Lake Victoria Challenge
Ben Savonen is part of Field Ready's emergency response team and was previously deployed in South Sudan. Ben is currently working on his Ph.D. at Penn State and is the Founder of Kijenzi, a social venture focused on using low-cost 3D printing to address critical supply chain gaps.
In October, he represented Field Ready in the Lake Victoria Challenge (LVC) in Tanzania. The Lake Victoria Challenge Trial & Symposium, brought together 280+ policymakers, drone manufacturers and operators, designers, entrepreneurs, local stakeholders and global thought leaders in Mwanza, Tanzania.
The LVC asks what could happen if Africa can unlock the lower skies as a resource for mobility. This unique event explores the emerging transportation technologies that can leapfrog Africa’s infrastructure deficit and address the continent’s infrastructure, public health and mobility challenges with a visionary, safe and scalable solution
While Field Ready doesn’t explicitly work with drones, there is a lot we can do to collaborate and work we can do with drone ports.
You can view the presentation here.