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

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT)

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) is the central government agency of the Republic of Korea responsible for the affairs concerning land, infrastructure and transport including road, rail, and air. To realize its vision of ‘Livable Territory, Convenient Transport,’ MOLIT has set out four missions-Balanced territorial development and environment-friendly territorial management, Residential stability for low income people through universal residential welfare, Safe and Convenient transport services, and Efficient logistics system and global aviation superpower.

The Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program

The Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) – European Union (EU) Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program is an initiative of the ACP States, funded by the European Union, and managed by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). The ACP-EU NDRR Program supports Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation activities in ACP countries through technical assistance, capacity building and advisory/analytical work.

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.

UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) supports national governments as they work to standardize their skies and connect the world. In this Decade of Action toward the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ICAO is playing an important role in helping countries to implement standards and appreciate how international connectivity as well as unmanned aircraft system innovations are driving key prosperity benefits and the achievement of the SDGs

Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Organization (CASSOA)

The Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Organization (CASSOA) is the Regional Safety Oversight Organization of the East African Community (EAC) Member States and has contributed towards the enhancement of levels of Aviation Safety & Security Oversight. The primary role of CASSOA is to assist the EAC Member States in meeting their Safety and Security Oversight obligations under the Chicago Convention and its Annexes, as well as to provide a forum and structure to discuss, plan and implement common measures for the enhancement of Safety and Security of Civil Aviation.

Disruptive Technologies for Development (DT4D) Trust Fund

Disruptive Technologies for Development (DT4D) Trust Fund objective is to promote the identification and implementation of disruptive technologies solutions to address critical development challenges, leveraging the World Bank Group (WBG)’s platform of knowledge and operations.


VillageReach transforms health care delivery for everyone. VillageReach designs solutions recognizing the urgency to meet the needs of the most under-reached. Through collaboration with governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations, the Drones for Health program provides insights into the benefits of drone integration into health systems. Their work increases access to health care for more than 35 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.


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.


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.