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
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
Sessions will be live-streamed and recorded. Catch updates at https://bit.ly/2Ipe1aw
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
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. Short talks and discussions will run throughout the day across regional time zones. Everyone is welcome. More details to come soon!
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This year, two amazing global festivals, Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival come together for Kembali 2020 from October 29 to November 8 to help rebuild Bali’s creative industry and artisan communities. Join me on November 4 as we screen The Fruit Hunters, a story of nature, obsession, commerce and adventure by director Yung Chang. The movie was inspired by The New York Times’ Editor’s choice book by Adam Gollner. Many of you may know Adam’s writing from Vanity Fair, Vice and Lucky Peach. Join Adam and me as we discuss his travels to remote areas to research the rarest fruit, and the state of food and heirloom farming today. Most sessions are online at https://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/kembali-2020-a-rebuild-bali-festival-set-to-reflower-indonesias-creative-industry-and-communities/
The World Bank’s Development Data Partnership brings international organizations together with private sector companies to facilitate the use of third-party data in research and international development. Using this platform and guidance of experts in the field, our team worked with several open and private data sources to address the challenge of measuring accessibility to health facilities in select regions. Here, we discuss our workflow and demonstrate findings in Indonesia and the Philippines as a proof of concept.