This inter-disciplinary conference series focused on showcasing challenges, success stories, lessons learnt, case studies and technological innovation related to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ICT4D and the application of Humanitarian Technologies (including Disaster Relief and Disaster Recovery) and facilitating engagement by stakeholders from the public, private, education and research and societal sectors around the world.
We placed a particular emphasis on facilitating participation and sharing of experiences by key stakeholder groups from low and lower middle-income countries as well as low resource communities.
The IEEE IHTC 2021 Program incorporated a mix of plenary presentations, thematic sessions and workshops.
Plenary Presentations focused on sharing insights into ICT4D and Humanitarian Technology related activities currently being supported across IEEE and in particular Regions 7, 8 and 9.
Thematic sessions focused on sharing results related to the appropriate use of technology in the areas of agriculture, disaster mitigation, energy, education, healthcare, supporting integration of refugees and water and sanitation.
Workshops shared insight into ethical considerations in technology implementation and artificial intelligence and a comprehensive approach to rural electrification processes.
The IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference is a Multi-Regional Conference Series rotating between R7 (Canada), R8 (Africa, Europe and Middle East), and R9 (Latin America and Caribbean).