Develop the next generation of African experts on frontier technologies, emphasizing women as participants and leaders. Select and develop 40 Open Skies Fellows over two years
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Open Skies Fellows have an opportunity to gain skills that will serve them not only in the drone industry, but in many other aspects of the modern tech economy.
Drones themselves can be powerful tools to improve lives (as well as bringing risks both ethical and practical). However, they also drive learning. To design, build, and operate a drone, and then to make use of the data and other outputs, touches on:
“Open Skies Fellows” is a fellowship program led by OpenMap Development Tanzania in collaboration with Uhurulabs and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, designed to support youth and give them a chance and responsibility to gain social technological skills to leverage their potential to solve community challenges using technology. The program will operate in 3 countries: Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, recruiting 40 fellows in 4 cohorts from all the countries. The first cohort will recruit fellows from Tanzania and then scale up to the other two countries. The fellowship program uses drones as an anchor technology, as they connect to a broad array of technologies and skills. Fellows can focus on any emerging technology they are passionate about, and they will have access to the resources and mentorship they need to guide them through their fellowship.