KENYA FLYING LABS
Kenya Flying Labs is a Kenyan non-profit organization that utilizes AI, machine learning, and drones to provide data for forest conservation and management organizations to aid with issues such as precision agriculture, disaster avoidance, and risk management. Motivated by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 3, 8, 9, 11, and 13, they use their drone footage and remote sensing data to accelerate and enhance the effectiveness of forest monitoring and agriculture projects. Kenya Flying Labs runs autonomously as a sector of the global Flying Labs organization which launched in 2016.
Kenya Flying labs is the newest addition to our Validator network, and will utilize their technology to verify the forest data uploaded by Project Operators within OFP’s open and decentralized Measurement, Reporting, and Validation (MRV) system. Their drones, remote sensing, and machine learning technology will further enhance the quality of the verification process for forest projects within OFP's global Project Operator network.
"Technology remains a key enabler in ecosystem rehabilitation as well as a great motivator for youth to engage in conservation projects."
Cleopa Otieno, CEO Kenya Flying Labs
In addition to their forest conservation efforts, Kenya Flying Labs is also heavily involved in community growth. They initiate projects to motivate Youth in STEM, and foster local capacity building, as well as ecosystem building by organizing trainings and meetups for local drone startups.