Organized by CartONG every two years since 2008, the GeOnG forum gathers humanitarian and development actors to discuss the current and future stakes of Information Management in the aid sector, as well introduce relevant and innovative solutions, and share experience and best practices.
For the first time ever, the 2022 edition of the forum was held in a hybrid format from October 24th to 26th, 2022. Participants were able to enjoy the full experience by attending the event at the local Congress Center in Chambéry. For those who could not make the trip to France for the event, a lighter online offer was also available (more information here). The 8th edition gathered 315 participants from more than 140 organizations and 50 countries! The main theme of the 8th edition was:
“Do no harm” in the era of environmental emergency: revisiting Information Management in the aid sector
Find a detailed introduction to this year’s theme here and have a look at the full agenda here.
Background on the event
The GeOnG is dedicated to addressing issues related to data in the humanitarian and development sectors, including topics related to mapping, GIS, data collection, data processing and the transversal subjects of Information Management. It is one of the biggest independent forums on the topic in Europe, with an average of 180 participants from 100 organizations in the last three face-to-face editions. In 2020, with the event moving online, we welcome more than 350 participants from around the world. In the past decade, the GeOnG has become a major event on issues related to mapping, mobile technology, Information Management and, more generally, on the use of new technologies in the humanitarian and development sectors.
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A look back at the 8th edition of the forum
The H2H Network at GeOnG ~ We invite you to check out the new H2H Network's blog post, centered around the theme of the 8th edition of the GeOnG forum and the question: "How can humanitarian data and information management organizations contribute to solutions for the environmental crisis - while leaving a smaller environmental footprint?"
What was GeOnG 2022 about? ~ Discover our blog post about the 8th edition, a summary of 3 days of debate and some key learnings.
Last but not least, check out below our after-movie :)
Thank you everyone!