Opportunities for Cargo Drones in Africa and Lake Victoria Challenge – Presented by Caroline Gevaert, The World Bank

Caroline Gevaert

Opportunities for Cargo Drones in Africa and Lake Victoria Challenge – Presented by Caroline Gevaert, The World Bank, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The people of Lake Victoria need to be connected. According to World Bank estimates, Africa needs to spend $38 billion more each year on transport infrastructure, plus a further $37 billion on operations and maintenance — that’s just to sustain its current level of development.

Leap-frog technologies such as cargo drones can be used to overcome this infrastructure gap, providing rural towns and villages with access to services like emergency aid, commercial goods, medical supplies and wider economic opportunities. Continue reading “Opportunities for Cargo Drones in Africa and Lake Victoria Challenge – Presented by Caroline Gevaert, The World Bank”