Artificial Intelligence for Development Africa: Capacity development

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. Separate project approval documents will authorize the execution of individual research projects and activities related to program governance, communication, and evaluation.

AI4D Africa is a partnership between the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency and IDRC, with a joint investment of CA$18.1 million over four years. AI4D Africa supports policy, innovations, and expanded leadership to spur responsible AI development in Africa. The vision of the program is one where AI empowers Africans to have a more inclusive, prosperous, and greener future.

Project ID


Project status



48 months

IDRC Officer

Naser Faruqui

Total funding

CA$ 272,313


South of Sahara


Artificial Intelligence for Development