Why Rwanda?

Tanzania has passed the baton to Rwanda for the second iteration of the African Drone Forum, keeping the focus on challenges in the East African region. nnThe Government of Rwanda and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have worked closely together to develop the first regulations on the continent that allow for drone delivery. The highly enabling environment supports infrastructure and policy frameworks that will accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies to transform people’s lives. nnRwanda has entered into a Public Private Partnership with Zipline, a US-based cargo drone company, to bring medical supplies to rural regions, and has also fostered private-start-ups like Charis UAS, a Rwanda-developed and operated commercial drone provider. Hosting the event in Rwanda will further promote dialogue on how to expand the number of use-cases for drones within a number of industries throughout Africa