IEEE GOLD hosts monthly webinars on topics ranging from professional development to technical knowledge to humanitarian initiatives. These webinar sessions are presented by experts in their fields, recorded for on-demand viewing, and offered to the IEEE GOLD community as a member benefit.
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by Dr. R.A. Mashelkar
Gandhian Engineering, describes how to get more from less for more and more people of the world. This style of engineering stems from the application of a combination of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideologies of the earth providing enough to satisfy the needs of men, rather than the greed of men and prizing every invention of science that benefits all of humanity.
Innovation in Emerging Regions
by Dr. Nicholas Chevrollier
From new applications on mobile phones that monitor elections or track diseases to solutions that provide clean and safe energy, innovation is everywhere in emerging regions (e.g. Africa, India). New products are being designed, new types of organizations have emerged, and novel business models are invented to address the needs of people in these regions.
IEEE offers a variety of webinars for members and the public. The IEEE Foundation recently launched a new series on humanitarian technology webinars. Motivated by IEEE’s core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, this powerfully engaging webinar series is focused on applying technology to solve the world’s most pressing humanitarian and development challenges.
Webinars are presented by renowned individuals in the field, and highlight new technologies, business models, and social entrepreneurship initiatives that help improve the livelihoods of the underprivileged. Focusing on the four major infrastructural needs for development (water, energy, transport and communication) and a variety of application areas (health, education, agriculture and innovation), the IEEE hopes to stimulate the growth of a worldwide community that places priority on developing technology for sustainable human prosperity.
The inaugural webinar topic is "Mobile Web Technologies for the Developing World," presented by Max Froumentin, Program Manager of the World Wide Web Foundation.
This webinar is scheduled for 8 December 2010 at 15:00 GMT, 10:00 EST.
Following this inaugural webinar, IEEE will host Jessica Colaco, TED Fellow, for a humanitarian technology webinar, "Innovation in Nairobi," held during the week of 17 January 2011.
Additional webinars are in development - please visit http://humanitarian.ieee-elearning.org for future topics and speakers.