Browsing: UAVs

Last year, the first African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) opened in Lilongwe, Malawi in a move aimed at impact children and young people.

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) project is part of efforts to promote the use of drones in programmes and services instrumental in equipping young people with the skills they need to use to benefit their communities.

Building on the work of Africa’s first humanitarian corridor launched in Malawi in 2017, the academy was to develop expertise in the use of drones for humanitarian, development and commercial purposes across the continent through a 12-week course.

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It plans to train approximately 150 students to build and pilot drones by the end of this year. Funding from UNICEF’s partners provides free tuition to the first cohort of 26 students from across Africa.

The Secretariat on behalf of the …