One one of our Tanzania Flying Labs members, Khadija Abdulla Ali, recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by the website Women And Drones. In the interview she tells us about her background, her successes as a drone pilot, what she has learned through her experiences, and about how it is being a female drone pilot in Tanzania.
My lightbulb moment was when I was chosen to volunteer for a WeRobotics project to help in disaster management using UAVs to provide information that can help in recovery from floods, disease, and earthquakes. This project involved mapping Kagera,Tanzania, which was recently affected by a large earthquake, using Cumulus One and Parrot Bebop 2 drones in October of 2016. We helped improve local community’s perspective’s on using UAVs for humanitarian good.
WeRobotics and Tanzania Flying Labs are very proud to work with Khadija and hope to continue doing so in the future.
You can find the full interview here.