A great first step is to link up with the IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) program. IEEE SIGHT is a global network of IEEE volunteers partnering with under-served communities & local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development. It is structured as a sub-committee of the HAC.
SIGHT encourages its members to form groups in order to effectively develop sustainable solutions that make a long term difference in the lives of people around them. SIGHT groups consist of at least six IEEE members who come together to learn about sustainable development, build relationships within their local communities, and implement SIGHT group projects that utilize technology to tackle key problems within the community. Non-IEEE members are welcome and encouraged to join their local SIGHT group. Groups can be formed at the professional or university level.
Find out more about becoming a SIGHT member, joining or forming a group, or becoming a community partner.
2020 IEEE SIGHT Steering Committee Applications - Apply by 30 October 2019
Apply to be on the 2020 IEEE SIGHT Steering Committee! SIGHT is looking for passionate volunteers eager to expand SIGHT’s reach and further its mission. Position descriptions for the four open roles on the 2020 SSC can be found in the Call for Applicants. Please apply using the SSC Application Form before 30 October 2019.
2019 IEEE SIGHT Awards - Submit by 4 November 2019
This year, the SIGHT Steering Committee (SSC) is piloting two program awards in order to recognize individuals and groups that have made outstanding contributions to IEEE SIGHT and a local underserved community. The SIGHT Volunteer of the Year award and SIGHT Group of the Year Award will be conferred upon recipients who have made a long-term, positive impact in the partner community and her or his SIGHT group, exhibiting constant dedication and commitment to furthering the IEEE SIGHT mission.
Have someone in mind for the SIGHT Volunteer of the Year Award? Review the criteria, fill out the Nomination Form, and submit by 4 November. Self-nominations are permitted.
The recipient of the SIGHT Group of the Year Award will be selected based upon the information provided in the annual Group survey.