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.



2022 IEEE Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee members


Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee

  • Chair: Abdulateef Aliyu (Nigeria)
  • Members:
    • Past Chair: John Funso Adebayo (Nigeria)
    • Lavender Ndunya (Kenya)
    • SAC Liasion: Fairouz Fattoum (Tunisia)
  • Corresponding members:
    • Manuel Ballesteros (Spain)
    • Heba Qadoomi (Jordan)
    • Miriam Cunningham (UK & Ireland)
    • Walid Bin Habib (Germany)
  • Corresponding members – ex officio:
    • IEEE Humanitarian Activities: Simay Akar
    • IEEE Humanitarian Activities: Herbert Lwanga


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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Important Links

Humanitarian Voices [HV] : Make your Affinity Group visible, complete our  form today


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IEEE SIGHT Membership: Become an IEEE SIGHT member form a SIGHT Group <> to assess needs in your local community, apply for financial resources, and implement a sustainable technological solution; volunteer on a Committee; or help share these opportunities with others who may be interested.


IEEE Learning Resources: HAC and SIGHT also offer free, online resources on the IEEE Learning Network (ILN)  and SIGHT website <> to equip participants with a basic understanding of humanitarian technology and sustainable development topics.