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Building and Sustaining Humanitarian Technological Initiatives

December 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The (https://htb.ieee.org/) Ad Hoc Committee on SIGHT Best Practices is cooperating with a number of IEEE OUs including IEEE SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT, IEEE Philadelphia Section SIGHT, IEEE Bahrain Section SIGHT, IEEE Karachi SIGHT and (https://www.ieee-ukandireland.org/chapters/society-on-social-implications-of-technology/) to organise this Lecture as part of a Series of Best Practice Lectures. IEEE Members, SIGHT Members, SSIT Members as well as non-IEEE Members are invited to (https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/387235) and participate. IEEE Members should include their IEEE Membership Number when registering. This Webinar will take place online at 9am Eastern Time / 2pm GMT on Monday 11 December. Click (https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Building+and+Sustaining+Humanitarian+Initiatives&iso=20231211T09&p1=179&ah=1https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Building+and+Sustaining+Humanitarian+Initiatives&iso=20231211T09&p1=179&ah=1). Registered participants will be provided with the link prior to the event. FOCUS Technical focused Humanitarian initiatives leveraging appropriate use of technology can have a great impact especially in developing countries and under-represented communities. Some examples of technological projects in this context include supporting uptake of technical education, health care, energy production, water monitoring and basic city infractures. Early prototypes may help to showcase the impact of such a project, but also to fill the gap between the technology designs and the real population’s needs in terms of technological solutions. It is necessary to pave the way from needs, design, gahering financial support and prototyping to real implementation and sustainability. Dr Nikar Rokbani will share experiences from deploying technological solutions addressing community needs in Tunisia based on leveraging IEEE resources, volunteers, with a focus on educational programs and technology for health programs. Speaker(s): Dr Nizar Rokbani, Agenda: 9am – 9:40am ET / 2pm – 2:40pm GMT Introduction and Presentation 9:40 – 10am ET / 2:40pm – 3pm GMT Discussion, Q&A Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/387235


December 11, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am