How engineering contributes to the promotion of SDGs in society

by: Herbert Lwanga In October 2015 the United Nation (UN) officially launched the sustainable development goals (SDGs) to run from 2015 to 2030 code named, “agenda 2030”. Essentially, the SDGs served as a replacement of the millennium development goals (MDGs) which were developed by a group of countries mainly from the developing world to guide…
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Chair Daniel Lottis’ trip to Kanyakumari

Earlier this month, I had the chance to visit India. I had the most wonderful time in Kanyakumari, India, visiting colleges and meeting and engaging with engineering students who now have the option of getting directly involved with IEEE and SIGHT through Student branches. It was great to see so many eager young minds interested…
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Pictures from GHTC

  This year’s IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference took place in San Jose, California. During the conference we were able to connect with fellow SIGHT members who were able to join us and share the impact of SIGHT with the rest of IEEE. Here are some pictures taken from the conference.   In the midst…
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RFID Innovation and Applications in the Spotlight in Southern Alberta

RFID Innovation and Applications inthe Spotlight in Southern Alberta

Radio frequency identification tags are putting products in emerging markets online, enhancing fields such as emergency services livestock, oil and gas, construction, and manufacturing, healthcare, and non-profit logistics, according to Glen Kathler, director of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s RFID Application Development Lab. RFID tags improve processes and track assets, including clothing and medical…
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First-Aid Lessons Kits by the Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers

First Aid

The Artisanal Deep Sea Fishers SIGHT distributed first aid kits and training to fishers in Tamil Nadu, India. These sea-weathering kits are made from marine plywood, rather than plastic or metal, by students of Cape Institute of Technology and Trinity College of Engineering.

Helping Countries Connect and Thrive – Starting with Tunisia

By Mei Lin Fung, co-founder of People Centered Internet The Internet is a powerful tool to connect people, organizations, and countries. Funders like the World Bank, and professional organizations, like IEEE will convene twice a year at the IMF/World Bank Spring and Fall Meetings to track our progress in harnessing the Internet to improve people’s…
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IEEE’s Global Humanitarian Technology to the Fisheries Sector

By J.Vincent Jain, Chief Executive, Association of Deep Sea Going Artisanal Fishermen, Member IEEE Madras Section. 1. Introduction The fishery is one of the most vulnerable sectors and fishing is an occupation which is ranked as one of the dangerous occupations in the world. Over 24,000 fishermen die every year. More than 50% of the world’s…
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Pioneering the Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge (HRATC)

  Robotics & Automation (R&A) Technologies have the potential to transform and improve the lives of people around the globe by addressing world’s toughest challenges. The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society – Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (RAS–SIGHT) is engaging the academic and non-academic community to propose viable solutions in R&A to address relevant…
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Humanitarian Design a Big Hit in Toronto

On Sunday May 4th, Dr. Sawsan Abdul-Majid and her SIGHT team from IEEE Region 7 (Canada) hosted the final event of a student design competition. Dr. Abdul-Majid is an dynamic SIGHT volunteer at both the Region 7 level, and in Ottawa where she is a research associate at the university of Ottawa and a founding…
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