Practical Insights on Drones

Which Is Better for Farm Size Mapping: UAV Drones or Satellites?

Which Is Better for Farm Size Mapping: UAV Drones or Satellites?

Published on: Aug 28 2019 by Catholic Relief Services - 2 Comments
Development programming is full of information gathering, such as farm size. In a program I once worked on, smallholder farmers had to have less than three hectares...
ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with...
Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Apply Now: £130,400 to Fly UAV Drones for DFID and UNICEF

Published on: Aug 05 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are multiple uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial mapping and medical supply activities like blood and drug deliveries. However, the majority...
Apply Now: $235,000 Grant Funding for Your UAV Drone Data Innovations

Apply Now: $235,000 Grant Funding for Your UAV Drone Data Innovations

Published on: Jul 02 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $235,000 Grant Funding for Your UAV Drone Data Innovations
When we look at aerial robotics efforts in international development, we find that only about 10% of any given project focuses on the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...
Apply Now: $300,000 for UAV Drone Delivery and Imagery Solutions

Apply Now: $300,000 for UAV Drone Delivery and Imagery Solutions

Published on: Apr 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
 A significant financing deficit lies between Africa’s current reality and the mobility that it both needs and aspires to. Unmanned aerial vehicles and cargo...
6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology

6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology

Published on: May 21 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Join TechChange Course on Agriculture, Innovation, and Technology
Smallholder farmers make up over half of the world’s food-insecure populations in developing countries. These farmers face numerous challenges: decreasing land...
5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018

5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018

Published on: Apr 04 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Join Us at SwitchPoint 2018
Please register now to join your peers and colleagues at SwitchPoint 2018, where humanitarian innovation, global health & technology collide on April 26-27,...
You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

Published on: Sep 14 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 3 Comments
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, really excel in emergencies as they satisfy the first need in an emergency: provide quick, cheap, and highly local damage estimates....
The State of Drones for Agricultural Development

The State of Drones for Agricultural Development

Published on: Aug 02 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on The State of Drones for Agricultural Development
Could Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, be a missing piece in addressing the global yield gap? One ICTforAg breakout session, “The State of Drones for Agricultural...
Ten Concepts Everyone in ICT4D Should Know

Ten Concepts Everyone in ICT4D Should Know

Published on: Jul 06 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Ten Concepts Everyone in ICT4D Should Know
I was recently asked which concepts are helpful in learning more about Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). I didn’t have an immediate...