IEEE & NEPAD Collaboration Webinar

How Standards Advance Technology for Humanity

Presented by IEEE Standards Association

17 November 2017
12:00 p.m. UTC | 14:00 p.m. SAST

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On 17 November 2017, join IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Global Engagement and Technology Team members for a one hour webinar highlighting a new collaboration between IEEE and New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). This collaboration comes following both organizations entering into a Memorandum of Understanding in May 2017.

The webinar will cover topics of interest identified by both organizations around how standards are a tool for economic growth, how stakeholders on the African continent can engage in IEEE standardization, what key IEEE standards initiatives exist on ICT and Smart Grid. In addition, there will be a focus on programs that enable the education about standards at the university level and engagement programs for government stakeholders.

Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • The benefits of IEEE standards
  • How to adopt IEEE standards internationally
  • Engaging with IEEE in Africa
  • How IEEE programs help governments
  • IEEE Standards Education, and how to include technical standards into curricula
  • IEEE Energy standards, including renewables and smart grid
  • IEEE ICT standards

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is a leading consensus-building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies, bringing together a broad range of individuals and organizations to facilitate standards development.

The NEPAD Agency is a technical implementing agency of the African Union. It facilitates and coordinates the development of NEPAD’s continent-wide programs and projects, mobilizes resources, and engages the global community, regional economic communities and member states in the implementation of these programs and projects.



Sri Chandra Sri Chandra, Senior Director, Standards and Technology

Sri has been associated with the IEEE India office for the past 5 years with specific focus on standards engagements in India. In this strategic role, Sri drives standards related initiatives & programs in India across technology sectors which include amongst others Smart Grid, Communications, VLSI, to engage Indian engineering community to global IEEE standards development efforts. Apart from India focused programs, Sri is involved in driving some of the key emerging technologies for the IEEE Standards Association globally which include programs in IoT, Smart Cities, AR, eHealth etc. Prior to joining IEEE, Sri was associated with Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (formerly Motorola Inc.) for 18 years, managing a global R&D team focused on technology development in the area of Electronic Design Automation and also led key standards working groups for behavioral modeling of mixed signal systems.

Moira Patterson Moira Patterson, Global Affairs Program Director, IEEE-SA

Moira oversees the implementation of IEEE-SA’s global strategy in different regions and various related strategic initiatives, including on standardization capacity-building and policy. She has been driving IEEE-SA’s engagements in Africa and Europe for five years, and is also responsible for managing the IEEE-SA’s adoption and cooperation agreements with standards development organizations worldwide. By promoting standards’ potential to support sustainable development, Moira contributes to IEEE’s mission of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

Moira has been with the IEEE-SA since 2007. She holds a B.A. in Political Science (Comparative Politics) from Western Washington University and an M.A. in Political Science (Comparative Politics) from McGill University.