In the last 10 years, 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.
It is one of the biggest independent aid data forums in Europe, with the participation - on average - of 180 participants representing more than 90 organizations for the last three on-site editions. The last forum which took place online gathered more than 350 participants representing more than 250 organizations. In 2022, with the choice of a hybrid format, we hosted more than 300 attendees, including 150 on-site, from over 140 organizations and 50 countries.
The 2022 edition would have never been possible without the precious help of our different partners. It was also an opportunity for these organizations to associate their image with the humanitarian and development sector at large, help us find innovative answers for tomorrow’s challenges and get involved in addressing current and future stakes, as well as promote their solutions to aid actors.
Please note that only organizations sponsoring the forum were allowed to promote their tools and services during the event.
In order to adapt to everyone’s needs, we proposed different sponsorship packages ranging from a straightforward promotional “Bronze package” to an all-inclusive “Diamond package” which brings different advantages and privileges. Check out our sponsoring packages here.
Here is a snapshot of the organizations who participated in this edition
They supported the 2022 GeOnG Forum!
We are very glad to announce our diamond partnership with Agence française de développement (AFD) for the 2022 GeOnG Forum. We are especially pleased since it is the third time in a row that AFD act as the main sponsor of our event and we would like to thank them for their renewed support and contribution to the dissemination of innovation in the humanitarian & development sector.
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group funds, supports and accelerates the transition to a fairer and more sustainable world. Focusing on climate, biodiversity, peace, education, urban development, health and governance, their teams carry out more than 4,000 projects in France’s overseas departments and territories and another 115 countries. In this way, AFD contributes to the commitment of France and French people to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
ActivityInfo is an information management platform perfect for monitoring and evaluation, humanitarian coordination and case management. For more than a decade, the ActivityInfo team has been supporting humanitarian operations and development programmes worldwide catering for emerging needs with a secure, flexible and cost effective solution for data collection and analysis. UN agencies, INGOS and NGOs use the platform to centralize and standardize data collection, display the impact of their activities while maintaining complete control on data access and changes. Non-technical colleagues can quickly start tracking key indicators from project outputs to strategic impact thanks to the user-friendly database and form builder, the intuitive data collection interface and a variety of reporting capabilities. Using the ActivityInfo mobile data collection app to collect data online or offline, they save time and avoid errors resulting from moving data between various tools. Then, built-in analysis tools and integrations with other reporting software allow for rich insights within minutes.
Delivering aid and relief for the complex emergencies of today's world requires agility in the planning and delivery of missions for all types of environments. Humanitarian organizations around the world rely on geospatial technology to manage their response life cycle and ensure their organization's efforts have maximum impact. Esri supports organizations everywhere with the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available; providing users with a scientific-based approach to solving problems in real time.
KfW Development Bank has been helping the German Federal Government to achieve its goals in development policy and international development cooperation for more than 50 years. We are an experienced bank and a development institution with financing expertise. On behalf of the German Federal Government, primarily the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, we finance and support programmes and projects that mainly involve public sector players in developing countries and emerging economies. Our goal is to help our partner countries fight poverty, maintain peace, protect both the environment and the climate and shape globalisation in an appropriate way.
Palladium is a global impact firm, working to link social progress and commercial growth. For nearly 60 years, we’ve been helping our clients to see the world as interconnected – by formulating strategies, building partnerships, mobilising capital, and implementing programs that have a lasting social and financial impact. We simply call this “Positive Impact”. We work with corporations, governments, investors, communities, and civil society. With a global network operating in over 90 countries, Palladium is in the business of making the world a better place.
Meta’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world. Maps and geospatial technology play an integral role in the delivery of these services. Meta is committed to open mapping, with tools such as Mapillary, Rapid, and Daylight allowing mappers to collect street-level imagery, edit OpenStreetMap, and download reliable map data. Our mapping team works with humanitarian agencies to map the world and we look forward to continued collaboration and learning.
3Liz is an open source software editor, also offering training, support and development services. 3Liz participates in the maintenance of QGIS Server and also contributes to the development of solutions around QGIS, including the Lizmap software. This tool allows, from QGIS, to create cartographic Web applications of various degrees of complexity: simple maps valorizing geographic information for the general public, more complex maps that can integrate data creation and modification functions for a collaborative creation of geographic information, or with dedicated functionalities (cadastre, address, ads, etc.). In addition, as an editor of Lizmap, 3Liz also offers a hosting service https://lizmap.com to take advantage of a Lizmap instance, a PostGIS database and optimized QGIS servers.
engageSPARK is a social enterprise that helps organizations engage with hard-to-reach populations across the globe – at scale. Organizations use our self-service SaaS platform to educate, survey, inform, and incentivize their beneficiaries, customers, and staff via texts (SMS), calls (IVR), WhatsApp, and airtime topups in 175+ countries. For instance, they use engageSPARK to communicate Covid-19 health information to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; collect public health data from citizens in Colombia; and encourage youth to get tested for HIV in Kenya. Our clients are research universities, NGOs, and businesses, including Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Catholic Relief Services, World Vision, Unilever, and 60 Decibels.
Locana, a location and mapping technology company, provides software products and services that solve the world’s most pressing business, climate, and social challenges. With more than 20 years of experience, Locana is a global leader in both enterprise geospatial solutions and innovative applications using proprietary and open-source mapping technologies.
RSM provides customized, multidisciplinary services (audit, accounting and consulting) to small (PME), medium (ETI) and large companies and associations in France and abroad. RSM offers companies and their managers a customized sectoral approach: transversality, agility, knowledge of the rules and best practices of the market. In France, RSM is present in the main regional areas with significant offices in Paris, the West, Rhône-Alpes, the East, the South, Reunion and Mayotte. RSM International is the world's 6th largest audit, accounting and consulting network. It is present in over 120 countries. As a result, RSM's teams of experts are able to support its clients in all phases of their development, both in France and abroad.
SurveyCTO is a secure and scalable data collection platform ideally suited for both single projects and organization-wide use. It is designed to empower development professionals to create complex forms, collect quality data on and offline, monitor incoming data in real-time, and seamlessly export data or integrate with a broad ecosystem of tools. With its user-friendly interface, GDPR-compliant setups, and 24x7 customer support, users in over 165 countries trust SurveyCTO to power diverse CAPI and CATI data collection needs.
TolaData is a social tech company that provides a web-based monitoring and evaluation platform for the non-profit sector. TolaData simplifies the process of M&E with a user-friendly and intuitive digital solution that facilitates transparency and collaboration across teams, locations and partners. The system offers a range of features to collect and manage data, build results-frameworks, manage indicator plans, track progress against targets, aggregate results across projects, and report and share results on configurable dashboards. TolaData also offers activity and task management tools, approval workflows and seamless integration to third party tools.
A special Thank You!
We are very thankful to the City of Chambéry for their support of the GeOnG Forum. Chambéry is a small city with a bit more than 60,000 inhabitants, situated between the Bauges massif and the Chartreuse mountain range in the French Alpes. Come and enjoy of the beauty of French atmosphere and an unique environment for a humanitarian meeting!