Call for participants: UN ESCAP-APRU-Google collaboration: AI for Social Good

APRU is partnering with United Nations ESCAP and to bring together a research network in Asia to collectively develop evidence and cross-border connections on “AI for Social Good” to promote an enabling policy environment at the domestic and international levels and inform overall ecosystem development for AI.

Project Overview

Up to 8 scholars will be selected for this initial project to:

– conduct research and draft a research-based policy recommendation paper for open access distribution
– present their paper in two face-to-face meetings over a 16-month period

The research-based policy recommendation paper will primarily help inform government policymakers (and other stakeholders, including industry, NGOs and academic institutions as appropriate) on the formulation of policies and strategies that support, encourage and maximize AI for Social Good.

Please see the call document for project details, funding, eligibility, participation contribution, and project timeline.


Scholars interested to participate will need to email their Expression of Interest form (part of the call document) to Ms. Tina Lin ( by February 22, 2019.

International Exchange Division, Tohoku University