The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, and Aerodyne Group (Aerodyne), an international artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, drone-based managed solutions provider, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signifying a new milestone in the strategic partnership between ICD and Aerodyne to cooperate and work closely together in promoting of unmanned aerial system technology in ICD member countries. The MoU was signed by Ayman Sejiny, the Chief Executive Officer of ICD, and Kamarul A Muhamed, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Aerodyne Group.
Mr. Sejiny commented his strong support for the partnership, stating: “The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding marks a new starting point in our cooperation with Aerodyne group, whose expertise in the use of AI as an enabling technology for large-scale data capture and analytics can benefit our member countries especially hard-to-reach populations. The drone technology provided by Aerodyne also can be deployed immediately to help governments in the battle against Covid-19 as a quick solution to reach the affected areas in a timely manner. Looking at the world ranking accorded to Aerodyne by Drone Industry Insights, we are confident that Aerodyne can deliver its role as a one-stop-shop digital transformation solution to its clients and partners.”
“It is such an honour to be able to partner with the reputable Islamic multilateral development bank such as ICD that has a long-established presence in 57 member countries globally. In response to the current world pandemic, Aerodyne has already embarked its collaboration with few countries to combat Covid-19 through quick solutions and hopes to expand this initiative to other countries with support from ICD. On the other hand, Aerodyne is also committed to helping bring in serious DroneTech players from ICD member countries to build a sustainable and vibrant drone ecosystem” said Mr. Kamarul.