We innovate to find new approaches to funding that are proactive and that reach people at risk quickly.
LOCALLY LED ACTION SUBVERTS TRADITIONAL AID MYTHS
As the world contends with the destruction that Pakistan’s monsoon floods have left in their wake, as well as the cascading impact of an emerging health crisis, some truths regarding the role of local organisations within the sector begin to become more visible, debunking myths long held by the traditional aid sector.Read more
Start Network’s vision is for a more balanced international aid system that is accountable to people affected by or at risk of crises.
Start Network is based on innovation: looking for new ways to create the system change that will shape a more effective humanitarian system.
The hub has 11 local and national member organisations that are all community-based.
Flooding in South America
Intense rains caused ravines to overflow and water systems to collapse in Venezuela.
Start Fund Response
Start Fund provides rapid response funding to under-the-radar, small to medium-scale crises, filling a critical gap in the humanitarian aid system.
The need for a more equitable humanitarian response
Start Network's approach to the Ukraine crisis is based on learning from other larger-scale crises that the Start Fund has responded to in the past.
Migration Emergency Response Fund
The objective of the MERF was to rapidly respond to acute and emerging gaps and changes in needs along migration route.
European Refugee Response
Start Network co-ordinated a two phase response to the European Refugee Crisis through ERR1 and ERR2.
The hub brings together nearly 60 local, national, and international organisations in DRC.
Start Ready is a unique financing mechanism that uses advanced planning so that funding can be rapidly released when needed most.
ARC Replica is a partnership with African Risk Capacity and African Union member states that helps African countries proactively manage climate-related risks through disaster risk insurance.
National Start Funds
National Start Funds are there to finance locally led humanitarian action, with members managing their own funds for the benefit of their own communities.
INDIA HUMANITARIAN HUB
The India Humanitarian Hub (IHH) prioritises locally led action and leadership by bringing together local, national, and international humanitarian agencies that are operational in India.
The Forecast-based, Warning, Analysis, and Response Network aims to quickly bring together the right people to predict disasters and support humanitarians closest to an anticipated crisis.
Pacific Region Hub
The Pacific Humanitarian FALE is working to engage locally led humanitarian actors so that they can provide services that ensure the lives of people are safeguarded in any crisis.
THE LOCALISATION OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION IN THE PACIFIC
Josie Flint from HAG speaks about the work they have been doing and the influence that the Start Network has had on this.
Assembly held in Fiji, FALE-PASIFIKA
The word "fale" refers to a house that is meaningful and has a purpose when people occupy it.
Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International)
Community Development Foundation (CDF)
World Jewish Relief
Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS)
Caritas Sri Lanka
Initiative for Development and Empowerment Axis (IDEA)
Doctors of the World
Pacific Islands Association of Non Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
HelpAge International UK
Farmers Development Organization
Mechanism for Rational Change (MRC)
Bright Star Development Society Balochistan (BSDSB)
Agricultural Development Association (PARC)
Welfare Association Jared
Dorcas Aid International
People in Need (PIN)
Concern Worldwide (UK)
North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS)
Environmental Protection Society (EPS)
Action Against Hunger UK
National Integrated Development Association (NIDA-Pakistan)
Rural Community Development Society (RCDS)
Nari Development Organization (NDO)
Rural Development Orginzation Buner
AFPDE asbl (Association des Femmes pour la Promotion et le Développement Endogène)
Laar Humanitarian and Development Programme (LHDP)
Rural Empowerment and Institutional Development (REPID)
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
Rural Development Foundation (RDF)
Association for Gender Awareness & Human Empowerment (AGAHE)
Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference of Bishops
Muzaffarabad Poverty Alleviation Programme
Asociación de Servicios Comunitarios de Salud (ASECSA)
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Appui aux Femmes Démunies et Enfants Marginalisés (AFEDEM)
The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)
Society for Mobilization Advocacy and Justice (SMAAJ)
CARE International UK
Sangtani Women Rural Development Organization (SWRDO)
Save the Children UK
Participatory Rural Development Society (PRDS)
Health & Nutrition Development Society (HANDS)
Community World Service Asia
Manzil Organization Balochistan
Veer Development Organization
Humanitarian crises are on the rise. This is not a surprise for people working in the international aid sector; we have seen an increase in the number and scale of these around the world.
This report outlines how Start Ready funds were structured across the portfolio of risks in its first pool which runs from May 2022 to April 2023.
Currently endorsed definitions of accountability to affected people continue to reinforce and be reflective of realities in which humanitarian organisations and donors hold power over crisis affected people...
We are excited to present the last instalment in the suite of e-courses for Start Ready and its Disaster Risk Financing system.
Warmest wishes from all of us at Start Network, Christina Bennett, CEO and Suzanne Lyne, CFOO.
Listening and acting on community feedback is one way to enable the agency of communities and provide assistance that is both effective and dignified.