Humanitarian Technology and Sustainable Development at IEEE
This curriculum equips participants with a basic understanding of humanitarian technology and sustainable development, and how these concepts are different from aid, charity, and disaster relief. It outlines the need for holistic analysis of existing systems, instructs on the principles of community engagement, and covers the role of appropriate technology in sustainable development.
This curriculum includes the following courses:
- Introduction to Sustainable Development
- Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Humanitarian and Sustainable Development Activities
- Community Engagement in Sustainable Development Projects
- Humanitarian Technology for Sustainable Development
- Sustainable Project Design
- Project Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Learning about these topics will provide a strong foundation about humanitarian technology and sustainable development, and will better prepare you to conduct a related activity or project. Tailored for busy IEEE members, each module should take only 20 - 30 minutes to complete. Courses may be taken individually, but as content from previous courses is frequently referenced, it is recommended to complete the curriculum in the order listed.
This curriculum is brought to you by the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) and the IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT).
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. HAC.ieee.org
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. SIGHT.ieee.org
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