COVID-19 Projects

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in an unprecedented manner, and as such, earlier this year HAC created a joint call with IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) Projects to support grassroots humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects that addressed the COVID-19 situation by IEEE members in their local communities. HAC/SIGHT received over 229 applications and awarded funding to 101 projects from 29 countries and 5 IEEE Regions. In addition, HAC/SIGHT are providing ongoing support to these projects through Communities of Practice (CoPs) around common thematic areas to increase project impact, as well as member engagement and professional development.

The CoPs are led by experienced IEEE volunteers who can facilitate information sharing between related projects and provide guidance and mentoring when needed. The following are the CoPs that have been formed:

  • Medical Device
  • ICT
  • PPE/Community Sensitization
  • Infection Control Device
  • Power/Water
  • Food Security

All project teams have been notified of the Message from IEEE on coronavirus COVID-19, particularly “We request that all members avoid conducting in-person activities in areas impacted by the coronavirus threat and instead maximize the use of our online and virtual alternatives.”


ROLLING SUBMISSION concluded on 15 September 2020

Call for Proposals

These materials are for reference only, as the Call is not currently active.

IEEE HAC & SIGHT Projects September 2020 Special Call for Proposals related to COVID-19

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