Executive Director, The Centre for African Epistemic Justice (CAEJ)
Area of Expertise:
Sustainable Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techno-Futures
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
This speaker will be speaking at the following SESSION(S):
- Parallel Workshop 1: METHODOLOGIES: AI & Co Design
- #AfricaFlows Closing Plenary – Keep Flowing: Africa Reimagined
Angella Ndaka has recently successfully completed her PhD in Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her research study focused on Sustainable Artificial Intelligence (AI) techno-futures. She holds other qualifications e.g., Public Policy from the Australian National University, Intercultural and Multistakeholder dialogues, and Education from Kenyatta University. Currently, she is an early career researcher on Critical Socio-technical Studies at the University of Otago, and the Executive Director, and the AI Ethics and Governance research Lead at the Centre for African Epistemic Justice (CAEJ). Angella is a thought leader in complex and critical discourses of AI and emerging technology and a great advocate of critical inclusion of women and other minority groups in tech co-design and other critical decision-making spaces. Her thought-provoking conversations and discursive politics in AI have won her a global recognition which put her in the 2023 list of the 100 most brilliant women in AI ethics. In the same year, she was declared the award winner of the Women in AI Awards (APAC) under the Cultural leadership category. Angella has been an ardent advocate for the southern voices in AI discourses, which she does through research, blog writing, tech-talks, and keynote speaking.