What is HAC?
The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) provides a suite of resources that inspire and enable IEEE volunteers around the world to carry out and support impactful humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities at the local level.
HAC focuses on raising awareness of how technically trained people can contribute, providing training for engagement in humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities, supporting and evaluating projects, and cultivating relationships and leveraging opportunities, so that IEEE can become a leader in the global sustainable development community. The committee reports to the IEEE Board of Directors.
HAC provides a scaffolding for humanitarian activities at IEEE.
HAC Alignment with the Primary Mission of IEEE
How HAC fits into the IEEE Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 and how it fit into the IEEE Strategic Plan 2015-2020:
Committee History and Members
The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) was launched in 2016 as a committee of IEEE reporting to the IEEE Board of Directors (BoD).
HAC is an outgrowth of the IEEE Humanitarian Ad Hoc Committee (HAHC) that was appointed at the end of 2011 by IEEE President Moshe Kam and finished in 2015 with the successful approval by the IEEE BoD of the HAC governance documents.
HAC and HAHC Chairs:
- Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan (2021)
- Kartik Kulkarni (2019 – 2020)
- Paul Cunningham (2018)
- Laura Edelson (2016 – 2017)
- Mike Lightner (2014 – 2015)
- Adrian Pais (2013)
- Amarnath Raja (2011 – 2012)