The African Drone Forum  is hosted by the Government of Rwanda, and made possible thanks to support from the following organizations.

Danida / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Danida

Danida is the name of Denmark’s international development cooperation. It is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Denmark’s development policy aims to fight poverty through promotion of human rights and sustainable economic growth. Denmark has provided official development assistance since the end of World War II. Denmark is one of a few countries that meets the UN target of 0.7 % of GNI in development assistance.

Digital Development Partnership (DDP)

The World Bank’s new Digital Development Partnership (DDP) offers a platform for digital innovation and development financing. It covers core aspects of the digital agenda, such as digital infrastructure, digital platforms and solutions, cybersecurity, digital economy, and the mainstreaming of digital solutions across sectors.

Korea Green Growth Trust Fund

The Korea Green Growth Trust Fund (KGGTF) is a partnership between the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Republic of Korea. As an implementation-focused trust fund that prioritizes the World Bank’s inclusive green growth objectives, this partnership supports countries in their sustainable growth strategies and investments. In addition to funding, the KGGTF enhances other WBG tools and value-added services by providing access to technical experts and facilitating dialogue between practitioners of green growth policies and investments. The KGGTF strengthens and expands the World Bank’s climate smart investment portfolio.

World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.


UK Aid Direct supports small and medium sized civil society organisations, based in the UK and overseas, to achieve sustained poverty reduction and to achieve the SDGs. UK AID is supporting the LVC challenge through technical assistance in the design and running of the prize, and funding of the prize award.

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private CooperationThe Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.

World Food Programme

The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.


John Snow, Inc., and the nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the US and around the globe.

JSI’s mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.


africanDRONE is a pan-African organization founded in early 2018 with the generous support of Code for Africa. africanDRONE’s mission is to support the adoption, innovation and use of drone’s throughout the continent.

Technovate Advisory Services

Technovate Advisory Services (TAS) is an advisory firm that works with Regional Local Governments in the region, and works to develop digital transformation solutions at the grass-root level. It promotes startups with innovative ideas to solve problems in the community, while providing knowledge transfer to regional local government authorities to utilise analytical data to set regional policies and implementation strategies that utilise innovative solutions for economic and social development in their communities. These programmes and/or solutions take into account gender issues supporting the youth, women and the marginalised. TAS also supports startups and regional local governments access markets for development that has impact to its citizens.


The DroneMasters are accelerators of vertical mobility. We have connected more than 100,000 experts and enthusiasts with meetups, conferences, and events. As project developers, we build platforms and prototypes, connect experts with start-ups, promote acceptance for drones with sports, education and inspiring formats.

Tanzania Flying Labs

Tanzania Flying Labs (TFL) is a knowledge hub that focuses on solving local challenges and needs through the use of appropriate robotics technologies and data products. As a Regional Flying Lab, TFL supports other Flying Labs in Eastern Africa with their expertise.