APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership

May 6 / 21:13 EDT by Celina Agaton

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


ADB Webinar: Emerging Trends in Inclusive Digital Employment

April 18 / 07:53 EDT by Celina Agaton

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.

Objectives

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

Click here to join the meeting.

View the program and learning materials here.


Colonialism in Open Data and Mapping

February 13 / 23:23 EST by Celina Agaton

On Friday, February 26 at 2pm Manila time, 6am UTC, I’ll be moderating the first session on colonialism in open data and mapping with Filipino David Garcia, Tanzanian Imma Mwanja and Bangladeshi Tasauf A Baki Billah. View the program at https://bit.ly/3seXiYP

Watch the Video

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.

We invite you to contribute questions that we will ask the speakers. Please share your ideas by Friday, 19 February.

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.

Speakers:

06:00 UTC Session

16:00 UTC Session


The Americas Geography Awareness Event

December 1 / 22:23 EST by Celina Agaton

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


Middle East and Africa Geography Awareness Week

December 1 / 22:12 EST by Celina Agaton

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


Asia-Pacific Geography Awareness Week

November 10 / 17:48 EST by Celina Agaton

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


BIPOC Geography Awareness Week

November 6 / 13:31 EST by Celina Agaton

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!

Stay updated on events on Facebook https://fb.me/e/1NBreSiPv


Kembali: A Rebuild Bali Festival

October 30 / 23:48 EDT by Celina Agaton

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/


Mapping & Data Science Workshop

October 18 / 23:49 EDT by Celina Agaton

On Wednesday, October 21 at 10pm PHT | 14:00 UTC, join our free online mapping and data science workshop with the Asian Pathways Research Lab at the Asian Institute of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Policy, University of Toronto. Hear Ivan Gayton’s efforts leading Médecins Sans Frontières|Doctors Without Borders, co-founding the Missing Maps project, and his current work with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap. Celina Agaton shares her global experiences in open data, civic technology, gender, and cultural preservation to regenerate supply chains.


UN World Data Forum Blog

September 30 / 23:27 EDT by Celina Agaton

My work in the Philippines was recently referenced in the United Nations World Data Forum Blog by Afeefah Khazi-Syed at the World Bank Global Practice Group for Sustainable Development:

Resource-poor regions around the world have been suffering from inequitable health infrastructure for decades. As we look forward to the 2020 Virtual UN World Data Forum (October 19-21, 2020), hospital accessibility planning falls squarely within Thematic Area 2: “Leaving No One Behind.”

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.

Read the full article.