The Maathai Impact Award encourages and recognises work by African innovators that shows impactful application of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
This award reinforces the legacy of Wangari Maathai in acknowledging the capacity of individuals to be a positive force for change: by recognising ideas and initiatives that demonstrate that each of us, no matter how small, can make a difference.
The award will be presented at the annual Deep Learning Indaba in August 2019.
We welcome applications from individuals, teams and organisations themselves, or nominations by third parties.
In partnership with Black in AI, the winner will receive a fully-sponsored trip to attend NeurIPS 2019 and the Black in AI workshop, co-located with NeurIPS, in Dec 2019.
The winner will also be invited to speak at the Deep Learning Indaba in Nairobi in August 2019, and receive a cash prize of KES 70,000.
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The Awards Committee considers impactful work to be broadly defined as any work -- technological, social, or economic -- that has had, or has the potential to positively transform our African societies.
Deadline: 12 April at 11:59pm, Central African Time (CAT)