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AI for Development

AI for Development (AI4Dev) Challenge

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Applications call for AI for Development (AI4Dev) Challenge. AI for Development (AI4Dev) is a challenge that aims to identify great ideas in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and utilize its impact on 4 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arab & African states.

AI4Dev is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Facilitated by NilePreneurs, in partnership with UN Agencies and other local and international organizations.


If you can innovatively provide a solution for one of our targeted SDGs, your idea will be selected to receive mentorship and training from experts in the field, guidance in developing prototypes and exposure while presenting to industry experts, in the attendance of representatives from UN, and multinational organizations.

Above all of that, 4 winners will be granted prizes valued as follows:

  • 1st Place Winner: 5000 USD
  • 2nd Place Winner: 3000 USD
  • 3rd Place Winner: 2000 USD
  • 4th Place Winner: 2000 USD

Selection Criteria

AI for Development (AI4Dev) Challenge access the entries according to the following aspects

  • Problem Relevance: Does your idea relate to at least one of the four stated tracks of SDGs and apply to at least the country of submission?
  • Solution Urgency: Is your product needed urgently and will impact vulnerable groups and beneficiaries?
  • Solution Scalability: Is the solution you are offering scalable with minimal investments needed in new geolocations?
  • Team Requirements: Are you a diverse team of not less than 2 with at least 1 female member, and have the business and technical skills needed to move forward with your idea? If you don’t have a team, Click here to team up.
  • Use of AI: Is AI the core of your idea and is being used innovatively as an integral part of the solution?
  • Data Acquisition: Is the data planned sufficiently to sustain your model? Do you know how to acquire your needed data?

If you are a team of not less than 2 and have what it takes to find and develop AI innovations in one of the above tracks; Apply Now with your idea for a chance to win the challenge and change lives.

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