Developing Nations

The IEEE Photonics Membership Council has made a dedicated effort to support education and outreach in the following designated Developing Nation regions:

  • Region 8 - Africa
  • Region 9 - Latin America
  • Region 10 - India

Volunteer leaders and chapters hold a variety of programs within the regions to reach students, young professionals and innovators in the field. 

Sponsored Workshops & Conferences

  • IEEE Workshop on Recent Advances in Photonics (WRAP)
  • International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference (IMOC)
  • Encuentro Nacional de Divulgación Científica (ENDC) 
  • Andean School of Optics and Photonics (OPTOANDINA)

Outreach Representatives

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Associate Vice President of Global Strategy - Africa Initiative  
Dr. Yanne Chembo
AVP Global Strategy - Africa Initiative Representative
FEMTO-ST Institute


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Associate Vice President of Global Strategy - India Initiative
Dr. Atul Srivastava
NEL America, Inc.


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Associate Vice President of Global Strategy - Latin America Initiative
Dr. Hugo H. Figueroa 
FEMTO-ST Institute - Brazil

Reside in a Developing Nation? 

There is an e-Membership option for prospective members that reside in developing nations. IEEE continues to work for the benefit of its members and membership affordability is one more way IEEE can help you do more.

If you reside in one of the countries where e-Membership is available you can join IEEE, or renew your existing membership, online.

Learn more here.