IEEE and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee

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Session 148

16:30–18:15, Monday, 19 March 2018 Popov Room 1, ITU Tower Thematic Workshop Speakers/Panellists  Link to WSIS Action Lines  Link to SDGs  Related Links 

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Volunteer Collaboration and Funding Opportunities in the Sustainable Development Space

This workshop provides an opportunity to better understand the breadth and depth of sustainable development and humanitarian technology related activities being carried out by IEEE volunteers and supported by IEEE Organisational Units around the world.

Participants will be introduced to the work of a variety of IEEE Organisational Units supporting Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology activities including the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC), IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), IEEE H&P (Humanitarian & Philanthropic) and IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology).

As well as sharing insight into contributions to date by IEEE volunteers around the world engaging in "feet on the ground" activities in resource constrained environments around the world, potential IEEE funding support available for sustainable development related projects and events organised in collaboration with IEEE volunteers will also be discussed. 

The participatory workshop session will provide an opportunity to discuss potential opportunities to engage with IEEE volunteers involved in sustainable development and humanitarian technologies related interventions and partnerships.

About IEEE

IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is the world's largest technical professional organization composed of engineers, scientists, and allied professionals dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. 

With over 420,000 members across 160 countries, IEEE is an international, non-profit organization. Its aim is to serve society in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization. 


Prof. Paul M Cunningham


Prof. Paul M Cunningham (President, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology; Chair, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee)

Miriam Cunningham (Chair, IEEE SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT)

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C10 logo C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

The focus of all IEEE activities in the Sustainable Space are oriented around providing access to and leveraging information and knowledge with the objective of capacity building at both home and abroad. As an international organisation, our ethos is informed by awareness of socio-cultural differences and the importance of both regional and international cooperation. IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology has a strong orientation on addressing ethical issues raised by the Information Society and Knowledge Economy.

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development




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