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A five month fellowship designed to connect underrepresented AI in education thought leaders to enrich the knowledge and thought leadership of the Alliance and the global discussions about AI in education. During the program, participants will exchange experiences, increase their global visibility, grow their network and become a part of the ESAA thought leadership network, which can be called on for conferences, papers, interviews and discussion panels as global leaders in this topic. The cohort groups will provide valuable feedback to the alliance and make recommendations for future activities.

It is imperative to represent more diverse experiences and knowledge of what AI in education is, can and should be!

Our fellows are inspiring leaders in AI in education who want to connect, network globally, learn from and with each other, and together change the global discussion on AI. Over five months, the fellowship cohort meets once a month to discuss specific topics and be inspired by invited guest speakers. During this time, the cohort will continue discussions and exchange ideas. A yearly cohort event will bring together all previous leadership fellows. 

Meet The Fellows 

A global community of AI leaders 

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Our Cohorts 2023


Women Leaders in AI

Women in AI who are actively engaged with or interested in supporting the education ecosystem and are determined to make a difference to ensure the efficacy and fairness of AI, and help identify and challenge bias in AI in education.

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Educational Leaders in AI

Education leaders (CIO, School Administrator, ministry representative,  etc.), who are implementing new technologies, developing policies for the use of AI in their environments and are looking to future-proof their systems to support equitable learning for all students.

Our Fellows


ESAA Leadership Network participants are expected to invest up to four hours per month in the network fellowship. This includes participation in the monthly virtual network meeting, asynchronous collaboration on thought leadership documents, and interviews and discussions aimed to help support and promote your work and global impact. Leadership Network participants will have the opportunity to remain an active and essential part of the wider ESAA community and contribute to events and resources.


The leadership network fellowship develops and exchanges knowledge and experiences amongst leaders committed to shaping an equitable and safe future for AI in education. Fellows will:​

  • Develop a strong global network of thought leaders 

  • Have increased visibility and opportunity to represent their field globally

  • Develop a deeper knowledge in the key topics of safety, accountability, fairness and efficacy in AI and engage with prominent experts in these areas

  • Be featured in EdSAFE AI materials and website

  • Receive opportunities to participate in EdSAFE events globally

  • Ensure that equitable representation is possible within EdSAFE activities

  • Participate in producing the EdSAFE Insight report derived from key challenges and opportunities identified through the program.

The fellowship thematically follows the EdSAFE AI Alliance Benchmarks Framework as well as looking at governance, policy and advocacy.  

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Nominations for 2022 are now closed.

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