Continued testing of cargo drones

GLOBHE continues the testing of HemoCue drone kits deliveries in the humanitarian drone corridor in Malawi run by UNICEF and the Malawi Government. GLOBHE recently conducted testings in collaboration with Everdrone, a Swedish drone software company enabling safe autonomous flights in difficult environments where GPS signal is weak. Our work was documented by BBC earlier this week and we look forward to share the documentary with you once it becomes available.

The potential of drones & AI

GLOBHE is flying drones in Malawi and we see big potential of combining drones and AI (visual image recognition) for several application areas in Malawi as well as globally, including disaster preparedness and response, agriculture, wildlife and environmental monitoring. We are currently testing drones and AI with IBM Watson and are excited to share our results in the upcoming months.

GLOBHE & mhub

Today GLOBHE conducted a drones & AI workshop at mhub Lilongwe. We look forward to continue working with the tech hub and develop innovative drone services and applications together!

GLOBHE FOUNDER WINS SWEDBANK AWARD

Helena Samsioe, Founder and CEO of GLOBHE, was selected as 1 of 10 winners of the Swedbank “Rivstart” Award. The award of SEK 250 000 is to support entrepreneurs in fulfilling social impact business ideas. Swedbank received 4321 applications for the award so we are happy to announce that our founder was among the selected top 10!

The jury consisted of well known names such as former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson, the CEO of Swedbank Birgitte Bonnesen, Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre Johan Rockström,  Founder of Footway Sara Wimmercranz, and former manager for Avicii, Arash Pournouri.

GLOBHE CEO NAMED “TOP WOMEN TO WATCH” IN THE DRONE INDUSTRY

Who are the women disrupting, innovating and shaping the future of the UAS industry? Today Women And Drones and Drone360 present nine individuals to be honored on the inaugural “Women to Watch in UAS” list. Out of 110 strong candidates worldwide – GLOBHE is happy to announce that our CEO Helena Samsioe made the top list and was announced as the winner of the humanitarian drone category.

“These women and their organizations are impacting the evolution and application of drone technology around the world; they truly are Women to Watch,” said Tim Kidwell, Editor in Chief of Drone360. “The variety of applications of UAS technology is truly incredible. We hope that, by raising awareness of the strength and vision of these women, we’ll encourage others in the UAS industry as well as other sciences to give women equal opportunities to innovate and succeed.”

Read the Press release and more here

New addition to the GLOBHE Team

We welcome Godfrey Masauli on board our team!  Godfrey is now serving as country manager for GLOBHE in Malawi and will be responsible for our operations in the humanitarian drone corridor. Godfrey has a long background within aviation, he became Malawi’s first paraglider pilot in 2011 and in 2013 he became Malawi’s first drone pilot. Godfrey also holds a commercial pilot licence in general aviation. His dream is to bring more positive change to people through a combination of aviation and anthropology. He is a big inspiration to the Malawi youth and a great asset to GLOBHE!