Sparking curiosity and real dialogue, Aishatu Gwadabe dedicates her life to peace-building.
AI for peace
Aishatu’s recent participation in the AI Lab left a lasting impression on her and her fellow participants. She prides herself in being a post-colonial technologist of African descent fostering eco-centric visions for peace.
As a digital peacetech advisor for the “Peace Process Support in Yemen” project at GIZ, she is constantly seeking ways to innovate and promote common understanding. She seized the opportunity in the AI Lab to connect with others in the field and host virtual coffee breaks.
Her virtual discussions ranged from “AI for Good: Social impact of AI on the 17 SDGs” to “AI Bias, Discrimination, and Fairness: Current cases and examples of responsible AI.” She truly believes AI has the capacity to influence crisis response, education, health, equality, and inclusion.Along with 155 international participants involved in the Leading with AI: Ignite and build your AI-driven ideas Lab, Aishatu joined the 3-month learning journey co-hosted by GIZ’s Global Leadership Academy and the International Training Centre of the ILO.
She shares her journey with us:
In addition to creating pieces of art with AI, she also crafted a project around AI for peace and how to promote effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions.
“How might we forecast and prevent violent conflict between nomadic cattle herders and sedentary farmers in Subsaharan Africa?” she probed. With an NLP app for forecasting through social media and radio broadcast big data, she already envisions a solution.