Practical Insights on unmanned aerial vehicles

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...
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...
Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Published on: Jun 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation
Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors,...
11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

Published on: Jun 07 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 1 Comment
In February CRS, in collaboration with NetHope, flew a drone, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), over cashew farms in central Benin. Just from a first look at the...
Uber for Tractors is Really a Thing in Developing Countries

Uber for Tractors is Really a Thing in Developing Countries

Published on: May 31 2017 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
You’ve probably taken an Uber, Lyft, or Grab Taxi. You may have used AirBnb. You could’ve even used Task Rabbit. I know I have. I’ve taken Uber...
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...
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...