Working in Malawi has always been exciting. As a student in conflict and development, I came to the country to conduct research on street vendors and organizational structures in the markets. Three years later, I find myself working with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, as part of UNICEF’s emergency flood response.
Drone pilot Owen Cardew catches the drone after a flight in a flood-affected area of Lilongwe, Malawi. (UNICEF Malawi/2017/Andrew Brown)