SAYS IT WILL BRIDGE INFORMATION GAP

A Non-governmental Organization, the Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI), with support from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has announced plans to launch its innovative Election Al tool to curb misinformation and disinformation in the country.

The organization’s Executive Director, Bukola Idowu disclosed in a statement that the essence is to transform the country’s Civic and Voter Engagement to boost participation in electoral activities.
Stressing that the aim is to bridge the electoral information gap among citizens, and in particular the teeming youths.
Over the years, citizens in Nigeria have been faced with the challenge of misinformation and disinformation in processing electoral data. In a bid to bridge the electoral information gap in Nigeria,
This innovation aims to empower electorates with accessible simplified, accurate, and comprehensive electoral information, advancing informed decision-making in the electoral process.
The innovative Election Al tool, which is being developed by KDIl’s Tech4Democracy team, will serve as a reliable source of electoral information, offering simplified real-time data-driven information. By leveraging the power of AI, KDI is committed to providing a platform that ensures every citizen has
access to accurate information to participate fully in electoral and democratic processes.
The executive director, however, expressed optimism that,
The Election AI tool represents a significant leap forward in how citizens can understand the election framework from the Constitution, Electoral Act 2022, and INECElection guidelines among several others.
The launch event will take place on June 13, 2024, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, and will feature a live demonstration of the tool. KDl is committed to advancing democracy and civic engagement
in Nigeria and envisions this Election Al platform will serve as an incentive for driving a positive change in electoral engagement and information dissemination.

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