Disasters
Flawed and missing data about local support systems prevents the most helpful aid responses

In 2017, 335 reported disasters claimed 9,697 lives, affected 96 million people and cost $334 billion (USD).

These catastrophes destroy lives and communities. Flawed and missing data about local support systems prevents the most helpful aid responses and contributes to mismanaged resources, short-sighted decisions and waste.

Quality datasets are crucial for creating transparent, streamlined and truly beneficial disaster relief strategies, but not many exist and access to them is unequal. Reliable and actionable information is essential for providing aid that fits each situation's context and long-term future.

Rapid Response will compile and share global data via live, secure and open-source networks managed in real time, allowing cross-coordination of support teams when every second counts. Dependable evidence bases will also improve responses to future disasters.

Rapid Response believes we can do better with better information and achieve what we want most: to help.

We’re committed to saving lives and communities by partnering with organizations and governments in countries across the globe, and efficiently providing the resources and experts needed to help victims in the immediate wake of catastrophes.

Humans
Reliable data is essential to creating fair, long-term answers to poverty, healthcare, economic empowerment and infrastructure

Reliable data is essential to creating fair, long-term answers to poverty, healthcare, economic empowerment and infrastructure. It also helps under-resourced charities demonstrate their impact through storytelling.

Rapid Response will compile and share data about people-centred organisations around the globe via live, secure and open-source networks managed in real time to drive informed decisions by support teams and donors. Quality evidence bases will improve services and also help charities attract funds from individuals, foundations and governments.

Rapid Response believes we can do better with better information and achieve what we all want most: to help.

More than 78 million of the world’s 7.5 billion people live below the international poverty line of $1.90 USD/day. Over 11% in extreme poverty struggle to meet basic needs. With the 2045 population likely to be 9 billion, nearly all the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals are human-centred.

Creatures
Improved evidence bases will help species survive around the world while also boosting charities' fundraising capacity

From local shelters to wildlife rehabilitation efforts, resource-poor charities can seldom access the quality data required to identify strategic partners; coordinate services; and justify themselves so funding continues.

Rapid Response will compile and share data about animal-focused organisations via live, secure and open-source networks managed in realtimetodriveinformeddecisions and optimal responses. Improved evidence bases will help species survive around the world while also boosting charities' fundraising capacity.

Rapid Response believes we can do better with better information and achieve what we all want most: to help.

The interdependence of the Earth's estimated 8.7 million species determines our ecosystem's health, yet most are undefined. Before their benefits can be known, species are vanishing daily at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate, which impacts agricultural economies, food security, conflict, human migration and more.

Conflict
Relief efforts are highly dangerous and less effective without quality, current information

From 1 January – 18 May 2019, under five months, 7,700 violent events targeting civilians and 8,200 deaths were reported due to global conflicts, many with armed wars lasting over 10 years.

Relief efforts are highly dangerous and less effective without quality, current information. Organisations and individuals must act quickly and responsibly to help as many as possible in the shortand long-term. Time, money and life-saving opportunities are lost due to insufficient data.

Rapid Response will compile and share data about conflict prevention and response organisations to enable global, cross-sector cooperation via live, secure and open-source networks managed in real time to drive informed decisions. Improved evidence bases will help teams co-design and implement support while also boosting charities' fundraising capacity.

Rapid Response believes we can do better with better information and achieve what we all want most: to help.

We’re committed to saving lives and communities by partnering with organizations and governments in countries across the globe, and efficiently providing the resources and experts needed to help victims in the immediate wake of catastrophes.

Planet
Urgent action at an unprecedented scale can reverse the damage and maintain the integrity of global ecosystems

Quality research exists, but unequal access makes it difficult to share information and coordinate improved practices around the globe. However, urgent action at an unprecedented scale can reverse the damage and maintain the integrity of global ecosystems.

Rapid Response will compile and share data to enable cross-sector cooperation via live, secure and open-source networks managed in real time to drive informed decisions. Improved evidence bases will help environmental organisations co-design and implement their work while also boosting charities' fundraising capacity.

Rapid Response believes we can do better with better information and achieve what we all want most: to help.

Preserving the fragile balance of Earth's complex ecosystems requires teamwork across different areas of expertise. Climate change also has a much greater impact on those in poverty, since 75% of the world's poor depend on agriculture and natural resources.

STEM
Rapid Response will compile and share data about current and emerging STEM solutions to enable cross-sector cooperation via live, secure and open-source networks managed in real time to drive informed decisions

STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—is responsible for countless innovations that help to solve social issues. From sanitation to deforestation to education and much more, STEM is the backbone of effective social interventions.

The sheer number of STEM-driven solutions is staggering: the market of ideas is exciting, but it’s saturated.

Rapid Response will compile and share data about current and emerging STEM solutions to enable cross-sector cooperation via live, secure and open-source networks managed in real time to drive informed decisions. Painting a coherent picture of the STEM-for-social-good space by coordinating efforts and communication on a global scale.

Rapid Response believes we can do better with better information and achieve what we all want most: to help.

The organizations and individuals working toward a better world are often working in reactive, resource-poor contexts: how can they choose which solutions to leverage with what partners?