africanDRONE is a South African registered NPO that I co-founded in early 2018 with the generous support of Code For Africa

We believe that drones -- on land, in the air, and under the sea -- give citizens powerful new ways to better understand their world and to improve public accountability.

africanDRONE seeks to empower local pilots through a self-help network that offers seed funding, skills development, resource sharing, advocacy, and networking opportunities for members. 


Our mission is to use drones for good. We support African tech startups and entrepreneurs building drone-based businesses. We support and empower African drone pilots and storytellers. And we support civic institutions that use drones for democratic, knowledge-building or socially progressive initiatives.

We do this through a variety of means - we helped to organize the Lake Victoria Challenge, a drone delivery competition funded by the World Bank in Tanzania. We have supported large-scale drone mapping activities around the continent. We disburse direct story grants, and provide production support on a variety of multimedia projects.

We have been featured in a variety of national and international media in Africa and beyond. We strive to produce excellent content with our deep networks of professionals in African and beyond. Find out how you can be a part of africanDRONE by navigating to our sign up page here.