Gaining such recognition helps justify the hardships and sacrifices – travelling to developing countries, dealing with extreme environmental conditions, and helping local populations deal with hazardous contamination in the case of landmines and unexploded ordnance for example.
Determination and technical/scientific know-how helped us achieve to world first research breakthroughs – under actual field conditions.
Also proud of taking drone technology to people had never seen a drone before, prototyping and validating methodology – then teaching local staff how to do everything. Leaving local competency to operate drones over active minefields, which is no walk in the park.
Being peer reviewed by experts from the humanitarian mine action (HMA) sector was a way to gain validation regarding the work that took place during the January 2019 field campaign with Humanity and Inclusion in Chad.