Practical Insights on Drones

The Digital Development Glossary: Your Key to ICT4D Buzzwords

The Digital Development Glossary: Your Key to ICT4D Buzzwords

Published on: Mar 02 2017 by Matt Haikin - 6 Comments
Have you wondered what the latest jargon in technology and development means? Or if you are using it correctly in your next proposal or donor report? Well here...
How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies

How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies

Published on: Dec 07 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies
Few technologies have undergone as radical a change as drones. Where five years ago, unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, or drones, were mainly seen as an instrument...
You Are Following the Humanitarian UAV Network Code of Conduct, Right?

You Are Following the Humanitarian UAV Network Code of Conduct, Right?

Published on: Oct 03 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on You Are Following the Humanitarian UAV Network Code of Conduct, Right?
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) offer the potential to improve humanitarian assistance and disaster reduction. As such, they offer the possibility to better meet...
5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response

5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response

Published on: Aug 26 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response
When disaster strikes, real time updates about evolving crisis situations and information about those affected, including their needs and locations, are paramount...
Mine Kafon Drone: The Best ICT4D Kickstarter Ever

Mine Kafon Drone: The Best ICT4D Kickstarter Ever

Published on: Aug 22 2016 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
There are over 100 million land mines worldwide, and 10 people a day are killed or maimed by them. De-mining them the current way – with humans scouting for...
Fly a Drone, Go to Jail! The Precarious State of UAV Regulations in 5 African Countries

Fly a Drone, Go to Jail! The Precarious State of UAV Regulations in 5 African Countries

Published on: Jul 28 2016 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
We are now seeing multiple uses of drones for development. Unmanned aerial vehicles, aerial robotics, whatever you want to call them, are now finding practical...
What Do Tanzanians Think About Drones? Now We Know

What Do Tanzanians Think About Drones? Now We Know

Published on: Feb 22 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could become an important tool for international development. Also known as drones, UAVs are aircraft that can be piloted remotely...
Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women

Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women

Published on: Aug 05 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women
Technology is a key piece in preventing and ending violence against women. As the number of women with access to the Internet and Internet-enabled devices increases,...
UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana

UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana

Published on: Jun 19 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on UAV Drones Can Accelerate Development in Ghana
Application of drones for development is a new area in Ghana, however it is rapidly evolving with significant potential to aid Ghana’s development agenda in the...
Are Conservation Drones Militarizing Wildlife Parks?

Are Conservation Drones Militarizing Wildlife Parks?

Published on: Jun 05 2015 by Denise Phelps - Comments Off on Are Conservation Drones Militarizing Wildlife Parks?
Conservation organizations are ahead of other development sectors in incorporating drones into programs. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) are being...