The AI Practitioners’ Guide is an actionable guidance framework to give concrete practical guidance for those involved in AI-based development and use and also help in shaping upcoming regulatory efforts undertaken by Kenyan regulators. 

The Guide was created by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (the Global Partnership) in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), under the umbrella of the Digital Transformation Centre Kenya. The Global Partnership convened an AI practitioners’ group, or Community of Practice (CoP) composed of relevant stakeholders representing a diverse range of sectors (government, civil society, academia and the private sector) and a broad spectrum of technical expertise and specialties. 

The CoP worked together over a series of workshops, peer-to-peer capacity building sessions, and training to develop the necessary shared knowledge and subsequently co-created this Guide, covering topics ranging from the building blocks and applications of AI, best practices in ethical deployment of AI innovations across major industries, and key legislative, legal, and regulatory considerations. The diversity of members in the CoP ensured that various challenges, perspectives, and experiences when it comes to AI use for good were represented. The Practitioners’ Guide in AI presents a valuable tool in guiding the development and deployment of AI in Kenya.