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!
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 will be able to enjoy the full experience - access to all sessions and networking opportunities for a fee - by attending the event at the local Congress Center in Chambéry. We will also make online tickets available for attendees that cannot join us in France, which will give them access to the live streaming of a selection of key sessions (for free) and to a few online workshops (for a fee).
“Do no harm” in the era of environmental emergency: revisiting Information Management in the aid sector
Find a detailed introduction to this theme of this year's edition on the Main theme page. We also very much encourage you to spread the word about the forum by sharing the event's teaser (here below) and to submit ideas for the program via our Open Call for Suggestions by the end of May 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 keep a close eye on the current evolutions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and health of our participants and our employees are our top priority. The event taking place in Savoie, France, we are bound to adapt to the current and official regulations announced by the French government and the prefecture of Savoie.
The developments of the past weeks make us positive that we can hold the 2022 GeOnG forum as a hybrid event, with a significant on-site presence. We will keep you informed of any evolutions should new government announcements/regulations be made public nearer the event.