IEEE Smart Village

Empowering energy impoverished communities by delivering sustainable electricity, educational services and enterprise development.

IEEE Smart Village

IEEE Smart Village (ISV) provides sustainable energy and access to educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in energy-impoverished communities around the world. By bringing together engineers, educators, volunteers, and donors, seed funding and expert guidance is provided to in-community entrepreneurs who develop and sustain clean, renewable energy systems, implement impactful community-based education programs, and operate viable enterprises. The three-pillar approach of ISV is energy + education + entrepreneurship = community transformation.

IEEE Smart Village (ISV) provides sustainable energy and access to educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in energy-impoverished communities around the world. By bringing together engineers, educators, volunteers and donors, seed funding and expert guidance is provided to in-community entrepreneurs who develop and sustain clean, renewable energy systems, implement impactful community-based education programs, and operate viable enterprises. The three-pillar approach of ISV is energy + education + entrepreneurship = community transformation.

190+

projects incubated worldwide

6,000+

PV solar panels installed

1.35+

million people in people in 18 countries lives transformed

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Honoring Her Father’s Legacy

Janet E. Saad began donating to the IEEE Foundation in 2014 to honor her father’s memory and long-standing relationship with the organization. Janet’s father, Ted Saad, was a pioneer in…

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IEEE Foundation Marks a Golden Occasion

A Message from Ralph Ford, IEEE Foundation President Today, 16 February  2023, thanks to its unwavering purpose, strong execution, and generous donors and volunteers, the IEEE Foundation celebrates five decades…

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IEEE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Philanthropic Partner of IEEE Marks Half a Century of Global Social Impact Through Technology and Education Piscataway, NJ, February 16, 2023 –  The IEEE Foundation announces the celebration of its…

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