PARIS – The Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Morocco to UNESCO organized a conference on artificial intelligence as a lever for sustainable development in Africa through innovative, operational, resilient, and ethical solutions. The event, held on Monday, March 13th at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, was organized in collaboration with the UNESCO Africa Priority and External Relations (PAX) Sector and the Ai Movement International Center for Artificial Intelligence in Morocco. The conference was attended by several UNESCO officials, including Mr. Firmin E. Matoko, Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations, Mr. Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, and Ms. Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, as well as other African personalities such as Mr. Djibo Youssouf Nicolas, the Central Mayor of the Bouaké municipality in Côte d’Ivoire, in the presence of representatives from UNESCO member states.

The conference was an opportunity to present the mission and vision of the Ai Movement Center, its human values, as well as its natural and strategic collaboration with UNESCO in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, in the operational strategy of UNESCO’s Africa Priority, and in the vision of the African Union by 2063.

A big thank you to:


      • Ms. Gabriela Ramos

      • Ms. Mariagrazia Squicciarini

      • Ms. Claude Borna

      • Dr. Btissam EL khamlichi

      • Mr. Samir Addahre

      • Mr. Firmin E. MATOKO

      • Mr. Tawfik Jelassi

      • Mr. Abdourahamane Diallo

      • Mr. Mohammed Elfarnawany

      • Mr. Djibo Youssouf Nicolas

      • Mr. IBRAHIM Abdoulaye

      • Mr. Diaby Aboubakar

      • Mr. Richard Bosire

      • Mr. Philippe Durance

      • Mr. Lazare Eloundou Assomo

      • Mr. Fengchun Miao

      • Mr. Jean Lucien Ewangue


    Conference Program:

    2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    Conference opening


    · H.E. Mr. Samir Addahre

    · Mr. Firmin Edouard Matoko

    · Mr. Tawfiq Jelassi

    · Prof. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni 

    3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

    Panel 1: The Ai Movement Center, a hub for research and innovation in artificial intelligence.


    · Prof. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni

    · Ms. Mariagrazia Squicciarini

    · Mr. Fengchun Miao

    · Mr. Lazare Eloundou Assomo 

    3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

    Panel 2: Artificial Intelligence in service of the Sustainable Development Goals.


    · Mr. Elfarnawany

    · Prof. Philippe Durance

    · Ms. Btissam El Khamlichi.

    · Mr. Abdoulaye Ibrahim 

    4:40 pm – 5:15 pm

    Panel 3: Regional partnerships for sharing expertise in AI and co-designing projects in support of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.


    · Ms. Claude Borna

    · Mr. Abdourahamane Diallo

    · Mr. Djibo Youssouf Nicolas

    · H.E. Prof. Richard Bosire 

    5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

    Conference closing Speakers:

    · Prof. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni

    · Ms. Gabriela Ramos

    · Mr. Samir Addahre