1st Edition

AI for Humanitarianism Fostering Social Change Through Emerging Technologies

Edited By Adeyemi Abel Ajibesin, Narasimha Rao Vajjhala Copyright 2025
    264 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    264 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book explores the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in addressing critical humanitarian challenges. It examines AI’s role in enhancing emergency responses, poverty alleviation, and healthcare.

    Chapters authored by a diverse group of international contributors cover topics such as AI's application in disease prediction, ethical AI practices, and innovative resource distribution. This book uniquely blends theoretical insights with practical case studies, providing a roadmap for leveraging AI in humanitarian efforts. Readers will benefit from detailed explorations of AI’s capabilities and challenges, gaining insights into how AI can drive social change and improve global humanitarian outcomes.

    Targeted at policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and anyone interested in the intersection of AI and humanitarianism, this book offers valuable perspectives on ensuring AI technologies are both advanced and ethically sound.







    Chapter 1

    Overview - AI for Humanitarianism

    Adeyemi Abel Ajibesin

    Narasimha Rao Vajjhala


    Chapter 2

    Data Collection and Analysis for Humanitarian Action

    Devender Kumar

    Jyoti Batra

    Anjana Sharma


    Chapter 3

    The Humanitarian-AI Interface: Field Perspectives to Innovative Emergency Preparedness & Response

    Yusuf Mshelia

    Bashir Malgwi

    Azubuike Erike

    Abraham Zirra

    Edoghogho Olaye


    Chapter 4

    AI’s Role in Alleviating Poverty during the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Emeka Ogbuj

    Bashir Eseyin Abdullahi

    Hussein Umar

    Babatunde Dauda Raheem

    Yusuf Kabir Kasum

    Taiwo Abiodun

    Francisca Oladipo


    Chapter 5

    The Role of Artificial Intelligence on Poverty Alleviation Towards Sustainable Development

    Murat Tahir Çaldağ

    Ebru Gökalp


    Chapter 6

    Exploring the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Informal M-Health Use for Healthcare Access in Humanitarian Contexts

    Munir Maharazu Kubau

    Samuel C. Avemaria Utulu


    Chapter 7

    AI in Healthcare: Social-Legal Impact and Innovations in Digital Hospitals and mHealth

    Bhupinder Singh

    Christian Kaunert


    Chapter 8

    Artificial Intelligence Applications in Human Disease Prediction

    Santhosh Kumar Rajamani

    Radha Srinivasan Iyer


    Chapter 9

    A Fair Resource-Sharing AI Algorithm for Humanitarian Camps

    Bamidele Oluwade


    Chapter 10

    Exploring Humanitarian Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis

    Tarcízio Ferrão

    Adeyemi Abel Ajibesin


    Chapter 11

    Advancing Humanitarian Efforts in Alzheimer's Diagnosis Using AI and MRI Technology

    Pooja Sharma

    Ayush Verma

    Manju Khari


    Chapter 12

    Ethical AI in Humanitarian Contexts: Challenges, Transparency, and Safety

    Neelatphal Chanda

    Ishayu Gupta


    Chapter 13

    Ethical Considerations in AI for Humanitarian Context - A Case Study of the Palestine-Israel Conflict

    Selene Roldán Ruiz

    Arturo Roman Cesar Sanjuan


    Chapter 14

    Public and Private Partnerships: Merging the Best of Both Worlds for Social Change

    Rajasekhara Mouly Potluri

    Yerzhan B. Mukashev


    Chapter 15

    Halal Food Safety in the AI Era: New Horizons for Humanitarian Action

    Md Mahfujur Rahman


    Chapter 16

    Future Directions and Responsible AI for Social Impact

    Adeyemi Abel Ajibesin

    Eriona Çela

    Narasimha Rao Vajjhala

    Philip Eappen


    Adeyemi Abel Ajibesin is a distinguished academic scholar with over two decades of extensive experience in research, teaching, and leadership, particularly in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Currently serving as a visiting professor in the Department of IT at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, he previously held positions such as Chair/HoD of Software Engineering at the School of IT & Computing (SITC) at the American University of Nigeria, founding Interim Dean of the School of Engineering, Interim Dean of the School of IT & Computing, and Director of the African Centre for ICT Innovation and Training. He has also served in various capacities at Simon Fraser University in Canada, the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and the Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology Innovation in Kenya, among other institutions. His areas of research are data science, broadband networks, frontier analysis, and AI. His prolific research portfolio is reflected in numerous articles published in reputable peer-reviewed conference proceedings, journals, and books, alongside patents for engineering products and copyrighted computing software, showcasing his innovative contributions to his field. Dr. Ajibesin's leadership and academic excellence have been recognized through numerous awards and grants, including esteemed accolades such as the Google Research (explorerCSR), AIMS, CSIR and IEEE.

    Narasimha Rao Vajjhala currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the University of New York Tirana in Albania. He previously held the position of Chair for the Computer Science and Software Engineering programs at the American University of Nigeria. Dr. Vajjhala is a senior member of both the ACM and IEEE. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM) and a member of the Risk Management Society (RIMS) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Vajjhala has taught programming and database-related courses across Europe and Africa at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He has also worked as a consultant for technology firms in Europe and participated in EU-funded projects. Dr. Vajjhala holds a Doctorate in Information Systems and Technology from the United States, a Master of Science in Computer Science and Applications from India, and a Master of Business Administration specializing in Information Systems from Switzerland.