The mission of R10 Humanitarian Technology Activities (HTA) committee is to inspire professionals and engineers to become socially responsible and be engaged in developing technological solutions, which are cost effective and sustainable; improve living conditions and livelihood of people thus making a difference in peoples’ lives.
The goals of the HTA 2021 Committee are given in the following.
- Promote engineering and technology for the development of solutions to humanitarian problems through competition and conference.
- Encourage R10 Sections and individuals to work in the area of Humanitarian Technology.
- Enhance visibility of HTA and give recognition to significant humanitarian work and projects done by R10 members.
In order to meet the above goals, HTA Committee plans to conduct the following activities in 2021.
- Organize events/activities and provide resources to promote engineering and technology in the area of Humanitarian Technology for R10 members.
- Competition: Region 10 HTA Highlight Video Contest
- Conference: Humanitarian Technology Conference (HTC)
- Humanitarian Technology Projects Support Fund for R10 Sections (TENHOPE2021)
- Creation of a platform and help sections to organize activities in order to encourage Sections to work in the HT and also increase the visibility of R10 HTA to global.
- Provide sections guidelines, volunteers training and resources to establish/active SIGHT in their section and organize major HTA activities
- Support sections and help them to include HT track in major R10 flagship conferences and major events in local.
- network of IEEE volunteers around the globe and local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development.
- Implement and administer 2 categories of awards to recognize significant work and projects done by R10 HAC.
- R10 Outstanding Section Award for Humanitarian Technology Activity
- R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award for Humanitarian Technology Activity
These awards will give recognition to significant humanitarian work and projects done by R10 members. It is also expected to encourage Sections and individuals to work in the area of HT.