GLOBHE partners with IBM to test drones and AI

GLOBHE in collaboration with IBM will be testing drones for connectivity, data transfer and early warning systems, as part of the UNICEF drone project in Malawi and at the Urban ICT Arena in Stockholm.

Drones have the potential to act as Wi-Fi hot spots and help spread network coverage to improve communication and data transfer in areas where power lines or cellular towers may not be working properly. GLOBHE and IBM will connect drones to the IBM Bluemix Platform, including Watson, IBM’s supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a “question answering” machine. Together GLOBHE and IBM will teach Watson how to recognise flooding and drought from near-real-time drone images to serve as early warning systems.

As previously announced, GLOBHE will also be collaborating with HemoCue in Malawi, to speed up diagnostic services to last mile areas by using drones for medical cargo delivery including point of care testing devices and supplies. GLOBHE will be using drones from four of our drone partners; DJI, Ucandrone, Skarl and ALTI.


Today Voister features GLOBHE and our upcoming work in the UNICEF humanitarian drone corridor in Malawi as well as the launch of our Urban Drone Lab in Stockholm, Sweden. Read more here! (contact us for english version)

GLOBHE selected for UNICEF humanitarian drone corridor

GLOBHE is honoured to have been selected to fly in the UNICEF humanitarian drone corridor in Malawi. The Government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aircraft systems. The corridor is the first in Africa and one of the first globally with a focus on humanitarian and development use.


Our CEO and Founder, Helena Samsioe, is featured in Swedish Business Magazine Veckans Affärer. Helena talks about social entrepreneurship, the potentials of drones for cargo delivery and mapping, and the GLOBHE mission of showing companies and organizations how to use drones to optimize their operations and improve global health at the same time.

Read more here: GLOBHE in Veckans Affärer

GLOBHE in Malawi

GLOBHE is in Malawi to map how drones could improve health services. GLOBHE is also meeting with actors responsible for the implementation of the humanitarian drone corridor in Malawi scheduled to open in April for testing of drones to improve imaging, connectivity and medical cargo transportation.