Government & Policy

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    How to Build Trust in the Internet of Medical Things and Wearables?

    In today’s healthcare ecosystem, there are millions of connected wireless medical devices powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and biosensors that monitor and deliver life-saving treatment for patients. Found in, on, or around the patient and running autonomously in real-time, these connected devices collect critical data to help the…

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    How Can We Use ICT Standards For Sustainable Development?

    What is Sustainable Development? Why is it Important? Sustainable development is a development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. When considering and discussing sustainability, people often first think of the environment – saving energy, reducing carbon footprints,…

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    Leveraging Global Standards in Policy Making: Interviewing an IEEE GEPS Representative

    IEEE Standards have long been leveraged by the public sector around the world as powerful instruments to support public policy initiatives, provide modern infrastructure, and advance humanity. To help governments better understand and utilize IEEE standards and related services, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) has the IEEE Government Engagement…

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    2020 IEEE SA Standards Fellowship Program: Join The Global Community

    Every year, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) welcomes staff from national/regional standards bodies or affiliated government ministries to join its Standards Fellowship Program, which happens alongside the IEEE SA Standards Board (SASB) meeting series. The program facilitates ongoing interaction and cooperation between IEEE SA and the participating National/Regional Standards Bodies/Government…

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    SDGs and Personal Sovereignty: Digital Trust in the Algorithmic Age

    In the wake of COVID-19, with increased need for location tracking and the sharing of biometric and medical data to combat the pandemic, a dialogue has emerged in governmental, commercial, and civil societies debating the balance between personal privacy and the protection of the public. Calls for personal data sovereignty–the…

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    New Standard Will Help Nations Accelerate Digital Literacy and Digital Skills Building

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global rush towards the digital transformation of nearly all aspects of daily life.  Given the pace of these changes, digital literacy and digital skills have become a mandatory part of education and training for all people. It is critical for nations to rapidly…

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    WSIS Forum 2020: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through ICTs

    Information and communication technologies (ICTs) form the backbone of today's digital economy, with an enormous potential to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve people's lives in fundamental ways—from providing access to education resources and healthcare, and fostering digital services and inclusion, to making communities…

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    Advancing Technology for Sustainable Development

    Right alongside sound strategy and nimble resource mobilization, innovative implementation of existing and emerging technologies is one of the essentials of sustainable development worldwide. There is substantial excitement around information and communications technologies (ICTs) and other innovations as valuable tools for achieving so many of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development…

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    IEEE SA Standards Fellowship Program Goes Local in India


    Building on the success of its annual year-end IEEE SA Standards Fellowship program held alongside the IEEE Standards Board (SASB) meeting series at IEEE’s headquarters, for the first SASB meeting of the year in New Delhi, India, IEEE SA went local. From 2-6 March 2020, IEEE SA invited national standards…

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    Raising Standards for Renewables Integration in Ghana

    It started with an interaction at an IEEE conference a little more than a year ago. An engineer from the Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd. stopped by the IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) booth. We talked about his country’s energy landscape and goals, and we talked about IEEE standards and…

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