Our mission is to mobilize Artificial Intelligence and Big Data techniques in an ethical way to build equitable, resilient governance strategies and increase societal preparedness for future global pandemics and climate disasters.
We draw insights from artificial intelligence, data sciences, data management, disease modeling, global health, citizen science, community engagement, participatory research, and race and climate justice to design practical tools and locally relevant interventions that address the disproportionate impact of pandemics and other disasters on our communities.
We aim to strengthen equitable and responsive clinical public health systems that leverage Southern-led responsible AI solutions and Big Data Analytics to improve prevention, preparedness, and response to emerging and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks and climate disasters.
The consortium models and AI solutions are the official models and technologies used by governments in their interactions with both local and national policymakers and its team leaders are leaders of national diseases outbreaks advisory committees or modelling task forces.
ACADIC brings together an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, epidemiologists, physicists, mathematicians, software engineers, as well as AI, disaster and emergency management, public health, citizen science, and community engagement experts, coming from organizations across Africa and Canada.
Our Funders, Host & Partners
ACADIC Secretariat is based at York University, Canada. ACADIC has centres across Africa. It is currently being funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) (Grant No. 109559-001)