Data Analysis

The Geneva Engage initiative, launched by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) in 2016 with the support of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, and DiploFoundation, assesses the interplay between International Geneva and stakeholders worldwide which are impacted by the policies discussed and negotiated in Geneva. In this context, the annual Geneva Engage Awards aim to acknowledge the efforts of actors in International Geneva in social media outreach and engagement. 

  • International Organisations (IOs)
  • Non-Governmental Organisations and Non-Profit Organisations (NGOs)
  • Permanent Representations (PRs)

 

Methodology

The analysis of social media outreach for the 7th Geneva Engage Awards was conducted from 1 January to 31 December 2021.

  • Number of followers and following
  • Number of posts
  • Growth and the relative growth of followers and following on Twitter compared to the previous year
  • Growth and the relative growth of posts published on Twitter compared to the previous year

Facebook

  • Number of followers
  • Growth and the relative growth of followers compared to the previous year
  • A total number of posts and an average number of posts per day
  • Total interactions, i.e. sum total of all likes, shares, comments, and reactions on Facebook, and the interaction rate
  • Facebook page likes and reactions
  • Page growth and the relative page growth

Instagram

  • Total interactions, i.e. sum total of all likes, shares, comments, and reactions on Instagram, and the interaction rate
  • A total number of posts and an average number of posts per day
  • Number of followers
  • Growth and the relative growth of followers compared to the previous year

 

For the statistical analysis, we first determined outliers in each category (both in high and low ranges) by applying the interquartile range rule:

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Where IQR is interquartile range, Q1 and Q3 are first and third quartile, and OH and OL are high and low outliers, respectively. 

We used the capping of values in order to compensate for differences in the raw values (i.e. everything above value X has the maximum number of points). We have used outliers as a capping point in our case. After this step, we used the following formula to calculate the ranking in the main array which assigns points for the individual indicator for each organisation:

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This way, we have rescaled the remaining values to a predetermined 25-point scale. The final result is the sum of points from each category.

Winners of the 7th Geneva Engage Awards

Honourable mentions

As in previous years, the social media engagement of one actor in each category outperformed that of other entities in Geneva by a very high margin. To this end, honorable mentions go to the following actors for their outstanding efforts, as well as the sheer quantity and quality of their social media activity:

  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) in the IOs category,
  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) in the NGOs category, and
  • Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva in the PRs category.

Online participation award

Following the tradition introduced in 2020, an additional Geneva Engage award is given for innovative and effective approaches to conducting remote meetings with the aim of encouraging new developments for the effective interplay between traditional and online meetings. CERN is the recipient of this year’s award for implementing and maintaining the free open-source service for online meetings ‘Indico’.

Top 3 entities in the ‘International Organisations’ category

RankEntityPoints
#1United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)544
#2The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)493
#3International Organization for Migration462

 

Top 3 entities in the ‘Non-Governmental Organisations and Non-Profit Organisations’ category

RankEntityPoints
#1Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance528
#2CARE International  and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)468
#3World Council of Churches (WCC)432

Top 3 entities in the ‘Permanent Representations’ category

RankEntityPoints
#1Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva516
#2Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva417
#3Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva374