Announcing the 2020 MGA Achievement Award Recipients

On 21 November 2020, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board approved the recipient of the 2020 MGA Achievement Award:


Jenifer Castillo

Region 9 – Puerto Rico and Caribbean Section, USA

“For sustained and outstanding achievements in promoting Students, YP, and WIE membership development in Latin America and the Caribbean”

Albert Lysko

Region 8 – South Africa Section, South Africa

“For dedication and exemplary leadership in promoting, strengthening and proactively supporting IEEE activities and volunteerism at the local and global levels”

Suresh Nair

Region 10 – Kerala Section, India

“For exemplary leadership and outstanding contributions to the IEEE community by inspiring a generation of engineering professionals towards the vision of ethical advancement of technology for the benefit of humanity”

TEAM: Engineers Assisting Ventilator Maintenance project

Region 9 – Rio de Janeiro Section

“For engaging IEEE volunteers to work collaboratively with external institutions on a project that served the Rio de Janeiro area in fighting against COVID-19”

Amit Kumar

Region 10 – Hyderabad Section

“For exemplary leadership and distinguished contributions in promoting IEEE activities at the Section, Council, and Region levels”

Nia Kurnianingsih

Region 10 – Indonesia Section

“For organizing a successful regional Congress involving students, YP, WIE and LM, and excellent information management service to Region 10”


To recognize individuals, or a team, involved with MGA and its organizational units for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies), directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the MGA goals. This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years), but that has left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of regional operations.

The MGA Achievement Award is presented annually.