Sustainable Project Design

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In humanitarian projects, it is necessary to consider the project’s impact on the local community holistically, in addition to industry and business measures. It is crucial to remember any humanitarian activity’s goal is to promote the community’s welfare, and this goal supersedes the specific objectives set for the project.

This courses focuses on the planning that happens in the early stages of project design, and specifically on sustainable and humanitarian practices in project management. The initial phases of planning a project are crucial to its eventual success, and can set the project on the right track if completed thoughtfully and with humanitarian goals and frameworks in mind. Also covered are general best practices in participatory project design, problem analysis, and resources analysis.

This is the fifth module of the Humanitarian Technology and Sustainable Development at IEEE curriculum. We recommend you complete the first four courses in the curriculum before beginning in order to build upon the foundation of information.


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IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC)

The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) provides a suite of resources that inspire and enable IEEE volunteers around the world to carry out and/or support impactful humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities at the local level.

HAC focuses on raising awareness of how technically trained people can contribute, providing training for engagement in humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities, supporting and evaluating projects, and cultivating relationships and leveraging opportunities, so that IEEE can become a leader in the global sustainable development community. The committee reports to the IEEE Board of Directors.

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IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT)

IEEE SIGHT is a global network of IEEE volunteers partnering with under-served communities & local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development.

Audience: Volunteers who are interested in learning about sustainable development and applying their technical skills by getting involved in humanitarian and sustainable development projects.

Publication Year: 2020

Sustainable Project Design
  • Course Provider: IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee
  • Course Number: HAC005
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH