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Participants Sought for Humanitarian Technology Challenge Conference 1-2 June in Washington, DC

16 April – The Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC), a partnership between IEEE and the United Nations Foundation designed to bring together technical professionals and humanitarians to develop technological solutions for pressing challenges facing humanity, is seeking participants for its June conference in Washington, DC. 

The conference, scheduled for 1-2 June, is the first of a series of meetings (in-person as well as online) where participants will be engaged in the solution development process for three initial challenges.  The following challenges were identified by focus groups composed of representatives from ten humanitarian organizations:

  • Reliable Electricity – Availability of power for electronic devices
  • Data Connectivity of Rural District Health Offices -- Capability of exchanging data among remote field offices and central health facilities.
  • Patient ID Tied to Health Records – Maintain consistent patient records, including when patients visit different clinics and when they relocate.

The program will begin the afternoon of 1 June with a keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion among select humanitarians and technologists. A networking reception will be held in the evening.  2 June will be a full-day working session for those who will be active participants in the solution development process for the identified challenges.

For more information, learn more about HTC or contact project manager Harold Tepper.

Register for the conference.  (Note: space is limited)