UNILAG Teams Secure AFRETEC Seed Grants for Inclusive Digital Transformation

Two teams from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have secured Inclusive Digital Transformation Seed Grants from the African Engineering and Technology Networks (AFRETEC) in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.

UNILAG Teams Secure AFRETEC Seed Grants for Inclusive Digital Transformation

 Two teams from the University of Lagos have emerged as winners of the Inclusive Digital Transformation Seed Grants awarded by the African Engineering and Technology Networks (AFRETEC) in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University.

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The first team, led by Prof. Immaculata Nwokoro from the Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Health, secured a grant for their project titled "An Investigation of a Monitoring and Predicting Algorithm Model for Climate Change Related Diseases in African Urban Cities." Comprising experts from various disciplines including architecture, urban planning, and public health, this project aims to develop an algorithm model to monitor and predict climate change-related diseases in African urban areas.

The second team, led by Dr. AbdulGaniyu Adelopo, Principal Quality Control Officer at the Works & Physical Planning Unit, and Dr. Babatunde Sawyer, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, received a grant for their project titled "Application of AI Techniques for Extracting Carbon from Landfill Waste for Renewable Energy." This project focuses on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to extract carbon from landfill waste, thereby promoting renewable energy solutions.

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These collaborative research projects, set to commence in June 2024, will span a period of one year. The team led by Prof. Immaculata Nwokoro will collaborate with partners from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, while the team led by Dr. AbdulGaniyu Adelopo will engage partners from Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda, and the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

In response to the achievement, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Folasade T. Ogunsola, OON, FAS, extended her congratulations to the two research teams. She expressed optimism about the impact of their projects and wished them success in their research endeavors.

These grants highlight UNILAG's commitment to advancing research and innovation in addressing critical challenges, particularly in the areas of climate change and renewable energy. Stay tuned for updates on the progress and outcomes of these groundbreaking projects.

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