On July 7, 2022, UNESCO and the International Center for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ai movement of the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) in Morocco signed a Strategic and Financial Partnership Agreement for a period of three years to develop a strategic cooperation for capacity building in AI in Africa.

Professor Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni, Director of Ai movement and vice chair of IFIP WG12.12, was received at UNESCO Headquarters by Firmin Edouard Matoko, Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations and Abdoulaye Ibrahim, Head of the Department of Contextual Analysis and Foresight for Priority Africa and his team who will be in charge of the co-implementation of the project

The initiatives will operate within the framework of UNESCO’s operational strategy for Priority Africa, in particular its Flagship Programmes 1 (Campus Africa: Strengthening Higher Education in Africa) and 4 (Harnessing New and Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development in Africa). 

UNESCO and its partner, the International Centre for Artificial Intelligence Ai movement, will conceptualise and implement joint projects and activities in various fields of AI for an inclusive and strategic development of the African continent. 

Through this partnership, more than 500 students, entrepreneurs, executives and leaders from across Africa will be offered unique opportunities for awareness raising, networking, knowledge building and certification training in AI.

Caption: Professor Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni (centre) with Firmin Edouard Matoko and Abdoulaye Ibrahim