Start Network

THE NETWORK
FOR CHANGE


Leading for change in humanitarian aid

About us

Leading for change in humanitarian aid


Start Network is made up of 42 aid agencies across five continents, ranging from large international organisations to national NGOs. Together, our aim is to deliver more effective emergency aid, harnessing the power and knowledge of the network to help people affected by crises. We advocate for radical change in the system so that the world can deal better with the humanitarian challenges of today, and of the future.
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Latest


News Article

First successful test of blockchain for international distribution of aid funding

The first in a series of tests looking to bring greater efficiency and transparency into humanitarian funding has taken place with positive results.

13Feb18

News Article

Handicap International becomes Humanity & Inclusion

After 35 years of working with some of the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable people, Handicap International has chosen a new name that reflects the values the organisation believes in and better expresses the breadth of its work.

12Feb18

Blog Post

When humanitarians foster innovation

‘Innovation’ has become a ‘buzz word’ in the humanitarian sector, with organisations seeking new and improved ways of delivering aid or boosting the preparedness and resilience of at-risk communities.

12Feb18

Blog Post

Community-led innovation is all about communication

The CDAC Networks Hannah Murphy highlights the importance of communicating when trying to spark innovation, especially as each lab is mapping its own journey to achieve this.

09Feb18

Our vision

The future of humanitarian action


Start Network is working to create a system in which; responses to crises will be defined by those closest to them and based on humanitarian need; early and predictable funding will reduce the impact of crises and the cost of responses; a diverse group of organisations work together to adapt to the needs of people affected by crises. We believe this is only possible through a collective effort to change the system.
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Our areas of work

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.
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The Network

Start Network members