IEEE SIGHT Best Practices Lecture Series

Event Description

The IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board Ad Hoc Committee on SIGHT Best Practices is cooperating with a number of IEEE OUs including IEEE SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT, IEEE Philadelphia Section SIGHT, IEEE Bahrain Section SIGHT, IEEE Karachi SIGHT and IEEE UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter to organize a series of lectures over the coming months.

All are invited to register and participate. IEEE Members should include their IEEE Membership Number when registering.

Registered participants will receive the link to the meeting in advance by email.

  • Good Practices from Robotics for Equality and Democracy Project Tunisia, 17 May

This Webinar will take place online at 10am Eastern Time / 3pm GMT+1 on Wednesday 17 May.

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Dr Nizar Rokbani, Tunisia is presenting “Good Practices from Robotics for Equality and Democracy Project Tunisia“.

Robotics for Equality and Democracy is a STEM and educational robotics program deployed in Tunisia public schools as a partnership between a local IEEE SIGHT Tunisia Chapter and the academic inspection for primary education of Dar Chaabane II, Nabeul, Tunisia republic. This lecture will describe the program implementation’s main steps covering alignment with local educational system policies and regulations, the educator’s training, the organization of the learner’s activities and their assessments based on a project based methodology. The IEEE STEM portal and the Try-Engineering lesson plans were the main resources used to build the teaching/training materials. The program was initially developed as extracurricular clubs, before being adopted for curricula activities for technology education.

  • Empowering Women for Sustainable Climate Resilience

14 June 2023, 10:00 ET / 3pm GMT+1

Prof. Parkash Lohana, Usman Institute of Technology, Pakistan is presenting “Empowering Women for Sustainable Climate Resilience“.

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Climate change and disasters are major challenges in most Asia Pacific regions. It is deeply shaping the lives of communities, women are extremely sensitive to these changes given their lack of access to essential resources such as land, finance, or information, and also affects food security, nutrition, clean water, health, and livelihood.

In particular, remotely habitant women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and other disadvantaged groups bear the brunt of climate change due to the social inequalities that limit them. Climate change, in turn, widens the social and economic space, trapping communities in a vicious circle.

This webinar will focus on how women can be empowered to tackle climate change, using their knowledge, skills, and abilities to adapt and mitigate climate change.

  • The Impact of Energy Efficiency on Low Resource Environments

06 July 2023 10am ET / 3pm GMT+1

Dr. Hanan M. Albuflasa, University of Bahrain is presenting “The Impact of Energy Efficiency on Low Resource Environments“.

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In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the important role energy efficiency can play in addressing humanitarian challenges and improving the lives of vulnerable populations. This has led to increased efforts to promote energy efficiency solutions tailored to humanitarian settings’ specific needs and contexts. In this seminar, we will explore how energy efficiency can improve humanitarian conditions and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing energy efficiency measures in these contexts.

Recordings of Past Best Practice Lectures

28 March 2023, Miriam Cunningham, IST-Africa Institute, Ireland (IEEE Humanitarian Technology Board Ad Hoc Committee on SIGHT Best Practices Chair, UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter Chair) presented “Co-designing Ethical Interventions in Resource Constrained Environments“.


17 April 2023, Dr. Pritpal Singh, Villanova University, USA presented “Avoiding a Graveyard of Solar Panels: How to make Solar Electric Systems Sustainable“.


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