Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT)

IEEE SIGHT is a global network of IEEE volunteers, supported by local organisations and in collaboration with under-served communities. SIGHT encourages its members to learn about sustainable development, build relationships within their local communities, and implement SIGHT group projects that utilise technology to tackle key problems within the community. Its objective is developing effective sustainable solutions to make long-term impacts on the lives of people around them. Both IEEE members and non-IEEE members are encouraged to join their local SIGHT groups.

IEEE SIGHT Switzerland was founded in April 2020. As a new SIGHT group, we strive to address the key aspects of the UN SDGs, and align our best capacities to achieve these goals through prospective SIGHT projects. Our approach is that of co-creation in, for, and with the local communities on a need-based and value-driven ground. Our vision is to bring substantive positive forces for change to the local communities we work with, enabling and empowering them through the potential power of humanitarian technology.

We warmly welcome project initiatives within the IEEE SIGHT framework. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from and to working with you!

Dr. Ning Wang | Biomedical Ethics and Law


Research Group Leader, University of Zurich

Founding Chair, IEEE SIGHT Switzerland


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