International Humanitarian Technology Project Competition (IHTPC 2017)

International Humanitarian Technology Project Competition (IHTPC 2017) is going to be held within the 5th IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC) on 23 December 2017 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. IHTPC-2017 is financially sponsored by IEEE Humanitarian Activity Committee (HAC) and organized by IEEE Bangladesh Section and hosted by Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, BUET. It has offered 3,000 USD Award/Travel-Grants to encourage more and more humanitarian technology projects. The objectives of this project competition are:

  1. Encourage and inspire local along with International volunteers for IEEE humanitarian activities and projects.
  2. Exchange relevant knowledge, expertise and experience
  3. Recognize good projects/activities
  4. Leveraging humanitarian project plan by providing the necessary source of funding and technological help

The contest aims at orienting young minds towards identifying community problems and developing substantial pragmatic solutions that are supposed to be impactful and applicable. The principal objective of this challenge is to inspire young professionals and engineers to become socially responsible and be engaged in developing reliable solutions which can be proven cost effective and efficient; to improve living conditions of common people; thus making a significant change in people’s lives. Keeping similarity with IEEE R10 HTC the theme of this year’s competition has been set to “Smart Technologies for Humanities ”.

Program Committee

Program Chair:
Prof. Shaikh A. Fattah
Professor , Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Chair (2015 and 2016), IEEE Bangladesh Section
Nominations and Appointments Chair (2017), IEEE Bangladesh Section
General Chair, 5th IEEE R10 (Asia Pacific) Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10HTC) 2017


Program Co-Chair:
Prof. Dr. Celia Shahnaz
Professor, Department of EEE, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2017 Communications Chair, IEEE SIGHT steering Committee
2017 IEEE PES Women in Power (WiP) IEEE Region 10 Regional representative
General Co- Chair, 5th IEEE R10 (Asia Pacific) Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10HTC) 2017


Program Coordinator:

Mohammad Zakaria Haider
Humanitarian Activities Coordinator , IEEE Bangladesh Section
Publicity Chair, 5th IEEE R10 (Asia Pacific) Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10HTC) 2017


Organizing Committee :
Raihan Ur Rashid , Executive Committee Member , IEEE Bangladesh Section HAC
Nafiz Imtiaz Sayan , Executive Committee Member , IEEE Bangladesh Section HAC
Abdul Al Azmain , Executive Committee Member , IEEE Bangladesh Section HAC
Tasnim Binte Shawkat , Executive Committee Member , IEEE Bangladesh Section HAC


Publication :
Wordh Ul Hasan , Executive Committee Member , IEEE Bangladesh Section HAC

SOME PHOTOS FROM IHTPC 2017