Roundtable #1 – GIS in your humanitarian organization: why and how?
Tuesday, November 6th, 9-10:30AM, Conference amphitheater
Using Geographic Information Systems has become a standard way to manage the information in administrations and major corporations. However, it is still sparsely used in the field of relief and development. Still, both major and small humanitarian organizations would gain a lot from using these systems, especially with the simplification and democratization they have known lately. During this roundtable, we will first have a reminder of the possibilities of GIS, and then the speakers will try to answer the audience’s question around the following issues:
Which use for geographic information in the humanitarian field? How to convince your organization of their usefulness?
How to build a GIS team in a humanitarian organization? Which solutions for which difficulties?
What are the new possibilities offered by GIS nowadays?
Patrice Moulin (CartONG) – Chairperson: Presentation of the GIS, its applications and the key aspects of its setting up
Valérie Léon (Groupe URD) - canceled
Frédéric Ham (ACF-Espagne): Presentation (in French)
Clotilde de Montpellier (MalarEO)
Edmond Wach (Solidarités International): Presentation