Why Rwanda Beat Tanzania in UAV Drone Regulation and Experimentation

Why Rwanda Beat Tanzania in UAV Drone Regulation and Experimentation

Published on: Jun 03 2021 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Around the world, governments are wrestling with the dilemma of how best to re-regulate airspace to control and selectively facilitate commercial drone activity. Dronespace appears at once as a tantalising frontier for exploitation...
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 to participate. Other than community involvement and random...
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 a 2017 Hype Cycle. The basic idea is simple: new technology...
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 of drone tests are sporadic and isolated demonstrations rather...
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) itself. The other 90% of any drone project is focused on...
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 drones have the potential to leapfrog transport infrastructure...
Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Published on: Feb 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge
Smallholder farmers produce the vast majority of the world’s cocoa, the basic ingredient for chocolate. Cocoa farmers face daunting challenges: declining yields, mounting threats from pests and disease, and persistent...
5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health

5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health

Published on: Oct 31 2018 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Challenges to Scaling Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Global Health
While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) have a dynamic feature set and capabilities that make them a potential game changer in global development and humanitarian use, the adoption of UAV technology in global health...
Maps, Land, Technology and Decisions – Lessons from ICTforAg

Maps, Land, Technology and Decisions – Lessons from ICTforAg

Published on: Aug 08 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Maps, Land, Technology and Decisions – Lessons from ICTforAg
How do you approach challenges such as those found in Indonesia, a country composed of 17,000 islands made up of wetlands, rugged terrain, rural villages, and dense cities, and has a contentious and costly boundary dispute...