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Applications for Special Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) Chair Invited

The Section’s Special Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) committee was formed in November 2018 based on Section Vice-Chair Mona Ghassemian’s proposal at the Section AGM.

The committee aims to support IEEE members in the UK and Ireland to identify local societal challenges (e.g., loneliness, assisted living for disabled population, ageing population requirements, etc.) and propose opportunities in the sustainable development and humanitarian technology space. The SIGHT programme funds development of selected ideas.

The IEEE UK & Ireland SIGHT committee is looking for a new SIGHT Chair to support and coordinate its activities.  The Section SIGHT committee chair is responsible for engaging and guiding Section members to submit their proposals, liaising with the Region 8 SIGHT committee and reporting on activities during Section meetings.

To apply for this position, please indicate your interest by sending a short vision statement and CV to the Section Secretary (  to collate for the Section Chair, Mike Hinchey. All applications must be received by 12 noon on 20th August 2019. The Section Chair will interview and appoint the successful candidate.

All applicants will be notified on or before 12th September 2019.