NGOs and Institutions

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are important change agents in promoting social progress and economic growth. IEEE SA collaborates with NGOs to share information about the standards and related work we have underway that can help inform discussions and provide practical approaches and solutions for global and local challenges. We work to connect our standards development information and knowledge as well as technical and standards experts with NGOs to help strengthen advancements in technology to benefit humanity.

Highlights include:

Coordination with the DQ Institute on topics such as digital skills and intelligence, which resulted in IEEE 3527.1-2020™ – IEEE Standard for Digital Intelligence (DQ)–Framework for Digital Literacy, Skills, and Readiness. IEEE 3527.1™ provides a global framework for digital intelligence, which includes a common set of definitions, language, and understanding of digital literacy, skills, and readiness that can be adopted by all stakeholders worldwide, including national governments, education industry, technology industry, companies, and society as a whole.

Coordination with the 5Rights Foundation on advancing a better appreciation and recognition of the child as technology use spans across borders and are utilized in education and entertainment settings around the world through work focused on children data governance. An outcome of the engagement is IEEE 2089™, Standards for Age Appropriate Digital Services Framework, based on the 5Rights Principles for Children, which provides a methodology to establish a framework for digital services when end users are children, and by doing so, tailors the services that are provided so that they are age appropriate.


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