Strategies for Growth and Impact in Region 8

By Alexandros Osana, IEEE Region 8 HuAC Chair and Ruba Aburub, IEEE Region 8 HuAC Outreach Team Leader On October 2015 I was sitting at the back of a large conference room in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where the IEEE Region 8 Meeting was taking place. Costas Stasopoulos, the now ex-director, was making his semester report about…
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IEEE Women in Engineering and Humanitarian Technologies Panel at GHTC 2017

The IEEE Women in Engineering and Humanitarian Technologies Panel took place during the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference on October 22, 2017. Moderating was Celia Shanaz, Communications Chair for the IEEE SIGHT Steering Committee, Chair of the IEEE WIE Workshops Subcommittee and member of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology WIE Subcommittee. The…
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IEEE SIGHT Workshop at GHTC 2017

Tim Lee, Char of IEEE SIGHT, led a workshop during the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference on October 22, 2017. Panelists: Sarang Shaikh, Karachi Section SIGHT, Pakistan Samar Baba, Tunisia Section SIGHT, Tunisia Daniel Lottis, Santa Clara Valley Section SIGHT, California, USA Anis Ben Arfi, Southern Alberta Section SIGHT, Alberta, Canada Representatives from Karachi Section…
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IEEE SIGHT Steering Committee meeting at GHTC 2017

2017 IEEE SIGHT steering committee members gathered for a face-to-face meeting on 19th October at GHTC 2017 in San Jose, California, USA. IEEE SIGHT has come a long way since its inception but the challenge we face is massive. Therefore, the meeting’s objective was to discuss the 2017 activities and plan future activities so that…
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IEEE SIGHT Southern Alberta Held a 72-Hour Make-A-Thon for Assistive Tech

Cutting edge technology and innovation begins with devoted people, simple ideas and noble purpose. Because some people will need a solution to make their daily life better, IEEE SIGHT Southern Alberta Section is partnering with Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) makers movement for the second year to develop solutions for people with special needs. This summer,…
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SS12 Asia Age of Innovation Competition 2017: First Round IEEE Bangladesh Section

The SS12 Coding and Making Challenge brought students in India and Bangladesh together to develop technological solutions to problems afflicting people in their communities. The event was organized by Madras IEEE Education Society, Project Possibility and REAL Breakthrough, and hosted in partnership with different IEEE sections, Universities and leading technology industry companies. The challenge is…
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IEEE SIGHT Karachi – How mentoring relationships are empowering volunteers

Shujaan Akhwund experienced a revelation about rural life and its trials in Pakistan while visiting the poverty-ridden and underpowered district of Umerkot, Sindh. Shujaan is a graduate student and member of the IEEE Karachi Section (Pakistan, Region 10), and he was traveling with IEEE SIGHT Karachi volunteers. The experience convinced him not to take his…
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Humans of IEEE SIGHT: Kartik Kulkarni, Former Chair of the SIGHT Steering Committee

Kartik Kulkarni guided IEEE SIGHT as the Global Steering Committee Chair in the organization’s earliest years from its founding in 2013 until December 2016. In his day job, Mr. Kulkarni holds a technical staff position at Oracle in Redwood City, California (USA), and he continues to volunteer with IEEE SIGHT R6. Celia Shahnaz, SIGHT’s 2017 Communications…
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Strategic Radio Links for Communications After Earthquakes Installed in Managua, Nicaragua

The project “Hybrid Wireless Ad Hoc Network Implementation (Testbed) For Facing Seismic Catastrophes,” a project sponsored by IEEE SIGHT, supported by the IEEE Nicaragua Section, and under execution by the IEEE SIGHT “TIC Nicaragua SIGHT,” has successfully executed its initial steps, installing and setting up several radio links between strategic communications points of Managua. These…
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SIGHT Paraguay Helps Improve Farming in the Mbokaja’i Community

By José Benítez SIGHT Paraguay Group Organizer On June 9 we held an important meeting with IEEE SIGHT Paraguay volunteers and the Natán Foundation that helps to empower indigenous communities. Daniel Aquino, leader of the project “A liter of light Paraguay”, also took part and showed us his progress in partnership with SIGHT Paraguay. These…
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