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Feature
Leading the Global Frontiers of IEEE Humanitarian Engineering and Technologies Programs
Through the lens of humanitarian technologies, HKN
members are equipped with the tools to transcend
traditional engineering boundaries, addressing real-world
challenges and affecting positive change on a global scale.
By embracing technological advancements that prioritize
social impact, HKN not only aligns with its founding
principles but also emboldens a generation of engineers
to channel their expertise toward creating solutions that
improve the human condition.
IEEE-HKN students are well positioned to engage with
humanitarian technologies through their affiliation with
the organization. By becoming members of IEEE SIGHT,
they gain access to a platform that empowers them to
translate their technical acumen into meaningful action.
This translates into forming SIGHT groups that function as
dynamic hubs for collaboration, driving the development
of projects that target critical societal issues. These projects,
guided by the principles of humanitarian technology, not
only showcase the practical applications of engineering but
also demonstrate the profound impact that technology can
have on underserved communities.
By fostering an environment that encourages the
exploration and implementation of innovative solutions
to global challenges, HKN instills in its members a sense
of purpose that extends beyond traditional academic
pursuits. In this way, the partnership between humanitarian
technologies and IEEE-HKN catalyzes a holistic approach
to engineering education that marries technical excellence
with social responsibility.
IX. Conclusion
This article has shed light on the transformative potential
of technology in addressing the world's most pressing
challenges, as encapsulated by the UN SDGs and the
urgency of climate change. IEEE's unwavering commitment
to fostering a culture of social responsibility within the
engineering community has yielded a rich tapestry of
innovative programs and initiatives such as HTB, SIGHT, ISV,
EPICS, and MOVE.
From the formation of SIGHT groups that champion
local solutions aligned with the SDGs, to the creation
of Humanitarian Technology education resources that
cultivate a new generation of environmentally conscious
engineers, the IEEE-Humanitarian Technologies Programs
stand as a testament to the organization's dedication to
making a positive impact on both people and the planet.
Furthermore, the collaboration between IEEE HTB, through
its diverse humanitarian programs, and IEEE-HKN fosters
a comprehensive approach to engineering education,
uniting technical proficiency with a strong sense of
social responsibility.
REFERENCES
[1] https://sdgs.un.org/goals/
[2] Jeffrey D. Sachs, Guillaume Lafortune, Grayson Fuller, and
Eamon Drumm, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2023:
Implementing the SDG Stimulus Includes the SDG Index and
Dashboards, Dublin University Press Dublin, Ireland, 2023.
[3] https://htb.ieee.org/
[4] https://sight.ieee.org/
[5] https://smartvillage.ieee.org/
[6] https://epics.ieee.org/
[7] https://move.ieee.org/
[8] https://empowerabillionlives.org/
[9] Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan and Preethi Krishnaswamy, " A Novel
technology based framework to address Global Humanitarian issues " ,
IEEE GHTC 2011.
[10] https://hkn.ieee.org/
[11] https://www.artificialintelligence-news.com/2020/08/28/how-canai-powered-humanitarian-engineering-tackle-the-biggest-threatsfacing-our-planet/
[12]
https://htb.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021_HAC_
AnnualReport.pdf
[13] https://htb.ieee.org/impact/ -Refer to 2022 IEEE HAC Annual report
[14] https://climate-change.ieee.org/
Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan is a
globally renowned technologist best known
for his technological innovations and
key leadership in delivering global-scale
humanitarian engineering and technology
programs. He is the founder and president
of " The Brahmam Innovations " , a global
program that delivers next generation
technology-based social innovations to
address sustainable development challenges. Sampath is the 2023
global president of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the top
global honor society of IEEE where he leads a portfolio of global
programs to advance technology to serve humanity. Sampath
served as the 2021-2022 HAC global chair and 2019-2020 IEEE
SIGHT chair, and led these programs to record-breaking growth
globally and partnerships in 160+ countries. He has delivered
500+ keynote/Tech talks in global forums & conferences. He made
significant leadership contributions to numerous global initiatives of
UN agencies, IEEE, and industry forums in the social innovation and
technology space.
Mohamed Essaaidi is the General Manager
of the Moroccan School of Engineering
Sciences (EMSI) Group, General Manager
(Since January 2023), Chief of Party of
Interactive Digital Center Morocco (Morocco's
XR training and innovation center, since
November 2020) and a Professor and past
Dean of ENSIAS School of Computer Science
of Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
(2011-2019), Past Director of International Cooperation at the
Ministry of General Affairs & Governance, Morocco (2019), and past
faculty member Science of Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetuan,
Morocco (1993-2011). He was IEEE IoT Global Cities Alliance, MEA
Chairman (2021-2022), IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Programs
Committee Chair and IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian
Activities Chair (2023), IEEE EAB Teaching Excellence Editorial Hub,
Member (2021-2022), and IEEE Public SafetyTechnology, Education
Chair (2022). He was the founder and past Chairman of the IEEE
Morocco Section (2005-2016), co-founder and chair of several IEEE
OUs in Morocco during the last two decades.
THE BRIDGE
https://sdgs.un.org/goals/ https://htb.ieee.org/ https://sight.ieee.org/ https://smartvillage.ieee.org/ https://epics.ieee.org/ https://move.ieee.org/ https://empowerabillionlives.org/ https://hkn.ieee.org/ https://www.artificialintelligence-news.com/2020/08/28/how-can-ai-powered-humanitarian-engineering-tackle-the-biggest-threats-facing-our-planet/ https://www.artificialintelligence-news.com/2020/08/28/how-can-ai-powered-humanitarian-engineering-tackle-the-biggest-threats-facing-our-planet/ https://www.artificialintelligence-news.com/2020/08/28/how-can-ai-powered-humanitarian-engineering-tackle-the-biggest-threats-facing-our-planet/ https://htb.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021_HAC_AnnualReport.pdf https://htb.ieee.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2021_HAC_AnnualReport.pdf https://htb.ieee.org/impact/-Referto2022IEEEHACAnnualreport https://climate-change.ieee.org/

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