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Capacity building
Much-anticipated regional drone training offers new options for Central American humanitarian community.
Community Participation
Flood Modelling
Capacity building

The flying wizards

Spotlight on Hugo Rosales who believes drones are crucial for responding to extreme weather challenges in Central America.
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Communication
Capacity building
After the successful training workshops in Mozambique and Madagascar in 2018, Ethiopia is the third African country to take part in the WFP drone capacity building. ...
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Flood Modelling
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Emergency response
The World Food Programme (WFP) drone team is helping national authorities assess the areas most affected by Cyclone Kenneth, including Mucojo in northern Mozambique. Read the blog story written by WFP's Katarzyna Chojnacka, who recounts her recent mission to the village and how drones are helping relief efforts get a clearer picture of the situation. ...
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Flood Modelling
Communication
Capacity building
Drones take flight to aid humanitarian work in Ethiopia: Training equips government partners with skills to deploy latest technology. ...
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Damage Assessment
Search and Rescue
Crop Monitoring
Flood Modelling
Emergency response
“It’s interesting to pair an emerging solution in the logistics world like the SHERP with an emerging solution in the tech world like drones. The two complement each other.” ...
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Emergency response
Antonio Jose Beleza of Mozambique’s Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) saw the potential of drones in emergencies and has been implementing the technology following Cyclone Idai. ...
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Capacity building
Bolivian society champions independent and strong women. With technology opening up new opportunities, female drone operators now appear on the horizon. ...
Community Participation
Crop Monitoring
Communication
Capacity building
Emergency response
When tropical cyclone Desmond hit the north coast of Mozambique on 22 January 2019, roads in the fourth largest city Beira became rivers, the ground floors of homes and stores were submerged, and cars floated away. This time, emergency crews had cutting-edge technology on their side. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, were deployed to track rising flood waters and chart better evacuation plans for the people trying to escape them. ...
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Damage Assessment
Search and Rescue
Flood Modelling
Preparedness

Above the clouds

From snow-capped peaks to lush rain forests, Bolivia’s diverse geography is breath-taking, but its vast and rugged terrain also poses challenges as authorities prepare for and respond to emergencies. There is eagerness in Bolivia to bring in drones to complement climate change adaption initiatives already happening on the ground. ...
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Community Participation
Crop Monitoring