UN agencies work to balance risks and benefits of drone use

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SAN FRANCISCO — A range of United Nations agencies are already exploring use cases for unmanned aerial vehicles, actively using drones in their work, or focusing on the regulatory environment that will be needed for drones for good to take flight.

One of the barriers that stands in the way of more drones reaching impact at scale is a clash of cultures between agencies experimenting with the tech and those tasked with creating guidance on its safe use.

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    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology, innovation, and philanthropy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported domestically and internationally for outlets including The Atlantic and the Washington Post. Outside of her own reporting, Catherine also supports other journalists to cover what is working, through her work with the Solutions Journalism Network.