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Omdena Partners with the UK FCDO in Tanzania to Educate, Build and Deploy AI Solutions in Tanzania

February 23, 2023

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Omdena is partnering with the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)  to upskill local AI engineers and help build and deploy an AI solution to monitor mangrove conservation in Tanzania Rufiji delta. 

The cooperation between Omdena and the FCDO will enable an integrated AI ecosystem and players to focus on three main areas: providing awareness and education on AI, solving a key societal challenge through building innovative AI solutions and products, and deploying the solutions in the real world. The duration of the partnership is expected to be six months long. 

The awareness and education part will focus on upskilling the local talent pool by providing artificial intelligence and data science courses and opening three new local chapters in Tanzania, allowing local talent to work together and solve real-world AI problems. The new chapters will be in addition to the Omdena local chapter in Tanzania, which already has over 30 members. 

This partnership will not only upskill hundreds of AI Engineers but also give opportunities to the local talent to work on exciting and pressing problems of society and ultimately get jobs in the sector. In addition, this partnership will help local entrepreneurs and startups develop their in-house AI capabilities.  

“I am very enthusiastic about this partnership, given the focus of the FDCO in Tanzania to use AI ethically and for positive impact in the society while at the same time developing a large pool of talented AI engineers and entrepreneurs,” – says Rudradeb Mitra, CEO of Omdena.


About the Frontier Technologies Programme

The Frontier Technologies Hub works with the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) at the intersection of tech, innovation, and international development. Livestreaming explores the use of frontier technology by working with partners all over the world to test and scale tech with the potential for positive social impact. ️ Futures connects FCDO staff with one another and the world of tech, equipping them to apply frontier technologies in their programmes. Hub Research gathers and shares learning and dives deeper into areas where tech has the greatest potential for doing good. The Frontier Technologies Hub is managed by three partners: Results for Development (R4D), DT Global, and Brink. It’s funded by UK aid from the UK government.

About Omdena

Omdena is a platform helping mission-driven organizations, startups, and governments build impactful AI solutions through global collaboration and empowering AI engineers worldwide to become changemakers. To date, over 20,000+ AI Engineers from 120+ countries have been part of Omdena, building impact-driven solutions for 220+ organizations. Omdena also has local chapter in 195+ locations across 80 countries.

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