Sandvik participates in “Drone in Humanitarian Action” roundtable












On 23 September 2016, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at PRIO and Associate Professor at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo) participated in the roundtable Drones in Humanitarian Action: Feedback After One Year of Research, hosted by CartONG.

The roundtable focused on disseminating the findings so far of the project “Drones in Humanitarian Action“, funded by the DG ECHO, on the different areas investigated: ethics & social acceptance, regulations, drones for payload delivery, drones for search & rescue, and drones for mapping. It served as an opportunity for an exchange with the GeOnG participants and to discuss best practices for aid actors using drones.

Sandvik discussed ethical issues of unarmed vehicles in humanitarian action with a presentation titled “Humanitarian drones: ethical issues”. Slides from her presentation can be found here.