HAC Projects funding enables IEEE members and organizational units (OUs) to accomplish one or more of the following strategic priorities through projects around the world:
- Scale up proven IEEE SIGHT or other IEEE humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects;
- Provide IEEE’s technical expertise to well-vetted external humanitarian/sustainable development organizations for a specific project;
- Collaborate across OUs and/or IEEE programs to undertake major humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in an unprecedented manner, and as such, HAC/SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) are focusing efforts on a Call for Proposals to support IEEE member grassroots humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects that utilize technology to address the COVID-19 situation. For more information, see IEEE HAC/SIGHT Projects Call for Proposals Focused on COVID-19 Response.