UAVAid co-founder Daniel Ronen briefed on the Hansard UAV system to the Rt Hon Penelope Mordaunt, Secretary of State DFID and Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary DFID, as part of the Department of International Development‘s Technology Week programme.
The briefings took place at 22 Whitehall in central London as part of a showcase of key UAV innovation technologies aimed at enabling the work of DFID and other aid agencies to be made more effective, faster and cost effective. The briefing included a static display scale model of the UAVAid Hansard UAV, as well as video footage from the recent Malawi field programme.
“It was an honour to meet and discuss our work with the Secretary of State and Permanent Secretary” said Daniel Ronen, “the use of UAV’s has the potential to significantly improve the way the Department delivers aid and the opportunity to brief on the Hansard UAV system helps to ensure that new technologies such as this can be factored into the thinking and planning processes.”
The event was discussed in the Civil Service Blog.
The model of the Hansard UAV was prepared for UAVAid by Polaris Models