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Kenyan Organizations Lead Africa’s Charge in Google.org’s Generative AI Accelerator

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  • “We are eager to assist the selected organizations in harnessing the potential of this technology to address some of the continent’s most pressing challenges,”.
  • Jacaranda Health focuses on expanding digital health services to underserved mothers using Natural Language Processing (NLP), while EIDU employs Generative AI to provide personalized tutoring services in low and middle-income countries through tailored digital learning exercises.

Two Kenyan organizations, Jacaranda Health and EIDU, stand out as Africa’s exclusive representatives chosen to access over $20 million (Sh2.6 billion) in funding for their respective projects. They’re part of a select group of 21 organizations participating in the inaugural Google.org Accelerator, Generative AI Cohort.

Over a span of six months, this program aims to bolster non-profits dedicated to leveraging generative AI for impactful initiatives. Dorothy Ooko, Head of Communications and Public Affairs at Google Africa, highlights that the chosen organizations will concentrate on critical areas such as climate, economic opportunities, health, education, and crisis response.

In addition to receiving technical training, workshops, mentorship, and pro bono assistance from specialized AI coaches, Google.org is committing over $20 million in funding to support these projects.

Ooko emphasizes, “Generative AI can empower social impact teams to be more productive, creative, and effective in serving their communities,” echoing the sentiment expressed by nearly half of surveyed non-profits who believe in the potential benefits of Generative AI for their work.

However, challenges such as the lack of requisite tools, awareness, training, and funding hinder wider adoption of Generative AI.

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Jacaranda Health focuses on expanding digital health services to underserved mothers using Natural Language Processing (NLP), while EIDU employs Generative AI to provide personalized tutoring services in low and middle-income countries through tailored digital learning exercises.

“We are eager to assist the selected organizations in harnessing the potential of this technology to address some of the continent’s most pressing challenges,” says Ooko.

Among the other beneficiaries of this program are organizations like Benefits Data Trust, Beyond 12, CareerVillage, Climate Policy Radar, CodePath, FullFact, IDInsight Inc, Justicia Lab, Materiom, mRelief, Opportunity@work, Partnership to End Addiction, Quill.org, Tabiya, Tarjimly, U.S Digital Response, and the World Bank.

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