The Open Knowledge Kit Regeneration Program addresses key challenges in the pandemic and climate crisis: How to collect near real-time data, how to create research, policy and programs that reflect the central role of women in the economic and social prosperity of their communities, how to address the political and funding barriers in hazard and climate change modeling, and how to develop fully local research teams to address revolving door outsider and expat models in vulnerable communities.
Saturday September 4th at 13:30 – 15:30 GMT+2 | 5:30am PST| 8:30pm PHT
Evidence from across the globe shows that Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) are effective stewards of nature, yet they are constantly faced with threats from outside interests and their voices are often marginalized in decision-making processes. IPLCs frequently lack consistent and timely access to the data, technologies, and resources necessary to effectively gain official recognition of and uphold their land rights and monitor new threats to nature and their livelihoods. In this campus session, speakers will share their experiences from applying and designing innovative geospatial technologies and learn about the current suite of geospatial tools designed to increase access and use by diverse conservation actors. One key outcome of this session will be an action plan to improve knowledge exchange of ideas, capacity-building resources, and accessible geospatial technologies appropriate for Indigenous-led mapping and monitoring.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress takes place on Septembe 3-11, 2021. The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. IUCN’s 1400+ government, civil society and indigenous peoples’ Member organisations vote on major issues, action which guides humanity’s relationship with our planet for the decades ahead. IUCN’s unique and inclusive membership gives the Congress a powerful mandate as it is not solely government or non-government, but both together.
IUCN was created in 1948, and has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of some 13,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Our experts are organised into six commissions dedicated to species survival, environmental law, protected areas, social and economic policy, ecosystem management, and education and communication.
The Congress is also the largest marketplace for conservation and sustainable development science, practice and policy. Scientists, policy experts, business leaders and professionals from around the globe: share their experience, innovation and latest research.
At the Pacific Forum’s Advancing Women, Peace & Security in the Indo-Pacific conference on September 1st, I’ll be speaking about how our Open Knowledge Regeneration Program creates local women-led employment, improves local knowledge stewardship and creates better data and climate change modeling, all using free and open-source tools.
Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (HST) Session 7 | Gender and Climate Security in the Indo-Pacific
This session explores different aspects of gender and climate security in the Indo-Pacific. What are examples of established and emerging evidence on the difference that women’s participation and leadership make on climate change responses? What are ongoing challenges posed by climate inaction to addressing gender equality, and vice versa? How and why are gender justice and climate justice interlinked?
Joan Carling, Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development (IPMG); Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI)
Dr. Laura Hosman, Arizona State University
Celina Agaton, Map the Philippines (MapPH)
Maria Tanyag, Pacific Forum Women, Peace and Security Fellow
Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, Shifting the Power Coalition / GPPAC Pacific
The Pacific Forum is a non-profit, foreign policy research institute based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Forum’s programs encompass current and emerging political, security, economic and business issues and works to help stimulate cooperative policies in the Indo-Pacific region through analysis and dialogue undertaken with the region’s leaders in the academic, government, and corporate areas.
The Forum collaborates with a network of more than 30 research institutes around the Pacific Rim, drawing on Asian perspectives and disseminating its projects’ findings and recommendations to opinion leaders, governments, and publics throughout the region. We regularly cosponsor conferences with institutes throughout Asia to facilitate nongovernmental institution building as well as to foster cross-fertilization of ideas.
Pacific Forum was listed among the “2020 Best New Think Tanks” in the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report; having recently returned to it’s former fully-independent status. This is an annual ranking produced by the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. The index looks at over 11,000 think tanks around the world.
In addition to ranking in the “2020 Best New Think Tanks” global category, Pacific Forum was listed in the top 100 “2020 Top Think Tanks in the United States.” Even more competitively, the organization was recognized as one of only 17 US think tanks listed in the top 73 “2020 Think Tanks With the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy” in the world.
For registered non-profits in the Philippines, we need more grant applicants! The next Telus grant application deadline is June 11. A single organization can receive as much as P500,000 within 1-2 months. Telus funds youth, LGBTQ, Indigenous, health, agriculture, culture, sports, education, environment and technology projects.
On May 19 I’ll be sharing our women-led mapping and infrastructure work to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines and Indonesia at the APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation-Canada Growing Business Partnership. With majority of MSMEs led by women, economic and social investments should start and end with women. Join the Facebook Livestream at https://fb.me/e/L0c56n2v or register at https://bit.ly/3o1K015
Watch the Facebook Livestream : https://fb.watch/5FGmQgfLyE/
On Friday, April 23, 3pm Manila time, I will discuss our women-led open knowledge stewardship program using free and open source data collection, mapping and analytics tools and pioneering technologies. Effective humanitarian and development action should be led by the women who are at the center of the social and economic prosperity of their communities. Mapping and data science jobs also provide meaningful and productive work with fair wages, while working safely from home.
This the first Asian Development Bank webinar in a new series that will spotlight the opportunities and challenges of ensuring the accelerated transition to the digital economy is jobs-rich and inclusive. The discussion will explore three different models that leverage technological innovation to help marginalized groups access digital work.
The webinar will:
Share findings from the experience of leading innovative digital skills and employment organizations in the region
Highlight opportunities and challenges to scale what works to support inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
Identify how governments and the private sector can work together, including opportunities for ADB engagement
There is 06:00 UTC session and a 16:00 UTC session. Select the ticket for the session you want to attend. Both are 1:30 long.
About this Event
“And while maps may be missing from digital platforms and social networks, we are still here.” – David Garcia, 2020
Maps and digital data have played crucial roles in humanitarian aid eg. disaster response. Although it is of best interest to help local communities through generating data and features on the map, humanitarian actors and mappers should take note that we are not only mapping features (houses, roads, waterways, etc), but also mapping the land, oceans, and communities who live and are stewards of that space. With this webinar, we want to examine and discuss this balance (community digital information), decolonizing open data and open mapping, and representation and power in humanitarian mapping, among others.
There are two sessions so that people in every time zone can attend. You are welcome to attend either or both of them. You must register to attend. You will receive an email a couple of days before the event with a Zoom link to attend.
With the loss of funding to many vulnerable communities, multinational organizations will continue to shape humanitarian and development funding. How can we shift to more local and regional models of cross-sector leadership?
On Thursday, December 3rd 10am PST | 12pm COT | 1pm EST, we celebrate the Americas Geography Awareness Event with an opening keynote by Wade Davis. Wade holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University. He is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and is currently Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. He has authored 22 books, including One River, The Wayfinders and Into the Silence, winner of the 2012 Samuel Johnson prize, the top nonfiction prize in the English language. His work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia, Colombia, Vanuatu, Mongolia and the high Arctic of Nunuvut and Greenland.
Hear the stories of nice people doing good work. Connect with friendly local and regional communities, learn about free training, resources and funding opportunities.This event is free. Talks are 10 minutes each with a Q&A on the Facebook Live stream.
View the Facebook event page https://fb.me/e/1MwlEyx0b December 3rd 10am-1:15pm PST 12pm-3:15pm COT 1pm-4:15pm EST
Meet our speakers! 10:10am PST Celina Agaton
10:25am PST Wade Davis National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence | BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia
10:45am PST Rachel Olson Indigenous Maternal Health & Gender Firelight Group
11am PST Inez Cook Co-Founder and Owner Salmon n’ Bannock
11:15am PST Saraswathi Vedam Birthplace Lab
11:30am PST Sara Barron Future Forests
11:45am PST Melanie Chabot Canadian Red Cross
12:00pm PST Rudo Kemper Digital Democracy
12:15pm PST Kyle Napier Native Land Digital
12:30pm PST Maria Peña Valencia Youthmappers Colombia
1:00pm Eli Enns Indigenous Conservation Conservation Through Reconciliation See Less
On Wednesday, December 2 Jocelyn Kelly, Director of the Gender, Rights and Resilience Program at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative opens our Middle East & Africa Geography Awareness Event. She designs and implements projects to examine issues relating to gender, peace, and security in fragile states. Her international work has focused on understanding the health needs of vulnerable populations in Eastern and Central Africa and has included working with Uganda Human Rights commission to launch the first office in Africa promoting the Right to Health.
View the Facebook event page at https://bit.ly/2HKoNIi Wednesday, December 2nd 9am-11:15am WAT 10am-12:15pm CAT 11am-1:15pm EAT
Each talk is 15 minutes including a Q&A on Facebook Live. Hear the stories of nice people doing good work, connect with local and regional communities, and learn about free tools, discounts and funding opportunities.
Meet our speakers!
11:10am EAT Celina Agaton MapPH
11:25am EAT Jocelyn Kelly Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Gender, Rights and Resilience
11:40am EAT Ivan Gayton Humanitarian OpenStreetMap
11:55am EAT Melissa Mbugua Africa Podfest | NBO Film Fest
12:15pm EAT Rana Jawarneh Youthmappers Jordan
12:30pm EAT Immaculata Mwanja & Christina Reuben OpenMap Development Tanzania
12:45pm EAT Chrispin Ochieng Okumu Netsquared Kenya | Home Grown Foods and Permaculture
1:00pm EAT Janet Chapman FGM and Development Mapping Crowd2Map Tanzania
With the loss of funding to many vulnerable communities, multinational organizations will continue to shape humanitarian and development funding. How can we shift to more local and regional models of cross-sector leadership? Join our Asia-Pacific discussions for Geography Awareness Week
This year’s Geography Awareness Week helps bring together regional communities to discuss shared histories in food, work and now, Covid. Hear the stories of nice people doing good work. Connect with friendly local and regional communities, learn about free training, resources and funding opportunities. This event is free. Talks are 10 minutes each, followed by a 10 minute Q&A
Please meet our Asia-Pacific Region speakers!
Celina Agaton Regenerating Supply Chains
MapPHFeye Andal University Mapping Communities and Humanitarian Mapping Youthmappers
Sara Barron Local Voices in Urban Forest Planning Future Forests
Carrol Chan Disaster and Climate Change GIS and Remote Sensing Officer Pacific Community (SPC)
Youjin Choe Interpersonal Conflict in the OpenStreetMap community University of Melbourne
Pyrou Chung Indigenous Data Sovereignty Open Development Initiative, East-West Management Institute, Inc.
Charmaine Cu-Unjieng Free Stress and Trauma Management Programs International Association for Human Values
Kalel Demetrio Culinary History and Innovation Agimat & Alamat Foraging Bar and Restaurant
AJ Dimarucot Sustainable Careers for Remote Work in Creative Industries New OFW (Overseas Foreign Worker)
Hannah Dormido Graphics Reporter and Cartographer The Washington Post
David Garcia Indigenous and Conflict Mapping Mapmaker
Mahar Lagmay Disaster, Climate Change and Covid Mapping Executive Director University of the Philippines Resilience Institute
Adelaida Lim & Maribel Ongpin Rural and Indigenous Artisan Markets Philippine Textile Council
Rosal Lim Women Weavers and Artisan Markets Rurungan Sa Tubod Palawan
Leigh Lunas Drone Mapping GeoLadies PH
Andi Tabinas Mental Health Mapping Mental Health aWHEREness GeoLadies PHilippines
Mikko Tamura LGBTQ Mapping Mapbeks
Joeli Varo Pacific Mapping and Navigation Techniques Fiji National University
Saraswathi Vedam Global Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Hub and Covid-19 Birthplace Lab University of British Columbia