Knowledge Hub

The MENA Observatory on Responsible AI is a key component of the project titled ”Governing Responsible AI & Data in the MENA Region,” a project the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is currently working on in partnership with the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) at Birzeit University (BZU) in Palestine. The MENA Observatory on Responsible AI has been established to capture the wealth of knowledge, research results, and other activities produced or collected by the project and other activities, with a view to creating a comprehensive regional resource with sufficient Arabic content, that can be used for learning, advocacy and networking to bring change.  In this context, the MENA Observatory on Responsible AI has been created, serving as a platform for a wide repository of material created from a multitude of sources throughout the MENA region. 

The Knowledge Hub showcases the diverse range of ongoing research and country-specific AI and data governance material, presented in various forms including research papers, policy-oriented papers and briefs, visuals, and other multimedia outputs, aimed at a wide audience of both technical and non-technical stakeholders. The Knowledge Hub serves as a useful resource for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders across the MENA region, providing insights into the complex and evolving field of responsible AI and data governance.

Artificial intelligence (AI) deployments in Africa : benefits, challenges and policy dimensions

Overview of the main elements of AI deployment in Africa, AI's core benefits & challenges in African settings, & AI's core policy dimensions for the continent.

Artificial Intelligence and Inequality in the Middle East: The Political Economy of Inclusion

Challenges, opportunities, and tensions facing the equitable development of artificial intelligence (AI) in the MENA region in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

AI Glossary: Key Terms

Learn about essential concepts in artificial intelligence here, providing concise definitions and explanations on topics such as AI ethics, governance, etc.

OD4D - Open Data Management Plan Middle East and North Africa A Guide

Guide highlights data management, security, storage, preservation, and MENA legal aspects, crucial for navigating the region's data landscape.

Fairwork MENA Report 2022: Domestic Platform Work

Report aims to outline MENA's domestic service sector, spotlighting challenges in working/living conditions for domestic workers.

Fairwork Egypt Ratings 2022/23: Platform Workers Amidst Egypt’s Economic Crisis

The report examines Egypt's digital labor platforms, facilitating on-demand services like domestic work, food delivery, ride-sharing, and tutoring via apps or w

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