At an event organised by Crown Agents, UAVaid co-founder Daniel Ronen delivered a talk at Baze University, in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, on 5th July. Speaking to an audience of government officials, university faculty and students, Daniel spoke about the latest developments in UAV (drone) technology, their applications and the UAVaid project.
The talk was presented to and discussed the opportunities for economic development and humanitarian assistance in the developing world, and Nigeria in particular. The audience included members of academic staff, students and members of the Nigerian government, including the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Health.
Following the presentation, questions from the audience were answered as part of a panel of local and international UAV experts and users.
Following the event, Daniel Ronen was quoted ” I am most grateful to Crown Agents and Baze University for organising this event and inviting me to speak and contribute. Nigeria is one of the countries where UAV’s have the greatest potential for improving the quality of life for large numbers of people and strengthening the institutions of state, security and industry. I look forward to supporting efforts in this area in the coming period. ”
The event was covered by The Guardian (Nigeria) Newspaper. Full article available here.