We would like to thank The Rockefeller Foundation, Making All Voices Count,
The Ayala Corporation, and Unilab as the primary sponsors for ICCM 2016!
Additional thanks to the Hub of Innovation for Inclusion, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, The ICT for Peace Foundation, The American Red Cross,
The Palace Pool Club, Asian NGO and John Carroll University for their sponsorship!
“Building Resilience: Inclusive Innovations in Crisis Mapping”
The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world’s best technology companies, software developers and academics. As thus one of the few neutral spaces where such important conversations can take place, the annual ICCM conference brings together a wide range of diverse actors for important conversations that lead to concrete new projects and deliverables across a variety of diverse domains. As a community of practice, the ICCM thus helps facilitate new projects and catalyzes innovation in the area of humanitarian technology.
Preparations for this year’s International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) are already well under way. This year’s conference is being hosted in Manila, Philippines September 28-30, 2016 with field visits from October 1-7. The main host for ICCM 2016 is Map the Philippines. Map the Philippines (MapPH) is an international initiative to provide current, comprehensive and accessible maps of the Philippines for economic and tourist development, and disaster and community resilience. Working across local government, business, NGO, education and citizen sectors, MapPH helps provide coordinated cross sector collaboration, transparency and accountability for more sustainable public and private infrastructure development. MapPH’s free online platform launches in July 2016 and provides opportunities for citizens and organizations to identify funding needs, share programs, services and best practices, and connect with other stakeholders.
Why Manila? After sold-out conferences in Cleveland (2009), Boston (2010), Geneva (2011), Washington (2012), Nairobi (2013), and New York (2014), it is with great enthusiasm that we are to share in the ideation & innovation occurring in the Philippines. This will bring ICCM for the first time to the Asia-Pacific region where a new set of change agents will have center stage in sharing developments and discussions from the Crisis Mappers Network. The Philippines is the third most disaster prone country in the world and the number one country most at risk from climate change. The response to severe challenges brought about by Super Typhoon Haiyan & recent crises in the Asian region demonstrate that the Philippine and Asian community offer much to teach on crowdsourcing, humanitarian technology, participatory mapping, & microtasking for crisis response.
This year’s theme, Building Resilience: Inclusive Innovations in Crisis Mapping, is focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and will highlight how local populations can prepare for shocks to infrastructure and systems as well as the role of NGO’s, volunteers, and technical communities in partnering with the people from threatened areas. Thus, there is an expansion of field visits offered immediately following the conference that will bring participants to places affected by natural hazards to show first-hand the challenges and solutions found in this island nation. The decision to lengthen the duration and variety of field visits provides experiences unique for ICCM 2016 as fellow conference goers join together to witness how the concepts from ICCM can apply to sites around and beyond Manila.
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ICCM 2016 Conference Managers & Co-Curators: Celina Agaton, Melissa Elliott, Tom Weinandy & Jen Ziemke
We hope to see you in Manila!
Join our sister event State of the Map Asia following ICCM!
State of the Map Asia is an event for all mappers and OpenStreetMap users. Enjoy two days in the Philippines with talks, discussions, and workshops all around the free and open map of the world. Learn more at stateofthemap.asia
WHEN: October 1st to 2nd, 2016
WHERE: University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
Mapping the world ♥ together
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**Note that ICCM has transitioned from an annual event to a biennial event.**