IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity // Villanova University, USA / October 23-26, 2024

IEEE SIGHT Workshop – GHTC 2016

IEEE SIGHT workshop: creating local impact for achieving the global internet inclusion

Saturday, October 15
8:00 – 9:30 am
Northwest 3

Jineet Doshi,
Mei Lin,
Holly S Brown,
Kartik Kulkarni

2016 is the year of the Internet for the World Bank and the year the US launched the Global Connect Initiative to connect 1.5 Billion to the Internet.  The IEEE-SIGHT and People Centered Internet will be conducting a workshop to introduce the global opportunities for all the IEEE members and OUs to work on Internet Inclusion for All, together with the World Bank, Social Impact Financing networks and the Internet Society, the World Economic Forum’s Internet for All initiative. The IEEE gathered 200 people in DC this month to develop a 4 year roadmap for bringing together local communities and technologists and engineers – to Connect to Thrive.

You will learn what is going on globally and how you can locally plug into the network to make a difference in your community or a community across the world that you want to contribute to. Learn what it takes to become part of the IEEE-hosted Internet Inclusion meetings which take place twice a year alongside the IMF/World Bank gatherings from now through 2020.


The Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) program is a network of IEEE volunteers around the globe that partner with underserved communities and local organizations to leverage technology for sustainable development.

In this participatory workshop, we will review the newly defined structure for the activities of our SIGHT groups to help increase the impact of our work. Starting 2016, each SIGHT group will have 4 requirements to remain active: EducationProjectCapacity building, and Self-assessment.

The participants will then brainstorm how to effectively contribute to the global internet inclusion mission, which People-Centered-Internet is spearheading, by co-creating a local roadmap of projects and activities that align with the SIGHT program’s 4 requirements.

IEEE SIGHT toolkit: