The Transforming Surge Capacity project was conceived to strengthen the ability of global organizations to effectively scale up resources for surge capacity (this includes people, money and materials) in a collaborative way to respond to humanitarian emergencies. It is envisioned to be a collective effort involving the private sector, UN agencies, the public sector, the academe and civil society organisations. The project puts a premium on building a localised capacity to scale up support to emergencies and eventually transform surge mechanisms, capacity and process in the future.
1 Strengthened systems for surge capacity at national and regional levels to better complement international surge
2 To move from individual agency surge development to a more collaborative surge development
3 Better integration of civil society capacity with other core stakeholders
1 Formation of national and regional surge platforms to ensure surge resources are available closer to the frontline
2 Pilot projects on collaborative engagement with the private sector, the academe, and government agencies
3 Embedding training, sharing of good practices and resources, and learning within key project dimensions