The University of Namibia’s Pro-vice Chancellor of Research, Innovation, and Development, Professor Anicia Peters has clinched a Google AI Award for Inclusion Research. The Award, which is a global initiative that supports academic research in computing and technology, addresses the needs of the under-represented population and was accompanied by an unrestricted gift to UNAM of USD35,000 (N$ 567,894.25). Over 100 applications were submitted from different Universities globally but only 16 proposals were selected for funding, and Prof Peters was among the selected. Her research was titled “Human-Centered Technology Design for Social Justice in Africa” with a Co-Principle Investigator, Dr. Shaimaa Lazem, from Egypt. The Criteria for the Award included a credible track record of the Researcher’s performance in the selected topic, innovativeness, potential to change the academic landscape, and the impact on the communities. Future Media News spoke with Prof Anicia Peters who said she can’t wait to start with the research.