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What Role Should Donors Play in Helping Drones for Delivery Take Flight?

May 20, 2019

As part of Devex’s Drones for Development series, Peter Rabley, venture partner at Omidyar Network, discussed the need for supportive regulations and local capacity in emerging economies to create a sustainable and economically viable social drone and data sector. 

 
“What donors are good at, and should focus on, is passing a proper regulatory environment that allows the stimulation of small- and medium-sized businesses that can offer drone services locally,” said Peter.
 
The article also highlights our investee WeRobotics, one organization leading the way in the "drones for good” movement.
 
“A really key message is the need for Western donors to create equal opportunity around the use of drones, and not to simply contract companies from their own countries all the time,” said Patrick Meier, founder of WeRobotics.
 
Read the full article here.
 
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