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Why automating analysis of aerial images is taking off for humanitarian response By Jean-Martin Bauer, Senior Advisor, Data, Digital and Innovation, WFP   ...
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From Olympic opening ceremonies to public safety, drone applications have come a long way. This article, written by Iman Ghosh, Researcher and Writer at Visual Capitalist, explores the murky guidelines surrounding drone privacy laws around the world, and some case studies of how they’re used in every region. The map used in this article is taken from Surfshark. ...
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By Enrica Porcari, WFP Chief Information Officer and Director of Technology The man with his eyes on the camera is Antonio Beleza, Deputy Director of Mozambique’s National Institute for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction (INGD). His intense gaze matches the situation 72 hours after tropical storm Eloise barrelled through Mozambique’s Sofala province, bringing floods and winds of up to 130km/h to a region still recovering from cyclone Idai, one of the worst disasters ever to hi...
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Drones are a powerful technology for humanitarians because they save time when it is needed most. Work that once took days, like search and rescue and damage assessment after disasters, are reduced to hours with drones.   By Masa Sabbah, Information Management Officer, WFP Drones ...
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A flood-hazard model created by WFP and partners is helping people in Mozambique prepare for climate shocks
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'We take thousands of aerial photos and run them through a big computer.' A flood-hazard model created by WFP and partners is helping people in Mozambique prepare for climate shocks. ...
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The World Food Programme is building on its cutting-edge responses to cylones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique.
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The five winners of the 2019 WFP Innovation Awards were announced yesterday at WFP’s annual Global Management Meeting in London.
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With 20 years of experience, Bhawana Upadhyay, ICT Officer and ETC focal point with WFP Nepal, is a legend at the World Food Programme (WFP): she was part of the emergency response when a devastating earthquake struck the country in April 2015; she was the first female deputy cluster coordinator at the ETC Operational Exercise (now gear.UP); and more recently, she was instrumental in organizing the WFP Drone training in Kathmandu.   ...
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Flying into a caldera in El Salvador, drones collect water for analysis and forecasting in a project backed by WFP.
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