WEBCAST SEP 22 – Smart Cities, AI, and Community Internet: Accelerating Sustainable Development Goals across Africa

isoc liveOn Friday September 22 2023, at 6pm-8pm EDT (22:00-00:00 UTC) Syracuse University will present a panel discussion ‘Smart Cities, AI, and Community Internet: Accelerating Sustainable Development Goals across Africa‘ at Lubin House in New York City.

Africa is the world’s second most populous continent with over 1.3 billion people and a median age of 19. This young and growing population is increasingly urbanizing, with over 50% of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050. At the midway point to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), leaders in government, the private sector and civil society are convening at the 78th Session to the UN General Assembly to discuss mechanisms to accelerate progress towards the implementation of the SDGs.

This event will convene experts from around the world to discuss the role that smart cities, artificial intelligence (AI), and community Internet technologies can play in accelerating the implementation of the SDGs across Africa, and the challenges and opportunities in doing so.

MODERATOR/HOST Yusuf Abdul-Qadir

Dr. Lee McKnight, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University.
Ephrem Kwaa-Aidoo, University of Education, Winneba
Dr. Danielle Taana Smith, Director, Renee Crown University Honors Program, Sysracuse University

Lahari Chowtoori, Master’s student, Data Analytics, School of Information Studies

Dr. Annalee C. Babb, founder and CEO of Intersections
Naol Edesa, Africa 118 Inc.
Issa Buka
Dr. Matt Kenyatta, University of Pennsylvania
Kwaku Antwi, Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation
Dr Sarah Kiden

This event is webcast via a partnership with the Internet Society US New York Chapter.

LIVESTREAM http://livestream.com/internetsociety/AcceleratingSDGs

TRANSCRIPT https://share.descript.com/view/kJx1ML6LGSw

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