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.
Join us at the 2022 GeOnG forum in October! Registration is now open!
Join us at the 2022 GeOnG forum!
For the first time ever, the 2022 edition of the forum will be held in a hybrid format from October 24th to 26th, 2022. Participants can enjoy the full experience by attending the event at the local Congress Center in Chambéry. For those of you who can not make the trip to France for the event, there is also a lighter online offer (more information here). The main theme of the 8th edition is:
“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 preliminary version of the agenda here. We also very much encourage you to submit ideas for the program via our Open Call for Suggestions (until the end of July 2022).
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.
If you want to know more about the GeOnG, have a look at the after-movie of the 2018 edition - the last face-to-face edition - as well as the videos of the 2018 & 2020 GeOnG forums available on Youtube. And don't forget to register to the GeOnG newsletter to know when registration opens for this edition!
As organizers of the 2022 GeOnG forum, we are monitoring very closely the current developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the event is taking place in the Savoie department, France, we are committed to respecting the local and national regulations in place. The safety and health of the participants, speakers, sponsors and of our staff and volunteers remain our main priority.
Considering the last few months, we are confident the GeOnG forum can be held both in person and online this year. We will however keep you informed of any new developments or changes that may occur. Should the event have to move entirely online in the fall, a partial refund policy will be offered to participants who have already purchased their ticket.
Please note that some restrictions continue to apply for traveling to France depending on your vaccination status. You will find more information here. In case of doubts or if you need more detailed recommendations, you may also visit the website of the French embassy or consulate closest to your place of residence.