Rwanda has marshaled two strategic partners in the World Economic Forum (WEF) and The World Bank, to host The African Drone forum and Flying competitions. The event is slated for the 5-7th of February 2020.
Themed as “Transforming mobility through technology.”
An overview of the event showcases a symposium, an exposition, and a flying competition.
This forum will showcase cutting edge drone technology, merge industry experts and regulators during the symposium. Leading drone companies will be challenged in flying competitions that are poised to raise a spectacle.
Other partners supporting the event are the World Economic Forum, World Bank, UKAID, Republic of Korea, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme. A host of several other small African drone organizations will be present.
Rwanda earned the right to host the competition given its favorable policy frameworks that allow such drone applications.
The continent is also accustomed to the success story of Zipline, a drone firm that delivers medical products through the use of fixed-wing drones to hospitals and health facilities. The company just hit a valuation of a billion dollars.
Drone technology has been touted for its ability to transform transportation, improve agricultural productivity, and a lot more. At the event, we are likely to witness the healthy debate on how to make this futuristic technology relevant to the continent’s future and socio-economic development.