2018 IEEE GHTC – IEEE HAC Pre-Conference Workshop (Free Registration)
“Technology and Innovation for the SDGs”, (10:00 – 17:00, Thursday 17 October)
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, California
Objective: The main objective of this workshop is to discuss processes and socio-cultural and ethical issues associated with developing, adapting and deploying technology in resource constrained environments at home and abroad. Participants will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into how science, technology and engineering can make a significant contribution to successful implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Key steps and principles of technology development and collaborative open innovation in a sustainable development context are presented.
The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) would like to invite active participation by a broad range of public, private, educational and research, societal and funding stakeholders active in the sustainable development space. IEEE GHTC 2018 conference participants, SIGHT members, active volunteers and volunteer leadership of EPICS in IEEE, Internet Initiative, Smart Village, MOVE, IEEE Empower a Billion Lives and IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), MDP staff and students, sustainable development labs, humanitarian technology or engineering programs are particularly welcome.
This IEEE HAC participatory workshop will combine theory, practice and working group collaboration. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from one another by combining personal experience with the diversity of perspectives and lessons learnt shared during the workshop. Time will be set aside for group work that will consider the socio-cultural contexts, design constraints, and potential implementation challenges associated with specific regions/communities well understood by attendees.
2018 IEEE GHTC – IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee Workshop
(Santa Clara Room, 13:30 – 17:30, Saturday 19 October)
Objective: This workshop is focused on facilitating stakeholder engagement and sharing insight into the work of the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC). IEEE HAC supports strengthening the capacity and impact of IEEE volunteers, staff and Organizational Units (OUs) involved in sustainable development and humanitarian technology-related activities around the world. During this workshop, you can learn more about how technologists, scientists, and engineers can contribute and also learn about some of the key characteristics that IEEE HAC Review Teams consider when analyzing submissions for project and event funding support. It is also an important opportunity for key stakeholders to share insight which will inform the implementation of education and training tailored to the needs of IEEE volunteers with different levels of prior experience and expertise. This education and training will be delivered in cooperation with strategic partners at times that will suit volunteers around the world.