAICAIA is to advance climate action in Africa through the responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence innovations. Specifically, the Hub aims to; i) deepen understanding of how to develop and scale responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovations for climate action in sub-Saharan Africa; ii) build the capacity of eight (8) groups of African innovators and researchers to develop, deploy and scale responsible AI applications in climate action; and iii) facilitate the contribution of African research to international AI policy and practice conversations.

This Call for Proposals is aimed at competitively identifying eight (8) innovation research projects in Responsible AI for Climate Action in Africa.

Funding for this Call for Proposals comes from the Artificial Intelligence for Development-Africa (AI4D) programme, a joint initiative funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The call was developed in collaboration with Climate Change AI.

Proposals must be received by June 30, 2022 July 15, 2022. More details on proposal format and content, as well as instructions for submitting proposals, are available on the RUFORUM website. (Notice of the deadline extension from June 30 to July 15 is available here.)

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