FORAM Initiatives, as GEN Benin leading organization aims to unite Business, Government, and Academia to examine the demographic challenges associated with achieving full and productive employment and decent work for all.
In September 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations adopted a broad universal development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals will shape countries’ planning and spending over the next 15 years. The SDGs include commitments to tackle poverty, inequality, and environmental challenges.
Demography will have a bearing on whether many of these goals are achieved, particularly Goal 8: Full and productive employment and decent work for all. Factors critical to employment growth emerge throughout the goals, including creation of economic opportunities and basic preparation of a healthy and educated workforce.
Our programs range from entrepreneurship education in secondary schools to business in the field of tourism and sport.
We also aim at promoting socially responsible AI in Healthcare, Law and Ethics, Social Justice, Education and Environment. We catalyze practical and responsible design, development, and use of Artificial Intelligence to expand the opportunities and minimize harm in local and national communities. provide the education, expertise, and tools required to ensure the benefits of AI are widely and evenly distributed, and ethically applied, to ensure a future of responsibly designed AI that benefits both business and society. Our AI Benin project is unveiled and our mandate is to create a climate where local jobs, entrepreneurs, incubators thrive by integrating responsibly designed AI locally.
As we are the leading organization that gathers Benin entrepreneurial ecosystem's actors, we serve academia, policy makers, non-profits and business, to enable them to understand and prepare for the impacts of AI in society and the workplace. The organization showcases AI Does Good by using the innovative applications of AI to address the country's biggest social, economic and political issues of our time.
AI Benin will amplify responsible and ethical design of AI for:
1- Healthcare that includes elusive cures for diseases which beset the country and Africa and increased understanding of mental illness
2- Education that re-skills workers whose jobs will change; the City of Austin will serve as a hub of collaborative knowledge and innovation to define the jobs of the future (new collar jobs) and train executives to manage a changing workforce.
We think globally and act locally through partnerships creation.