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Past Events

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Data for Impact


At Ishango.ai, we partner with organizations that are leveraging data science to build a better future for all. For example, Simprints whose mission is building technology to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development. And, Omniscient which uses machine learning to predict and support early diagnosis of mental health disorders such as Schizophrenia. 

Join us to discuss how organizations are using data science to create social impact as well as some of the challenges that are still limiting the potential of data for impact.



Eunice Baguma-Ball – Co-founder of Ishango.ai


Speakers: TBA

Marinela Profi – Artificial intelligence marketing manager and data scientist at SAS.

Mary Grace Villanueva – Co-founder and director of strategy and business development at Data Innovators.

Kunal Shah – Senior product marketing manager at SAS

The Democratisation of Data Science


From NGOs to governments, private companies to local community groups, data is a powerful tool that defines the world in which we live in today. Every action or inaction, every click or hover, is analysed and processed, creating a representation of the real world.


But something has gone wrong along the way. Data science has been moulded by the extant power dynamics of the world we live in and, like water into a glass, it takes the shape of its context.



Eunice Baguma-Ball – Co-founder at www.Ishango.ai with over 12 years experience leading digital inclusion, female entrepreneurship and impact technology programmes around the world.





The Rise of Data Science in Africa


From the Google AI Lab in Accra, to IBM’s research lab in Nairobi and Facebook’s new office in Nigeria, big tech giants have already recognised Africa’s potential in this space. This has led to increasing demand and development of data science talent on the continent.


Institutions like the African Institute of Mathematical Studies, running a Masters in Machine Intelligence, are building up a pool of talent with skills in data science, AI and machine learning.


watch this virtual panel discuss what opportunities and challenges exist in connecting Africa’s data science talent to the world.


Eunice Baguma Ball – Co-founder at Ishango.ai


Dr Charles Kimpolo – Director, AIMS Industry Initiative, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)


Eva Mwangi – Data Engineer at ZipLine


Gabi Steele – Co-Founder / CEO at Data Culture