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Organizer: Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) incollaboration with WeRobotic

Event Date: 04-05-2018

Venue: ESRF Conference Hall

The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), a national policy Think Tank undertakes and articulates research aiming at enhancing the understanding of policy options and development management in Tanzania. Keeping pace with technological advancements, drones have found application in various disciplines ranging from humanitarian relief, disaster management, nature conservation to agriculture hence proving the potential to maximize development impact through data acquisition to the creation of data products that can support and improve decision making and management of projects. To date, drones have become useful in agriculture, surveying, land tenure and land use planning, , stockpile estimation, crop damage assessment, scientific research, inspection of fixed and mobile assets, real estate and tourism marketing, media production and more. Nevertheless, concerns on the potentially improper use of this technology cannot be overlooked.

In the light of the above, ESRF is pleased to invite you to a policy dialogue on The Use of Drones for Social Good and Research which will be conducted jointly with Tanzania Flying Labs. The purpose of this policy dialogue is to discuss the opportunities, challenges, regulations and future use of drones in Social Good and Research.

For inquiries and/ or to confirm your attendance, kindly email us through conference@esrf.or.tz Only registered participants will be allowed to attend