21 September 2018

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Registration for the 2018 GeOnG Forum is open! You can already buy your ticket for the next GeOnG on our website.

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The 2018 GeOnG agenda is getting ready! You will find a full description of the overall schedule for the conference on our website. Here is a short overview of some of the subjects which will be debated during the GeOnG.


  • Management experiences from the latest emergency (Bangladesh).

  • Evaluations of Information Management projects.

  • Beneficiary data: the forgotten component of the GDPR implementation?

  • Information Management strategies in consortiums: pitfalls & successe    

  • What business model for digital commons in the humanitarian sector?    

  • What is, could and should be the place of donors in information management policies and practices?  

  • User centric design of tools in the humanitarian field    

  • Machine Learning & AI on satellite imagery for mapping    

  • Interoperability and display of time dimension in spatial data    


We still have a few slots for training and demo workshops, if you’d like to join us to the event, please contact us ASAP to: geong@cartong.org

Short sessions

Presentations are planned on the MDC Toolkit, Open Layers, the MAMAPA & Maps from here & abroad projects, as well as the mapping work of IPIS, Urban population estimation with 3D data, and many more as part of the speedgeeking and lightning talks sessions. A Fail Fest will also be organised on Monday, October 29th.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the humanitarian and development actors, technical experts, and researchers who have already agreed to join us and speak during the event.

The finalized version of the agenda will be published in the weeks leading to the conference. We will then ask participants to register to the roundtables and workshops they wish to attend in order to help us better plan those sessions and improve your experience as a participant. Stay tuned for more information!
More information on the agenda page!

CartONG wishes to promote its project EducAura, objective 2030 - implemented as part of the European programme “Frame, Voice, Report!” - which aims at raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals amongst the citizens of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - a theme often encounters in mainstream news coverage yet not well-known and understood by the general public. This is why the forum will host 2 public events on Tuesday, October 30th (in French). Participants are most welcome to join:

  • 17h30 - "Maps of the future" : CartONG invite you for a sensitive mapping session - a subjective and creative approach of mapping. The workshop will be led by CartONG and aims to question the participants about their understanding of sustainable development giving them the opportunity to express their vision of our future world through drawing.

  • 20h00 Conference-debate "Interwoven stories on measuring progress towards the sustainable development goals": a panel of experts will debate and share their experience about measuring progress towards the sustainable development goals, focusing on the ODD 6 “Clean water and sanitation”. The French Development Agency, Coalition Eau & Programme Solidarité Eau have already confirmed their participation.

See our website for more information!
~ Keynote speakers ~

Lars Peter Nissen, Director of ACAPS & Sonia Karkare, GeoMSF Program Manager will conduct a stand-up debate during the plenary session on the main theme of the Conference: 'Perfection' versus 'Good enough' in Information Management, Adjusting to context, scale, phase & funding.

Laura Walker McDonald, Director of Innovation at GAHI, will launch the second day by a short introduction on the subject of scaling up humanitarian tools.

~ Participants to the sessions already confirmed ~
~ Diamond Partner ~

The Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency) is France’s inclusive public development bank. AFD commits financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas territories. In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), AFD works in many sectors – among others: energy, healthcare, biodiversity, water, digital technology, professional training – to assist with transitions towards a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable world. Through a network of 85 field offices, AFD currently finances, monitors and assists more than 3,600 development projects in 110 countries.

AFD representatives will be present during the plenary session, during a workshop on the implementation of GeoPoppy in Ivory Coast and you can also meet them at their booth. You are invited to take part in the event organised by AFD on Day 1 of the conference, and to the conference on the measure of SDGs where they will be present. More information to come.

~ Platinum Partners ~

ESRI® applies The Science of Where to unlock data’s full potential in every organization. We continue to pioneer real-world problem solving using geographic information systems (GIS). Our mapping and analytics connect everyone, everywhere through a common visual language that inspires positive change in industry and society. Using this powerful platform to reveal deeper insights in their data, Esri users are creating the maps that run the world.

During the GeOnG, ESRI will conduct an interactive workshop. You can also meet them at their booth. More information to come.

Novel-T is a company founded in 2012 by 3 co-founders who worked for over 10 years in the ICT department of the World Health Organization headquarters. During that period, they assisted most of the technical departments in building various information systems and platforms. Build from this experience, today Novel-T has grown to become a partner of choice for the delivery of quality services and innovative solutions to the key global and national actors in the public health and humanitarian domains worldwide.

As part of the GeOnG, Novel-T will lead a speedgeeking. You can also meet them at their stand during the conference. More information to come.

~ Gold Partner ~

Gnucoop Soc. Coop. is an Italian IT company specialized in software, web, mobile and application development, database and systems administration. We believe that free software provides economic and technical advantages, focusing on its implementation in developing countries and vulnerable contexts. Our team is composed of software engineers and experts software analysis and development. Gnucoop's expertise, passion, skills and dedication to its customers help to create highly customized platforms, matching the latest technology with the best user experience.

During the GeOnG, Gnucoop will conduct a workshop on the DEWCO tool as well as a speedgeeking. You will also be able to meet with them at their booth. More information to come.
~ A big thank you ~

Geodesk is an independent insurance broker with more than 25 years experience insuring NGOs and SIOs to any country in the world, whatever the mission or the risk involved. Geodesk puts in place tailor-made solutions adapted to each organization as well as additional security and/or medical assistance specific to needs in highly sensitive areas.

We would like to thank Geodesk for its support and for allowing CartONG to invite a member of the Kathmandu Living Labs to the GeOnG to host a workshop on “Maps for and with beneficiaires”.

We also thank our Silver partners: CamptoCamp, Magellium, Mapbox and RSM, as well as the City of Chambéry

CartONG is still actively looking for sponsors for the 2018 GeOnG Forum, in particular to finance the flights of a few more speakers based abroad. If you are interested in supporting the conference, please have a look at our sponsorship brochure, and contact Nina et Mathilde.

More information on our partnership page

The 2018 GeOnG Forum needs the support of CartONG’s volunteers! If you’re interested in attending and helping out, please refer to the email from Claire sent out early September, or contact her directly.

In order to prepare serenely for the conference, we invite you to join us for a Get-Together on October 26th & 27th - right before the GeOnG.

If you’ve already made up your mind and would like to volunteer, please fill out this form to register to the Get-Together, and this one to get your free-of-charge ticket to the GeOnG.

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