Omdena Grassroots AI
Empowering Communities to Tackle Current AI Development Issues
The Challenges We Face
Bias and Discrimination
Privacy and Security
Job Displacement and Workforce Transitions
Empowering Communities through Four Steps
Education forms the foundation of grassroots AI development.
We empower community leaders to initiate change through education and community engagement.
Ideathons and Open-Source Initiatives
We organize Ideathons, uniting passionate AI enthusiasts in our community, fostering collaboration, and generating innovative ideas to address critical challenges.
Building on education, we encourage developers to innovate by creating real-world AI models. Carefully curated challenges and projects provide opportunities to apply skills to complex problems.
Empowering a Product Mindset
We emphasize the importance of solving meaningful problems for users. Our approach involves user feedback from the outset, ensuring effective solutions aligned with real needs.
Explore projects with Catholic Relief Services, where AI algorithms were optimized for Water Sanitation and Health initiatives and food security programs.
Empowering Local Hiring
Scaling solutions is crucial. We actively seek and train local practitioners, extending the reach of AI capabilities and fostering local expertise.
Omdena Local Chapters
Learn how our local chapters, like the one in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, are making a difference by running open-source AI projects to address community challenges.