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Call For Expression of Interest for 'AI For Social Good Project' with the Bangladesh Government


The project title is “AI for Social Good: Strengthening Capabilities and Government Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific’. It aims to draw on expertise from research centers and universities in Asia and the Pacific to provide active research support in the development of country-specific AI governance frameworks and national capabilities, to empower transparent AI ecosystems, and to develop AI solutions that tackle socio-economic challenges.

Researchers with AI-related expertise from a range of disciplines – including, but not limited to, computer science, politics/political science, philosophy, international relations, sociology, statistics, public policy, and law – are very welcome to apply. Participants will respond to one research question/problem, which has been identified by a national government agency of Bangladesh. (As part of the application process, candidates are asked to specify how they would draw on their own area of expertise to respond to one of the questions.)

Project Overview

Particular AI-related research and analysis needs have been identified by the Bangladesh Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme of the ICT Division and Cabinet Division of Bangladesh. Applicants are asked to choose one research question/problem, under either ‘Continuous Assessment’’ or ‘Pregnancy Monitoring’, to respond to in a policy research paper. (Representatives from the relevant government agencies will provide guidance to the researchers as they develop their papers.)


Academic Lead
The academic lead for the project is Professor Toni Erskine, Australian National University (ANU).

How to Engage
Please see the call document for specific project details, engagement areas, funding, expected contributions by the participants, the project timeline, and eligibility.

Scholars interested in participating and responding to this round of research questions will need to email their completed expression of interest form  to Ms Tina Lin, [email protected] by 24 April 2022.

The 2nd call for participation aimed specifically at academics (in any discipline) with expertise in AI-related topics who are interested in supporting a governmental agency from Bangladesh to develop sound and transparent AI ecosystems.

Email your completed expression of interest form to Ms Tina Lin[email protected] by 24 April 2022.


For any queries, please contact Ms Christina Schönleber, Senior Director Policy & Research Programs at [email protected].