We Got in the Ring for HumanSurge

To help us grow HumanSurge, we need to get the word out there and see what people think about our idea. Where better to do that, than on events with likeminded and socially engaged people and entrepreneurs.   But we did more! We got in the ring...

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IMPACT magazine interviews HumanSurge cofounder Loek Peeters

Is HumanSurge a social enterprise? Yes, HumanSurge is a social enterprise. HumanSurge seeks to improve humanitarian relief operations for the benefit of disaster- affected populations. This is achieved through more efficient and effective mobilization of professional human resources—whether local, national or international—thus, enabling a faster deployment...

The localization surge

MSF used to run an ad: “The world is our emergency room.”  Snappy, no?  Raises an eyebrow or two if wiped over a photograph, say, of dusty civilians shouldering a wounded neighbour, or starving children swallowed by their swaddling.   It also raises an important challenge...

The future of Surge

A new initiative called HumanSurge aims to become the Uber or Airbnb of crisis response, but unless it can adapt to the rapidly changing landscape on the ground it is unlikely to solve the “surge” problem.   The race to get the right responders to the right...