Drones for Good network to host 1st ever drone conference in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe’s first-ever conference on drone technology is scheduled for the 10-11th of November 2021 at the Celebration Centre in Harare. Organised by the Drones For Good Network in conjunction with leading local drone industry players, the Drone & UAV Conference is set to bring together experts from the local & international drone community to discuss the latest trends in drone technology & innovation.

Drone technology has been applied to over 100 recreational, industrial and commercial use cases and has ultimately made hazardous work safer for people. The technology has also reduced the amount of labour
needed for certain tasks, cut down the time taken to complete work, replaced more costly methods and gave people access to previously inaccessible locations.

Drone technology is becoming more prevalent in industries like agriculture, security, policing, border control, mining, energy, urban planning, telecommunications, emergency response, logistics, education, healthcare,
media production, wildlife conservation, sport, construction, real estate and insurance.

“Drone technology is set to become one of the biggest game-changers in the fourth industrial revolution,” said Tawanda Chihambakwe, the MD of Zimbabwe Flying Labs. He went on to say that “Zimbabwe should not
get left behind by the rest of the world in leveraging the technology to boost its various industries”

There are countless employment opportunities spawned by the advent of the drone industry which Zimbabwe needs to realize and tap into. Being a Commercial Drone Pilot is a profession that was unheard of a few years
ago, but is now one of the fastest-growing careers brought by drone technology.

This conference seeks to bring awareness about the good that drone technology can bring to an economy, which industry stakeholders in Zimbabwe need to know about. According to the World Economic Forum, agricultural drones will have a particularly powerful impact in
the developing world, whose mostly smallholder farmers currently face enormous challenges producing quality products and selling them for a decent price.

The conference will also address the regulations, legal, privacy, and safety concerns to consider when incorporating drones in an economy’s daily operations. Keynote speakers include the Civil Aviation Authority as
well as local, regional & international drone experts. Representatives from government agencies and ministries are expected to be present on the conference days, as well as industry stakeholders from organisations that are set to benefit the most from drone technology.

Participants who want to attend can register online at www.droneconference.co.zw. The Main Organizers and Key Partners of The Drones & UAV Conference Zimbabwe are Drones For Good
Network, Drones R Africa, Precision Aerial Group, Zimbabwe Flying Labs, Civil Aviation Authority Zimbabwe, Techzim (Media Partner) and ERA Media.

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8 comments

  1. 🤦🏾‍♂️ Calm down buddy

    😂 I was only halfway through the title before I wandered off, thinking about how on earth drones would improve my network and the possible security implications of such applications…

  2. Anonymous

    Positive initiative ✊✊First wowed about practical use of drones in rescuing Cyclone Idai survivors. Zimbabwe holds first …..not only brings hope but affirmation, possibility and proof of innovations.. #mustattend

  3. A-mzov😎

    But they are still expensive 😎

  4. T Chimbumi

    This was long over due for a country like Zim where UAV can make such a huge impact in different sectors such as Agriculture, mining, disaster management, tourism, security to mention but a few. It is mostly the legal aspect that has limited investors and such a conference will bring investors confidence…. looking forward

  5. J

    Its tech lyk this that sometimes just wind me up and eat me inside.yes its great tech but i know at the end of the day its here not to help but replace labour in these companies and farms, where we needed 10 guys to guard that tobacco field now now we only need 1 and a drone😔9 guys out of work. Technology is good but also bad in some ways

    1. The Nerd

      Technology gives and take

      1. The Nerd

        Technology gives and takes rather.

  6. Anonymous

    So many opportunities for the country and economy from embracing drone technology!!

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