16-year old Kenyan wins International Civil Aviation Organization Concept Competition


A 16-year old Kenyan, Natasha Sikinyi, is the Africa Regional Winner of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Concept Competition.

Natasha beat 500 other participants worldwide with her medical drone to transport patients from remote areas to hospitals.

It is equipped with life-saving equipment and will help to reduce fatalities caused lack of timely access to healthcare.

The regional winners are:

Africa: Pogotowia, by Natasha Sikinyi (Kenya)

Asia-Pacific: Zaia by Lee Kern (Singapore)

Europe: GimbalCopter by Steffen Klinder (Germany)

N. America: Hybrid Plane by Julien Santerre (Canada)

S. America: Stingreen by Mariana Guerrero (Venezuela)

Among these, it was Steffen's amazing "GimbalCopter" entry that has earned him the global concept prize!

Natasha’s award was received on her behalf by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development James Macharia during the ongoing ICAO World Aviation Forum Innovation Fair in Montreal, Canada.
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