UAV Working Group
A collaborative effort from the beginning, VillageReach and partners developed the UAV for Payload Delivery Working Group (UPDWG) to serve as an informal knowledge and resource-sharing mechanism for those involved in the development, advancement, and application of UAS for public health and supply chain improvement. VillageReach coordinates all the group, donating staff time to organize calls, webinars, resources, and member outreach. Over the past year, UPDWG membership has grown to more than 80 individuals from dozens of organizations and countries. Quarterly webinars have covered topics including transportation cost modeling analysis and community and government perceptions of UAV use in sub-Saharan Africa. Future topics may include navigating the regulatory environment for country buy-in, shared frameworks for evaluating the impact of UAS, and sustainable business models for UAV system interventions.
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Tuesday, December 4th
Panelists Denise Soesilo, David Guerin from the Lake Victoria Challenge, Freddy Mbuya from African Drones and Olivier Defawe from VillageReach presented on the following:
- main goals of the Lake Victoria Challenge and the purpose of the trials that happened in October 2018,
- ground infrastructure and test flights,
- regulations and safety management,
- community engagement & africanDRONE,
- participant perspective, expert perspective, and how the LVC activities fit with current supply chain needs.
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