On behalf of the 2019 SIGHT Steering Committee Chair Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan:
2019 SIGHT Volunteer of the Year Award
It is a pleasure to announce that Lwanga Herbert from the IEEE Uganda Section has been chosen as the 2019 IEEE SIGHT Volunteer of the Year! Lwanga was selected to receive this award due to his outstanding contributions to IEEE SIGHT, his fellow volunteers, and his local under-served community.
In 2019, Lwanga led a SIGHT-funded project at the Mukujju Health Center; presented on SIGHT at both the IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica Conference and the IEEE RADIO Conference; served as a member of the SIGHT Operations Subcommittee; and volunteered as a project proposal reviewer!
He has made a long-term positive impact in his partner community and his SIGHT group, exhibiting constant dedication and commitment to furthering the IEEE SIGHT mission.
Congratulations Lwanga! We are extremely thankful to have you as part of the IEEE SIGHT community.
2019 SIGHT Group of the Year Award
It is a pleasure to announce that the IEEE Ecuador Section SIGHT Group has been chosen as the 2019 IEEE SIGHT Group of the Year! The group was selected to receive this award because of their contributions to the IEEE SIGHT program: strengthening the SIGHT network, finding sustainable (economic, environmental, social) solutions, involving the beneficiary population in the planning and implementation of a project (actually two!), and completing all reporting and assessment requirements.
The group was awarded funding and began two different sustainable development projects, “Rehabilitation of additional solar home systems in Cerrito de Los Morreños, Ecuador” and “Nabón Network Project,” conducted workshops, held outreach activities, and hosted a Social Return on Investment workshop funded by the Humanitarian Activities Committee.
As a whole, the group has made a long-term positive impact in its local community, exhibiting constant dedication and commitment to furthering the IEEE SIGHT mission.
Congratulations Ecuador Section SIGHT! We are already looking forward to supporting your fabulous efforts in 2020.