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    Author: Jessica Wyndham
    Sponsored by:IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: August-2012
    Run Time: 1:00:00

    Engineers have a tradition of contributing in practical and meaningful ways to development, but seldom within the explicit framework of human rights. This webinar will explore what it means to adopt a human rights-based approach to engineering: the roles and responsibilities of engineers when designing and implementing projects, the opportunities to contribute to human rights through research and teaching, and the potential risks that engineering and technology pose to human rights, and how to manage such risks.

    Keywords: Humanitarian

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    Author: Meliza Mitra
    Sponsored by: IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Nov-2011
    Run Time: 60:00

    Abstract
    A one-hour Webinar on the challenges and risks towards becoming a techpreneur and how to overcome them. How does an open innovation space such as iHub assist a techpreneur in their journey?

    This webinar explains the issue of counterfeit drugs in emerging markets and about how Sproxil empowers consumers in the fight against fake drugs. Sproxil provides software and systems that capture market intelligence in emerging markets using cell phones. Our service provides automatic protection against counterfeiters. Brand and product pirates in emerging markets pose a significant risk to legitimate manufacturers, leading to brand degradation, decrease in sales, consumer purchasing apprehension and exposure to lawsuits. Sproxil has designed technology specifically for emerging markets. Using any cell phone, your customers can text message an item-unique code and get an instant response confirming your brand's genuineness. You can then send highly relevant targeted offers to your consumers right at the point of sale.

    Keywords: Humanitarian, counterfeit drugs, Sproxil, emerging markets

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    Author: Jessica Colaço
    Sponsored by: IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Feb-2011
    Run Time: 60:00

    Abstract
    A one-hour Webinar on the challenges and risks towards becoming a techpreneur and how to overcome them. How does an open innovation space such as iHub assist a techpreneur in their journey?

    This Webinar was presented by Jessica Colaço. Jessica is the Manager at iHub – Nairobi’s Tech Innovation Hub and a TEDGlobal Fellow 2009. She is a researcher and a Mobile Technology Evangelist in Kenya. She is the founder of Mobile Boot Camp Kenya Edition which was recently profiled on CNN Labs. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile Technology and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions.

    Keywords: Innovation , humanitarian

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    Author: van Stam, Gertjan
    Sponsored by: IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: October-2011
    Run Time: 60:00

    Abstract
    This Webinar explores the lessons learned from an initiative to bring Internet services to the Zambian village of Macha. Connecting rural communities in Africa is a challenge: communication and energy infrastructures are lacking while connectivity through satellite links is extremely expensive. In this webinar Gertjan van Stam of Macha Works discusses how internet access was engineered in Macha, and the obstacles encountered (logistics, finance, durability of equipment in harsh conditions, regulation issues etc.).

    Internet access has proved to be a significant tool to empower the local community to guide their own progress. Macha itself has evolved into a center of expertise with training, talent development, innovation and experimentation in the fields of engineering, agriculture, alternative energy, appropriate types of entrepreneurship, and novel approaches in ICT fitting the African context. Overall the approach appears successful and is now being scaled up to more villages in Zambia.

    Keywords: Africa , Humanitarian , rural internet access


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    Author:IEEE Intellectual Property Rights Office
    Sponsored by:IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Sep-2009
    Run Time: 30:00
    ECSA CPD (Category 1 - Development Activities): 1 - Includes study time

    Abstract
    This Copyright Tutorial has been designed to provide you with an overview of copyright laws, and will provide some insight to this important topic. Copyright is one of a group of intellectual property rights, or laws, that are intended to protect the interests of an author or copyright owner. In other words, these laws give an author/owner nearly exclusive control over the use of his/her work.This is an open access tutorial.

    Keywords: copyright , laws , owner , property rights

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    Author:IEEE Intellectual Property Rights Office
    Sponsored by:IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Sep-2009
    Run Time: 30:00

    Abstract
    This Tutorial will introduce you to the history of patents and their characteristics, and will offer useful advice to consider when applying for a patent.

    A patent is a grant by the government of exclusive intellectual property rights that allow a patent owner to stop others from taking advantage of the invention that is covered by the patent’s claims and supported by the patent’s specifications. This is an open access tutorial.

    Keywords: patents , patentsintellectual property

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    Author: IEEE Intellectual Property Rights Office
    Sponsored by:
    IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Sep-2009
    Run Time: 30:00

    Abstract
    This tutorial will help clarify plagiarism, how to avoid it when writing, and what to do upon discovering it in a submitted manuscript or published paper. This is an open access tutorial.

    Keywords: plagiarism

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    Author:IEEE Intellectual Property Rights Office
    Sponsored by:IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Sep-2009
    Run Time: 30:00

    Abstract
    This Tutorial has been designed to provide helpful information about trademarks.

    According to the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office, a trademark includes any word, name or symbol that identifies and distinguishes the goods or services of one entity from the goods or services of others.This is an open access tutorial.

    Keywords: patents , trademarks

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    Author:
    Marc van Den Homberg
    Sponsored by:IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Jan-2012
    Run Time: 1:00:00

    This webinar reveals how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can viably provide access to education, healthcare, agro-services or financial services to the billions of people living with less than a few dollars per day, also called the Base of the Pyramid. The webinar is based on a review of more than 280 initiatives found in developing countries worldwide. The webinar will provide insights to the 15 of the most ground breaking market-based business models with a proven scale and results on the ground, showing that ICT can be a lever improving the living standards of the BoP. The session will, however, also show that ICT is no silver bullet to development.

    Keywords: Communications technology , business models
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    Author: Sisul, Matthew
    Sponsored by:IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Feb-2012
    Run Time: 1:00:00

    This webinar will focus on the features of local service delivery of infrastructure projects in developing countries that ensure long term success and future development. In particular, how infrastructure is developed and implemented within the area as a service, the impact of external interventions and the framework for guiding decisions made during the planning, design, and implementation phases to promote sustainable, local infrastructure service delivery. Supporting case studies of current projects in Haiti and Kenya will be provided.

    Keywords: International development, infrastructure, sustainable design, humanitarian, service delivery, developing countries
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    Author:Max Froumentin
    Sponsored by: IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Dec-2010
    Run Time: 60:00

    Abstract
    Although more than half of the world population has a mobile phone, only a tiny fraction use browser-based mobile internet services. The rest, most of whom are in developing countries, aren't able to benefit from the huge potential of the Web. This presentation explains why and how the problem could be solved with current technology.

    This webinar was presented by Max Froumentin, Program Manager of the World Wide Web Foundation. Max joined the Web Foundation in June 2010. Prior to joining the Foundation, Max worked as Web Technology Specialist for Browser-maker Opera and video startup Joost. Previously, Max spent 6 years at the World Wide Web Consortium, leading activities such as Voice and Multimodal, and managing Working Groups such as MathML, XSL and Device Independence. Before joining W3C, Max worked as a computer science research associate at the University of Bath, UK. He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Lille, France.

    Keywords: humanitarian , mobile web , web technologies

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    Author: Vinny Lohan
    Sponsored by: IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Sept-2011
    Run Time: 60:00

    Abstract
    A one-hour Webinar that introduces participants to the organization, OneBeep and their mission. One Beep began as an entry to a competition known as Microsoft Imagine Cup. The aim of this competition was to use technology to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. OneBeep therefore focused on universal primary education and has developed way to send educational data over radio waves to impoverished communities. The team is made up of four final year undergraduates of the University of Auckland, who are studying Computer Systems and Electrical Engineering.

    Keywords: Humanitarian, education, educational technology

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    Author: Haas, Peter
    Sponsored by:IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Dec-2011
    Run Time: 1:00:00

    Abstract
    Peter Haas is the executive director of AIDG, which helps small and medium sized companies providing infrastructure related products and services for emerging markets. From 2004 to 2010 AIDG ran an R&D division working with universities and other engineering groups on developing new products for the other 90%. Results of this work got featured in Discover, NPR, wired and other news outlets This webinar will delve into product development for the poor, what works, what doesn't, and what are the common pitfalls?"

    Keywords: humanitarian, infrastructure, product development, emerging markets

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    Author: Christopher Hopper
    Sponsored by: IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: May-2011
    Run Time: 60:00

    Abstract
    The International Energy Agency estimates that by 2030 still over 1.2 billion people worldwide will not have access to electricity. The vast majority lives in rural areas in developing countries, where the extension of the national grid is often not feasible. Consequently there is often no plan in place to give the rural population access to electricity, which is fundamental to an acceptable quality of life. e.quinox, a student led charitable organization at Imperial College London, has spent the last years developing and testing sustainable electrification solutions for these areas. e.quinox’s model is based around central energy generation in an Energy Kiosk and decentralized distribution through Battery Boxes. Currently e.quinox is operating three Energy Kiosks in rural Rwanda, providing 400 households with access to electricity.

    Keywords: developing countries , humanitarian , sustainability

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    Author: Eugene Cloete
    Sponsored by: IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: July-2011
    Run Time: 60:00

    Abstract
    A combination of antimicrobial nanofibers and activated carbon were produced and evaluated in a portable point-of-use filter system. The antimicrobial nanofibers were fabricated by incorporating a biocide in a poly(vinyl) alcohol solution and electrospun onto tea sachet material.

    The effectiveness of the filter was evaluated by its stability in water and number of microorganisms filtered out. Viable cell numbers of Klebsiella pneumoniae Xen 39, Staphylococcus aureusXen 36, Escherichia coli Xen 14, Pseudomonas aeruginosa Xen 5 and Salmonella typhimurium Xen 26 were reduced by 8 logs after filtration. Bacterial numbers from a polluted river were reduced by 6 logs for up to 7 L of water filtrational though swelling of nanofibers was already observed after filtration of 5 L of water.

    The antimicrobial activity of the nanofibers was reduced after soaking in water for 24 h. This low-cost purification system provides a safe and practical means of water purification in areas with poor sanitation, especially in rural communities.

    Keywords: Humanitarian

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    Author: Johnson, Nathan
    Sponsored by:IEEE Humanitarian Ad-hoc Committee and IEEE Educational Activities
    Tutorial Level: Introductory
    Publication Date: Mar-2012
    Run Time: 1:00:00

    Over three billion people live in the rural areas of low- and middle-income countries. Often rural households have many unmet energy needs, including cooking, lighting, heating, transportation, and telecommunication. But how are these needs identified? How is the problem defined? And by what methods and metrics should energy options be compared? Answering these questions requires an understanding of the human, natural, and engineered systems that drive village energy dynamics.

    The first half of this webinar presents the results of a novel study of energy supply and use over a one-year period in an isolated rural village of 770 people in Mali. Quantitative data and narrative descriptions from this study portray village energy supply and use. Wood and electricity provide six vital functions that meet basic human needs, yet do so in very different ways.

    The second half of the webinar uses the Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables (HOMER) to investigate options to meet the power needs of off-grid rural villages similar to the village described in Mali. Originally developed through the Village Power Program at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, HOMER has over 70,000 users throughout the world.

    Keywords: Humanitarian