IEEE Smart Village Named a Finalist in UN-DESA Grant

November 21, 2017 | 4:44 pm

$1M Award granted to one organization per year

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, or DESA, recognized IEEE Smart Village as a finalist in its 2017 “Powering the Future We Want,” grant cycle. The UN program selects one winner every year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbpvY9K4cOA <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbpvY9K4cOA>   The award was announced at a ceremony on November 21st at the United Nations Headquarters in … Continue reading IEEE Smart Village Named a Finalist in UN-DESA Grant

Lingshed Village Enjoys Electrification

October 29, 2017 | 5:43 pm

Monastery featured in NatGeo program celebrates 1 year of electricity

Its been a little more than a year since the Lingshed Monastery was energized by the Global Himalayan Expedition and IEEE Smart Village.  This village was featured in a National Geographic program, BreakThrough: Power to the People http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/breakthrough-series/episodes/power-to-the-people/ which aired in June, 2017.  The villagers have now setup the Himalayan Innovation Centre (HIC) at Lingshed School … Continue reading Lingshed Village Enjoys Electrification

IEEE Smart Village at GHTC 2017

October 29, 2017 | 5:06 pm

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference San Jose, CA Oct. 19, 2017

Several IEEE Smart Village leaders led discussions at the 2017 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in San Jose, CA. Now in its 7th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.

IEEE Smart Village Supports New Solar Ventures in India

June 28, 2017 | 9:12 am

By Monica Rozenfeld When Tara McCartney first learned about IEEE Smart Village more than a year ago, ISV was just investigating possibilities in India. McCartney understood the country’s infrastructure and policy challenges as the founder, in 2013, of United for Hope, a nongovernmental organization that helps people in rural communities access clean water and electricity, … Continue reading IEEE Smart Village Supports New Solar Ventures in India

Half Marathon, Full Support!

June 28, 2017 | 8:42 am

While the electrical energy we generate comes from the sun, a group of ISV volunteers generated support for our programs with their muscles! IEEE staff and volunteers running on behalf of the IEEE Foundation raised more than $7k leading up to the annual Rutgers Half- Marathon Run, which took place on April 9, 2017.  

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