Women at the Table

Making AI Work for International Development Roundtable


Interactive discussion of speakers and discutants, facilitated by the moderator, concluding with questions from the audience.


AI tools stand to reshape the field of international development, raising questions regarding the appropriateness, efficacy, and ethics of such systems and applications. The introduction of AI into the already complex ecosystem requires serious consideration of fairness and equity, explainability and accountability, and the limitations of the data sets upon which AI platforms will rely. What ethical principles and regulatory standards should be applied to maximize positive impact while holding development agencies, corporate vendors, and foreign governments accountable? What is AI’s potential to contribute to addressing top development challenges? During this roundtable, representatives of civil society and governments will engage with international development experts and leaders to discuss the applications and limitations of AI in their field, to help identify best practices and future policy priorities in ethically and equitably applying AI in development.


Dr. Aubra Anthony, Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Speakers (confirmed):

Jeremy Springman, Senior Research Associate, DevLab@Penn, University of Pennsylvania

Fabrizio Scrollini, Director Ejecutive, Iniciativa Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos (ILDA)

Gianluca Misuraca, Team Leader and Senior Expert in Technology Diplomacy, International Outreach for Human-centric AI

Marielza Oliviera, Director for Partnerships, UNESCO

Rajamanohar Somasundaram, Founder & CEO, Aqua Connect Blue

Jun-E Tan, Senior Research Associate, Khazanah Research Institute

Dr. William Wasswa, Technical Member, African Union High-Level Panel on Emerging Technologies

Urvashi Aneja, Director, Digital Futures Lab

Other participants (confirmed):

Hilde Hardeman, Director-General of the Publications Office of the EU

Jean Quérait, CEO, The IO Foundation

Merih Angin, Assistant Professor, Koç University

Shmyla Khan, Policy Director, Digital Rights Foundation

Rachel Adams, Principal Researcher, Research, ICT Africa

Rachel Gong, Deputy Director, Khazanah Research Institute

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, CEO and Founder, Women at the Table

Dave Lewis, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Last modified: November 8, 2022