May 11 – 12, 2017
droneCAMP Zanzibar and africanDRONE bring together pioneering *civic drone pilots* and *social justice journalists* from across East Africa, to brainstorm better ways for using drones to capture breaking news, collect data, and cover difficult-to-reach places.
This droneCAMP is a one-day workshop that runs alongside the ZANSEA Conference and is designed to demonstrate how civic technologies can help watchdog journalists strengthen efforts to hold both governments and corporates accountable, while also improving the media’s capacity for reporting on complex issues such as climate change and development challenges.
Participants from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will use the droneCAMP to brainstorm project ideas for a series of micro-grants to help newsrooms tackle important public issues with the help of embedded drone pilots and data journalists.
The winning projects will share $10,000 in story grants from africanDRONE plus data journalism and technology support from Code for Africa. The overall top project will win a trip to the annual MediaPartyAfrica in Cape Town in October 2017.
Brainstorm better ways for using camera drones to capture breaking news, collect data, and cover difficult-to-reach places.
Drone StorytellingWork on meaningful problems for mass audiences. Learn to tell more powerful stories with new tools. Learn to use data to create localised / personalised content.
Win a GrantTeam up with civic technologists and mass media pioneers to build drone stories projects using drones and other forms of interactive storytelling.
Standard Media Group
Nation Media Group
Speakers and Drone Pilots
Code for Africa
Senior Innovation Policy Specialist
Code for Africa
Code For Tanzania / ICFJ
Civic Drone Mentor
World Bank / Uhuru Labs
Have a #dronejournalism idea you’d like to develop?
You might not be at droneCAMP but might still have a powerful idea for a drone-based story. Use Hack Dash to tell africanDRONE about it, and stand the chance to win a micro-grant to make it happen. Pitch your ideas here: