Today, we are proud to launch the 2019 Indaba Annual Awards programme. We again look to our continent to celebrate the African heroes who push forward the frontiers of research and its applications. Deadline for nominations is 12 April 2019.
The Kambule Doctoral Award and the Maathai Impact Award encourage and celebrate excellence demonstrated by African doctoral candidates and innovators across our continent. We are also excited to introduce a third award to our programme, the Kambule Masters Award, which broadens the scope of the Kambule Award to include Masters candidates at African institutions. These awards recognise ability, struggle, effort, and African excellence. But importantly, the award winners will serve as an inspiration to our broader community - like the inspiration we gain from the illustrious Africans after whom these awards are named - allowing us to recognise the ability that we ourselves have to make meaningful contributions to our societies.
The 2019 IndabaX meetings will take place in 27 countries across our African continent, during the months of March to May. We are proud to enable these communities and future leaders. African machine learning is strong and thriving.