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    HumanSUrge, accelerated by Telefónica Open Future, receives a StartUpEurope prize

    On June 7 the Startup Europe Awards were awarded, a series of awards promoted by the European Commission in order to reward European startup in ten different categories. During the last ceremony, held in the European Parliament, HumanSurge won the victory in the Social category......

  • It takes 2 to surge

    It takes two to tango. So, for this new blog we decided to have a joint interview with both a recruiter and the professional she recruited through HumanSurge. A great example of real-time on-demand connections which enhance surge capacity, boosting emergency response operations. It is often......

  • Certificate in Humanitarian Foundations: Verification

    The Certificate in Humanitarian Foundations is Humanitarian Institute’s flagship program serving change agents from a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and expertise. At Humanitarian Institute you get the tools, mind-set, and network to help forge an effective humanitarian career. The Certificate teaches approaches that empower individuals......

  • 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......

  • Experiences from professionals registered at HumanSurge

    It’s exciting to see that HumanSurge (HS) is now going into a second year. Over 5.000 professionals, in 22 countries, have registered and 34 organisations use our site to look for people to fill their vacancies. As a result, we want to start with more blog posts. Which hopefully will help you as a humanitarian/developmental professional get more out HS and will support organisations affiliated with us find the people they are looking for quicker....

  • Developing skills and building capacities

    By providing key skills and knowledge, the Bioforce Institute has been continuously training humanitarian professionals for over three decades. Such expertise has contributed to ensuring that aid work has an ever-greater impact on vulnerable populations. Through an exciting new partnership with the Bioforce Institute, every graduate......

  • Groundhog Day: Getting Human Surge Capacity Right In Emergencies

    “One of the great constants in emergency response is the difficulty of surging the right staff, at the right time, with the right skills sets.” Humanitarian Groundhog Day, August, 2014, Iraq. One of the constants in emergency response for me has been the difficulty of......

  • Risk Management verified certification

    When humanitarians deploy to the scene of a natural disaster or a conflict, they are confronted by a unique set of challenges: coordination, communication, first aid, psicological pressure, survival… If you are one of those professionals who knows how to stay phisically and mentally prepared......

  • Verified Humanitarian U eCertificate

    Humanitarian U and HumanSurge share a common goal to improve humanitarian response. Thanks to a new partnership with Humanitarian U, you can now verify your ´Core Humanitarian Professional Training´ and ´Healthcare Provider Program´ eCertificate on HumanSurge. Upon verification of your graduate status a unique badge......

  • Preventing corruption in humanitarian operations

    Corruption is a major challenge in humanitarian assistance as it deprives the most vulnerable people, the victims of natural disasters and civil conflicts of essential live-saving resources. Organizations need to take this challenge seriously, as it has direct negative implications for their operations. Transparency International......