Develop the next generation of African experts on frontier tech, promoting women as participants and leaders.
“Open Skies Fellows” is a fellowship program led by OpenMap Development Tanzania in collaboration with Uhurulabs and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, designed to develop youth in urban settings, giving them power and responsibility to gain technical and social skills, so they can leverage the full potential of frontier technologies and help solve community challenges. 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.