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In Africa, locally-based drone trainers and professional operators at the Flying Labs are working to emphasize the power of drone technologies for local communities – by training both local students and government officials.

The Flying Labs global network of local knowledge hubs is part of, a humanitarian organization contributing to solving world problems by developing local drone expertise. (“The Power of Local” is their tagline.)  In Rwanda this month Leka Tingitana, Managing Director of Tanzania Flying Labs, and Tiamiyou RADJI, Director of Senegal Flying Labs, are working to share their expertise with a new group of drone experts: and helping to create the right ecosystem for their future businesses.

At an African Drone Forum pre-conference event February 4, aviation regulators from all over Africa traveled to the Karongi Integrated Polytechnic Regional College (IPRC) to see a drone training event first hand – and to gain an understanding of what’s involved in developing drone regulations that support both safety…

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