Daily Archives: 21 September 2022

WIE/WIP Panel at Power Africa Conference 2022

Collaborative engagement in advancing STEM education in the power sector

Tremendous work and deliberate efforts have been put in place to promote the engagement of Women in Engineering and Women in Power globally. This continues to bear fruit as we have witnessed improved statistics, engagement, and progress in the aspects of work-life balance, breaking barriers of gender biases and representation in executive positions across the sectors.


However, there is room for improvement, while at the same time encouraging the younger generations to invest their time, careers, and research in STEM. Early mentorship of students from primary to university/tertiary levels through scholarships, internships and employment opportunities, play a pivotal role in supporting the education sector. It is essential to incorporate the intentional engagement of industry into the STEM academia to spark progress in key decision-making sectors and drive policy.


This panel seeks to deliberate on the existing opportunities in the power sectors and engineering that encourages the continuous engagement of STEM education and the current structures across the region that supports such engagement.


The panelists’ bios can be viewed on: https://ieee-powerafrica.org/women-in-engineering/


WIE Track at IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professionals Congress 2022

IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professionals Congress 2022 held in Tunis, Tunisia, from the 3rd to 7th of August. All participants has the opportunity to connect with each other but also to explore new opportunities and meet with the representatives from the various IEEE Region 8 Committees. IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering had a strong representation, through a full WiE track which consisted of:


Opening Ceremony Keynote:
Overall view of the WIE program and information, WIE team and details of the WIE track at the SYP Tunisia.
Please find the slides in this link.
Speaker: Wafa ben Hmida


Session: What does keystroke dynamics tell us about emotion and how AI can intuitively humanize computer interaction?
Speaker: Ilham Kallel
Abstract: Does keystroke dynamics tell us about emotions? and how Artificial Intelligence can intuitively humanize computer interaction?


Keynote 1:

Session: Managing a career along with a successful volunteer journey

Speaker: Margaretha Eriksson


– Why Volunteering is a career booster at work

– What you learn as a volunteer and how to use that knowledge at in life and at work

– How to chose your volunteering activities to support your professional development as leader and manager

– How volunteering makes you a better manager and leader


After the workshop you will know how to align your volunteering activities and work career to become a successful engineer and leader.


Keynote 2:

Session: Technology Challenges and Market Demand

Speaker: Samina Husain

Abstract: This presentation will review market demands, and the challenges and opportunities they present.  It will cover subjects from the home to the streets, such as viewing time of broadcast TV and the potential use of Autonomous Vehicles.  How are these technologies being used? What is their future landscape? How does IEEE play a role?

The workshop will also include an open Q/A and discussion session with the audience.




2022-October – Cairo

This page contains information about the 119th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting to be held in Cairo, Egypt, from Saturday 15 October 2022 to Sunday 16 October 2022.


Meeting agenda




18:00–19:30 Welcome reception: Egypt Section presentation and a cocktail, Cairo Marriott

19:30–20:00 Walk (5 min) to the boat on the Nile next to Marriott

20:00–22:00 Dinner on the boat Nile Maxim Restaurant cruising 2 hours on the Nile


08:00–17:30 Region 8 Committee meeting, Day 1. Aida Ballroom

13:05-14:05 Lunch. Almaz

18:00–18:30 Bus transfer to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

18:30–20:00 Visit of the museum exhibition and Pharaohs mummies (the golden parade)

20:00–23:00 Gala Dinner at the Museum garden with Awards Ceremony


08:00–13:15 Region 8 Committee meeting, Day 2. Aida Ballroom

13:30–14:30 Lunch. Omar’s Cafe


08:00–12:00 Giza Pyramids visit (optional)



Meeting Streaming

Network connection at Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

Network: MarriottBonvoy_Conference
Password: 526356

Invitation for Region8 Section Chairs, OpCom members, and Committee Chairs