I work on the implementation and efficient integration of emerging technology in health provision, disaster response and development contexts. I focus on responsible robotics and data, UAVs, social inclusion, equity and sustainability as part of the 4th industrial revolution. My background is in environmental sciences and management, so I always have an eye out on sustainability and on driving structural transformations towards sustainability.

Analysis and research, multi-stakeholder processes, training and facilitation, field implementations.

Working Areas
International Development and Humanitarian Aid,
Responsible Data Use and Robotics,
Management of International Projects and Facilitation.

Selected Publications

Drones in agriculture in Africa and other ACP countries: A survey on perceptions and applications March 2018. CTA Working Paper. Soesilo D. and Rambaldi G.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Landscape Analysis: Applications in the Development Context. Feb 2017 Chemonics International Inc. / USAID.

Drones in Humanitarian Action – A guide to air-borne systems. Dec 2016. Brussels BE. FSD and EU Humanitarian Aid.

Waste Crime – Waste Risks: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge. A UNEP Rapid Response Assessment. United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal. May 2015 Nairobi and Arendal.

How Drones Can Help in Humanitarian Emergencies ICT Works

Selected Speaking Engagements

Humanitarian Drones. IDEA League Summer School on Responsible Robotics and AI.  Delft, Netherlands.

RPAS in Humanitarian Action  Current and Future Applications. RPAS and Remote ATS Symposium  – ICAO. 9 May 2017. Stockholm, Sweden.

Quecksilberhandel Weltweit und die Schweiz. Medecins en Faveur de L’Environnement. 21 May 2015 Solothurn, Switzerland.

Other Engagements

Technical Experts Committee – Foundation for Responsible Robotics, The Hague, Netherlands
Responsible innovation and robotics are one of my main concerns and I am happy to serve on the Technical Expertise Committee at the Foundation For Responsible Robotics.

In the Media
Drones en acción humanitaria 3. Feb 2017 El Pais

The world is watching Rwanda’s medical drone program 14. Oct 2016


Master of Environmental Management – Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies  – Yale University