Development and Promotion of IEEE Section-Driven Humanitarian Technology Projects

Discussion: IEEE is forging a significant role in the humanitarian world using the technical
talents of its members, their humanitarian interests and IEEE’s global
resources to address the world’s most challenging problems—effective
healthcare, water quality and access, reliable off-grid electricity and access
to information. The IEEE Humanitarian Committee is responsible for determining
the direction of IEEE humanitarian activities, building infrastructure,
identifying and supporting IEEE “on-the-ground” projects and finding partners
and funding sources.

A major initiative is Engineering for Change (E4C), a partnership between
IEEE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Engineers Without
Borders. This session will explore how IEEE Sections can be involved and
include a tutorial addressing funding for humanitarian projects.