Flock has secured its place as the exclusive risk partner of the 2020 African Drone Forum.
Launching this week, Flock joins the World Bank, UK Aid, the World Economic Forum and the Government of Rwanda in being involved with the event.
The UK insurtech firm is providing the insurance needed to conduct beyond visible line of sight (BVLOS) flight competitions on Lake Kivu, Rwanda.
Flock confirmed that all flights during African Drone Forum 2020 will be fully insured through one of Flock’s Enterprise policies.
Jonty Slater, competitions manager at African Drone Forum 2020, said: “We’re delighted to have Flock on board as the exclusive risk partner of African Drone Forum 2020.
“This event is paving the way for the adoption and safe use of drones in everything from cargo to search and rescue. Flock’s innovative approach to insurance is integral to accelerating this shift to a smarter and safer world.”
Ed Leon Klinger, CEO of Flock, added: “We’re delighted to be the risk partner of this year’s African Drone Forum. This event is one of the only opportunities in the world for manufacturers and operators to showcase the potential of their technology.
“I’m proud our data-driven approach to insurance has played a part in letting it take place.”
Taking place near Lake Kivu in Rwanda, the African Drone Forum 2020 is organised as an opportunity for companies to showcase how drones can help improve information sharing, supply chains and logistics in Rwanda and worldwide.
As part of the event, some of the world’s leading drone manufacturers and operators will compete in the ‘Lake Kivu Challenge’ where successful participants have the chance to win cargo delivery contracts and take a key role in helping advances thoughtfully the application of UASs to improve supply chains and advance sustainable economies in Africa.
Competitors include Avy, German Drones, Phoenix Wings, Wingcopter, Venturi and Volans-i, Hojung Solutions, Drone Adventures, Qlex and Leapr Labs.
Read CDP’s recent Q+A with Flock’s CEO here: