Humanitarian Activities

Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee


The IEEE R8 Humanitarian Activities Committee (HuAC) is tasked with supporting the Board-endorsed vision of IEEE volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful humanitarian activities at the local level; i.e., “feet on the ground.”


The mission of R8 Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee (HuAC) 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.



2021 IEEE Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee members



John Funso Adebayo (Nigeria) – Past Chair

Abdullateef Aliyu (Nigeria) – Chair

Lavender Ndunya (Kenya) – Member

Fayrouz Fattoum (Tunisia) – Member, SAC Liasion

Manuel Ballesteros (Spain) – Corresponding member

Walid Bin Habib(Germany) – Corresponding member

Mohammad Ghaderzade (Iran) – Corresponding member




Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT)


In recent years, IEEE has placed great emphasis on Humanitarian Technology Activities, instituting the Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) in 2011. As part of a strategic effort toward member engagement, HAHC has instituted a program called Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT).

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Engineering for change (E4C)



ENGINEERING FOR CHANGE is a hybrid organization with three integrated arms: An online academy, innovation lab, and a media platform. But at our essence, we are a community that believes engineering can change the world.


E4C’s mission is to improve the lives of underserved communities by better preparing the global development workforce, optimizing the solutions development cycle, and ensuring public health and safety.

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