Young women’s digital education and empowerment takes centre stage with SAIAST and MKAI Partnership

Milton Keynes, England, 02 MAY 2022

Morality and Knowledge in Artificial Intelligence (MKAI) and the Southern Africa Institute of Aviation, Science and Technology (SAIAST) have partnered to educate young Southern African women in STEM.

Milton Keynes, UNITED KINGDOM, May 2022 – Morality and Knowledge in Artificial Intelligence (MKAI) and the Southern Africa Institute of Aviation, Science and Technology (SAIAST) have partnered to educate young Southern African women in STEM.

Experts lauded the partnership as another bold move, as it focuses on educating and promoting women in this new economy. It is a significant step toward fostering inclusion and diversity in the global Artificial Intelligence space, which are core values and advocacies of MKAI.

This partnership is also particularly special for MKAI as it bridges the gender gap in the AI industry, especially in the Southern African region.

The program also involves Rupa Singh, Founder of AI-Beehive, an e-learning company that offers Machine Learning, Data Science, AI ethics and other STEM-related courses. “Each time I collaborate with MKAI, it is an opportunity to increase my work’s social impact, and I am very grateful for this. I am honoured to help Zambia’s students develop machine learning coding skills.

Mafunase Ngosa Malenga, SAIAST Founder and Director said, “The Southern Africa Institute of Aviation Science and Technology (SAIAST) is pleased to announce its partnership with MKAI. In our quest to offer technical training programs tailor-made to our African context. We are particularly thrilled with the partnership as it touches on young women’s education, one of the key strategies we would like to implement. We are indeed grateful for this partnership.”

MKAI is represented by Dr Odilia Coi, Director for Innovation, who is pleased with this new development. “MKAI is delighted to collaborate with the Southern Africa Institute of Aviation Technology and Science to foster digital skills development, women’s education and gender inclusion. This extraordinary opportunity aligns with our vision to make the world more inclusive, accessible and rooted in sustainable human values,” Dr Coi stated.

“The Southern Africa Institute of Aviation Science and Technology (SAIAST) is pleased to announce its partnership with MKAI. In our quest to offer technical training programs tailor-made to our African context. We are particularly thrilled with the partnership as it touches on young women’s education, one of the key strategies we would like to implement. We are indeed grateful for this partnership.

Each time I collaborate with MKAI, it is an opportunity to increase my work's social impact, and I am very grateful for this. I am honoured to help Zambia's students develop machine learning coding skills.

MKAI is the responsible AI community that engages in open-minded conversation, events and crowdsourced projects around artificial intelligence themes such as; ethics, inclusivity, privacy and sustainability. It attracts people from different walks of life, with different experiences, driving its strength and impact from its diversity and inclusiveness.

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