Practical Insights on unmanned aerial vehicles

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...
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...
Please RSVP Now: How Can Technology Improve Disaster Response?

Please RSVP Now: How Can Technology Improve Disaster Response?

Published on: Mar 13 2015 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: How Can Technology Improve Disaster Response?
Natural disasters are impossible to avoid, but thankfully recovery time and management have become easier due to the improvements in innovative technologies. As...
How Can Drones Accelerate Development in Ghana?

How Can Drones Accelerate Development in Ghana?

Published on: Mar 04 2015 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Ghana is making good progress toward achieving accelerated development using ICT. It is time we consider unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to circumvent key developmental...
How To Ethically Use Drones in International Development?

How To Ethically Use Drones in International Development?

Published on: Jan 09 2015 by Denise Phelps - Comments Off on How To Ethically Use Drones in International Development?
Drones use in humanitarian and international development projects are controversial. Reflecting this reality, the recently released UN policy brief cautions practitioners...
Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?

Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?

Published on: Dec 09 2014 by Denise Phelps - Comments Off on Will Google and Facebook Drive the Drone Agenda in International Development?
Working in ICT4D, you are reminded again and again that there is no “magic bullet” of development. Yet as each new technology emerges there is a flood of programs...
Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Top 4 Ways ICTs Can Help Defeat the Ebola Crisis

Published on: Oct 10 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is increasingly becoming an international crisis. Recently the World Health Organization counted 5,843 cases of Ebola patients...