Informal Work

This technical committee commenced in 2023.


Support the development of HFE in the  informal sector, particularly in low income countries (LICs), but sector is also growing in higher income countries (HICs).


  • Support the development of tools adapted to address MSDs in the informal sector
  • Foster research collaboration between HICs and LICs
  • Promote/facilitate exchange of students between LICs & HICs and vice versa
  • Organize workshops and/or sessions at national/international conferences to exchange experience


Chair: (Professor) Clive D’Souza

Affiliation University of Pittsburgh

Country USA

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Co-Chair: (Professor) Muhammad MUZAMMIL

Affiliation: Aligarh Muslim University

Country: India

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Co-Chair:  Dr Augustine ACQUAH

Affiliation: University of Ghana

Country: Ghana

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Co-Chair South America: Yadira Gordón

County: Ecuador

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Co-Chair Europe: tbd


People with experience in this sector are most welcome to join but other interested people are also welcome. Please contact the Chair or one of the co-chairs to express your interest.


Monthly meetings to:

  • exchange experience and plan workshops.
  • foster research collaboration


Semi-annual report January-June 2024