IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee Participatory Workshop


This participatory workshop organized by the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) will provide an opportunity to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with developing, adapting and deploying technology in resource-constrained environments at home and abroad. It will provide an opportunity to reflect on socio-cultural, ethical and process related issues that need to be considered and provide a platform for participants to discuss their perspectives and experiences. 

This free workshop is open to IEEE ISTAS 2018 conference delegates and other stakeholders interested in sustainable development and humanitarian technology related activities. Pre-registration is required. 

It is organized within the program of IEEE ISTAS 2018, which takes place at the School of Engineering and Applied Science of The George Washington University, 800 22nd Street, NW, Washington, D.C.  For more information on the context and ISTAS 2018 porgram, please visit

  Date and Time




  • Date: 14 Nov 2018
  • Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 800 22nd Street, NW
  • The George Washington University
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Building: School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Room Number: Lehman Auditorium
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  • Starts 20 October 2018 03:30 PM
  • Ends 12 November 2018 03:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Paul Cunningham of IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee


Paul Cunningham is the 2018 Chair of the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee. 



This participatory workshop will be moderated by Paul Cunningham, Chair, IEEE HAC and will cover the following topics:


1. Welcome and tour de table

Each participant will briefly introduce themselves and sustainable development related activities they are involved in


2. Overview of IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) and SIGHT Activities


3. Role of Collaborative Open Innovation in Sustainable Development Projects


4.  Group Work


5. Ethical Considerations


6. Group Work 


A series of short presentations will provide the context for group work. Each sub-group will then present their findings to the whole group.


This workshop is relevant to those already involved in Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology related activities as well as those interested in getting more involved in this area.