Start Network

THE NETWORK
FOR CHANGE


Leading for change in humanitarian aid

About us


Start Network is made up of 42 national and international aid agencies from five continents.
Our aim is to deliver effective aid, harnessing the power and knowledge of the network to make faster and better decisions to help people affected by crises. We are developing more effective ways to work together, and new approaches that will reduce the scale of human suffering.
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Our areas of work

About Us

Leading for change in humanitarian aid


We believe that the system of humanitarian aid that has operated for the past 70 years is no longer working as it should. Our aim is to challenge that system and to help it to change. We call what we’re aiming for a “new humanitarian economy” – a system that reduces the power of centralised institutions and bureaucrats and gives more control to communities and individuals on the front line of every crisis.
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Latest news


News Article

New digital platform a major step forward for transparency of the Start Fund

Start Network has launched a new online platform that will allow its members, donors and the public to monitor humanitarian alerts as they happen, follow how money is spent and see how many people have been helped.

28Mar17

Blog Post

"Dream"

27Mar17

Blog Post

How Protection in Practice is delivering innovative approaches to capacity building

Marko Madut Garang discusses the innovative approaches to capacity building being piloted through the Protection in Practice project.

24Mar17

Blog Post

How the Context programme is building humanitarian skills in DRC

We spoke to Guillaume Bahizire, a co-facilitator of the Context programme in DRC, which provides long-term learning and development through face-to-face group-based learning, coaching, individual project work and web-based learning.

24Mar17

An international network

Today the Start Network extends to 42 members and their 7000 partner organisations, employing more than a quarter million people across 200 countries and territories.Read more

The Network

Start Network members