The Lacuna Fund announces its second cohort of supported projects, whose teams will create openly accessible text and speech datasets that will fuel natural language processing (NLP) technologies in 29 languages across Africa.
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.
Inequalities in Honduras and Nicaragua’s education systems are linked with poor teacher professional development and the need for school principals, headmasters, and school leaders to be better equipped to promote and implement innovative approaches at school.
As part of our efforts to mobilize alliances and address COVID-19 recovery, IDRC is working with the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) for Social Sciences and Humanities to address key gaps in our understanding of the societal effects of the pandemic.
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.
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a multi-donor initiative developed jointly by IDRC, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, and South Africa’s National Research Foundation.
Launched in September 2015, the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) strengthens the capacities of science granting councils in 15 countries in order to support nationally-led research and evidence-based policies that will ultimately contribute to economic and social development.
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a multi-donor initiative supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, IDRC, South Africa’s National Research Foundation, and the German Research Foundation.