The Hague welcomes Commit Global: global access to technology that saves lives
The Hague, 14 September 2023 - Commit Global, a new organization that built and maintains a first-of-its-kind Global Digital Civic Infrastructure launched today in partnership with the Municipality of The Hague and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The headquarters of the new organization will be set in The Hague. Commit Global selects and supports digital tools that have helped more than 16 million people around the world.
The infrastructure for good is designed to increase capacity and digital resilience among civil society organisations that work in support of the most vulnerable. The ecosystems of digital solutions Commit Global makes available for free for NGOs addresses critical issues in today's crises and their work concentrates on three pillars: humanitarian, civic and climate infrastructure. For example, in the current Ukrainian humanitarian crisis, through an extensive ecosystem of digital tools deployed by Commit Global, 1.6 million refugees have access to reliable and up-to-date information, such as how to reach the border, how to cross and how to stay safe. Organized under a digital central point of entry that was set up in under 48 hours millions of people managed to get instant access to reliable and verified information and services.
Bogdan Ivanel, CEO Commit Global: “In some parts of the world, technology is built for profit. In others for the benefit of the regime. From today, the Netherlands, The Hague – and therefore Europe – will become the home of technology that serves the people. In our day and age we cannot imagine effective life saving interventions or the defense of human rights and the climate without the use of technology. Commit Global is built following 21st century standards, providing the critical digital infrastructure for humanitarian, civic and climate interventions. Such an ambitious and necessary goal cannot be reached by any organization alone, however strategic or agile it might be. It can only be reached with the backing of an equally ambitious city and nation.”
Saskia Bruines, The Hague's alderman for Finance, Culture and Economy: "It's impressive what the people of Commit Global are doing. They use technology to strengthen the information position of vulnerable residents, all over the world. This makes Commit Global incredibly important for our future, democracy and quality of life. Beautiful that The Hague - as city of Peace & Justice - can welcome this organization dedicated to benefiting society."
Commit Global has the ambition to employ 30 employees in its new headquarters in The Hague over the next three years.
The Hague & Partners
Marco Esser, director of The Hague & Partners: “We are proud to welcome this impactful organization in The Hague. The Hague has a rich climate of organizations that contribute to a safe, better and more just world. Commit Global is a great addition to the technology and humanity ecosystems we already have in our city.”
The Hague & Partners is the official marketing & acquisition organization for the promotion of The Hague, aimed at residents, visitors, conferences and companies and institutions.