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How Can Drones Accelerate Development in Ghana?

By Wayan Vota on March 4, 2015


Ghana is making good progress toward achieving accelerated development using ICT. It is time we consider unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to circumvent key developmental challenges and accelerate the socio-economic development of the country.

UAVs do have an image problem from military uses of drones. Yet with improvements in technology and lowering cost, UAVs now have applications in development, with key roles in aerial photography and videos, remote sensing, and automated package delivery in both humanitarian response and long-term change.

Please RSVP now to join the March Technology Salon Accra where we will discuss key questions and issues surrounding the possibilities, prospect and challenges of deploying drones for development in Ghana:

  • What are the prospects of drone technology for Ghana’s development?
  • In what specific areas of Ghana’s developmental framework can drone technology be deployed?
  • What are the challenges and regulatory issues surrounding the application of drones in Ghana
  • What local research and development opportunities exist to support home-grown drone solutions?

Please RSVP now to join us and fly a drone during this Tech Salon session. We’ll have two key thought leaders to guide our discussions and lead a way forward:

Please RSVP now to join them and your esteemed peers at the next Technology Salon Accra. We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush, but seating is limited. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!

Drones for Ghana's Development
March Technology Salon Accra
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 10th
New Media Hub at PenPlusBytes
No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,
Accra, Ghana (map)
RSVP is Required


About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:

  • technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.

Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people – and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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One Comment to “How Can Drones Accelerate Development in Ghana?”

  1. Zack says:

    Drones will play a very big part in Africa’ s economy in future, especially in security, transport, weather forecast, and communication