1. IEEE Humanitarian Activities:
"IEEE Humanitarian Activities" are defined as activities by IEEE volunteers and staff members geared toward improving the quality of life for underserved populations through…
* Supporting the development, testing and dissemination of appropriate technology for the benefit of the target populations;
* Development of technology policy and business models that support affordable, scalable, sustainable and long term application of such appropriate technology solutions;
* Increasing awareness of professionals in engineering, technology and computing of the potential of their work to improve the standard of living of under-privileged populations, and encouraging them to increase efforts in this direction;
* Cooperating with all responsible organizations to develop and implement long term pertinent plans
* Participating in fundraising efforts for humanitarian activities.
1.2. Humanitarian Activities AdHoc Committee (HAHC):
Humanitarian Activities AdHoc committee (HAHC) will coordinate the activities of the SIGHTs globally. This committee will have the Chair and Members appointed by the IEEE President annually.
1.2.1 Charter of the HAHC
The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Ad Hoc Committee shall
1. Participate in inter-society partnerships and collaborations in the humanitarian arena, with focus on nurturing and growing the Engineering for Change (E4C) effort;
2. Develop a proposal to the Board on: IEEE's mission and vision in the humanitarian activities arena, administrative structure for IEEE's humanitarian activities past 2011, and funding of humanitarian activities in IEEE past 2011;
3. Develop and implement an information and dissemination plan: open, online platform including Open Source Digital Library (E4C), volunteer repository, global network of related programs (E4C), and webinars and other training and educational tools;
4. Merge and streamline work of previous related NIC programs in the humanitarian arena: Humanitarian Technology Network (HTN), Engineering for Change (E4C), and Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC);
5. Examine the role of other programs within the IEEE humanitarian activities umbrella, including activities of GEOSS and EPICS, and;
6. Administer IEEE mini-grants in collaboration with the IEEE New Initiatives Committee.
* Amarnath Raja, Chair
* Christopher Baker-Brian
* Karthik Kulkarni
* Adrian Pais
* Gertjan van Stam
* Peter W. Staecker
* Nirupama Prakash Kumar