Today at the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) incubator event, Measure’s senior analyst, Dave Bowen, took the floor to discuss how drones can be used for a variety of humanitarian efforts.
USAID hosts a series of incubator events dedicated to exploring innovation and technology in humanitarian efforts. This event comprised a small group of private- and public-sector thought leaders working on payload capacity in drone development and reaching the last mile in global health supply chain.
The discussion touched upon the current state of practice for drones in development work and recent use cases of UAVs for health logistics.
“We have a unique opportunity for companies and governments to save lives and rebuild communities by using drone technology,” said Bowen. “Drones can be effective and efficient tools for humanitarian purposes. We just need to put right blueprint in place to help realize the potential of drones as a tool for good.”
Measure’s Drone as a Service model helps organizations use drones for a variety of civilian and commercial operations. In April, the company conducted a study in coordination with the American Red Cross to detail how drones can help first responders and improve disaster-relief efforts.