Organized by CartONG every two years since 2008, the GeOnG forum gathers humanitarian actors and professionals specialized in information management.
Background on the GeOnG
The GeOnG is dedicated to addressing issues related to data in the humanitarian and development sectors, including topics related to mapping, GIS, data collection & information management. To this end, the forum is designed to allow participants to debate current and future stakes, introduce relevant and innovative solutions and share experience and best practices.
The GeOnG is one of the biggest independent forum on the topic in Europe, with an average of 180 participants from 90 organizations in the last three editions. In the last ten years, it 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 previous edition as well as the videos of the 2016 & 2018 GeOnG roundtables available on Youtube. You will also find the videos of the roundtables, half of the workshops and all the lightning talks for the 2020 edition. Don't forget to register to the GeOnG Newsletter to be informed of our next Open Call for Suggestions and to know when registration opens for the 2022 edition!
What about the 2020 GeOnG?
Usually held in Chambéry, the GeOnG forum took place online in 2020 for the first time ever. Given the Covid-19 pandemic situation and the level of uncertainty, we felt that this was the best solution.
As in 2016 and 2018, CartONG decided to launch an Open Call for Suggestions in order to gather recommendations and ideas for the 2020 GeOnG program. The open call was closed in September 2020. Thank you to everyone who participated!
The 7th edition of the forum took place from the 2nd to the 3rd of November and gathered more than 370 participants from more than 250 organizations.
The online format has enabled us to record the content of the sessions and we have made the vast majority of the sessions of this edition available on our YouTube channel. You can find the plenary session with our keynote speaker Ben Parker, Senior Editor at The New Humanitarian, the Covid-19 crisis experience-sharing session, the 10 roundtables, all the Lightning Talks, some of the Fail Fest presentations as well as a dozen of workshops that took place during the forum in the GeOnG 2020 playlist. Discover below the teaser of the 2020 edition!