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For humanitarians responding to an emergency, connectivity helps underpin coordination efforts. For someone who’s lost it all, staying in touch with family harbours hope, and knowing what local support is available is often a first step towards recovery.   ...
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Training of Trainers

As part of an initiative to build the training capacity in Mozambique, WFP in collaboration with the UN General Service Centre organised a two-week Micro UAS Training-Of-Trainers course from November 22 till December 03 2021 with the aim to train the first group of UAS certified trainers in the country. This will be a first step to create an Unmanned Training Organisation (UTO) in Mozambique.   ...
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A World Food Programme (WFP) pilot project is set to push internet access during emergencies to new heights thanks in part to drone technology. By Tom Mallah   For humanitarians in an emergency, connectivity helps underpin coordination efforts. For someone who’s lost it all, staying in touch with family harbors hope, and knowing what local support is available is often a first step towards recovery. ...
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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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Technical Working Group
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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