Open Call for the Rwandan Artificial Intelligence(AI) Ecosystem: AI ethics Applied Programme and Consultation


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Rwanda, in partnership with Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) and the Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), is launching an open call for the Rwandan AI ecosystem: “AI Ethics Applied Programme and Consultation”, via the project "FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All", which strives for a more open, inclusive, and sustainable approach to AI on the international level.

What is it

The AI Ethics Applied Programme and Consultation is a capacity building programme targeted for the Rwandan AI ecosystem. Through the programme, the 15 participating organizations from across the AI ecosystem have a first-hand opportunity to participate in a consultative process to develop and test the application of upcoming RURA’s ethical AI guidelines in their AI services.

The programme will take place from October 2022 to January 2023. The programme consists of

  •  1.5 days of AI Ethics training on October 18-19 at the Kigali Digital Transformation Centre;
  •  Guided ethical AI guidelines application process, including coaching and peer learning sessions (virtual);
  •  Feedback and review of the guidelines.

All selected 15 participants are expected to have an AI use case they're developing or planning to implement, which they can use as their pilot case in the process. Furthermore, participants will be selected from across industries ensuring diverse representation of industries and organizations.

How to apply

You can Apply here by submitting your application form by September 16, 2022.

Selected participants will be contacted via email by September 30, 2022.