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التقرير السنوي 2019

ينظر التقرير السنوي الأول لمؤسسة Start Network (شبكة ستارت) الخيرية المستقلة في كيفية معالجة حلولنا للمشاكل في نظام المساعدة العالمي. يغطي التقرير ما حققته الشبكة في عام 2019 ، ويغطي ثلاثة مجالات ؛ التوطين والتمويل الجديد والابتكار الجماعي ، وكذلك كيف أصبحنا مستقلين ووظائفنا التمكينية الرئيسية. تشمل بعض النقاط البارزة ما يلي:   تحدّي التمويل البطيء وغير الاستباقي. ففي شهر شباط/فبراير تلقّى صندوق ستارت العالمي للاستجابة السريعة الإنذار رقم 300.  وفي شهر آب/أغسطس أعلنّا عن تسديد 10 ملايين دولار للتأمين ضد الجفاف وهو تأمينٌ كنّا قد اشتريناه من خلال الوكالة الإفريقية لاستيعاب المخاطر في السنغال، وباشرنا العمل مع أعضائنا على وضع خطة لتنظيم أنشطة التخفيف من أثر الجفاف هناك.   توجيه التمويل إلى المنظمات المحلية مباشرة. وجّه صندوق ستارت في بنغلاديش 55% من أمواله إلى المنظمات المحلية غير الحكومية في خلال العام. واستكملنا في شهر آب/أغسطس تصميم عملية مرحلية جديدة للعناية الواجبة، وبحلول نهاية العام كنا قد حصلنا على تعهدات من ثلاثة مانحين حاليين بتوفير تمويلٍ مباشر يُقدَّم لأعضاء محليين صغار في شبكتنا.     المساهمة في إنشاء ابتكارات مجتمعية مع ما يقرب من 100 فريق محلي من خلال مختبرات الابتكار في برنامج التأهب للكوارث والطوارئ، وتمكّنت فِرق كثيرة من تأمين تمويل إضافي، أو إقامة شراكات، أو الحصول على عملاء.   السعي نحو تنويع الجهات المانحة لنا، من خلال منحة جديدة قُدِّمت لصندوق ستارت من مؤسسة إيكيا، وهي أول جهة تمويل من القطاع الخاص.   تحقيق قفزة كبيرة نحو إنجاز طموحاتنا في التوطين عبر إطلاق خمسة مراكز جديدة للمجتمع المدني في جمهورية الكونغو الديمقراطية، وغواتيمالا، والهند، ومنطقة المحيط الهادئ، وباكستان.     تنفيذ نموذج قيادة جديد يلقي مسؤولية تحقيق الأهداف الاستراتيجية والمالية مع الحفاظ على الشفافية والامتثال في العمل وإدارة المخاطر على عاتق الرئيس التنفيذي بالاشتراك مع مدير العمليات التشغيلية والمالية.   في 1 أيار/مايو 2019، تحولنا إلى جمعية خيرية مستقلة: وهي جمعية يتكوّن أعضاؤها من منظمات الإغاثة الإنسانية موجَّهة بمهامها ومدفوعة بتحقيق نتائجها؛ وهي جمعية تقيس مستوى النجاح بقوة شبكتها وقدرتها على إحداث تغيير إيجابي في حياة المعرّضين للأزمات والمتضررين منها.    ونتطلع للمضيّ قدُمًا بعملنا في عام 2020 الذي تحلّ فيه أيضًا الذكرى السنوية العاشرة لتأسيس شبكة ستارت.

02Sep20

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A new era of humanitarian action


Start Network is made up of more than 50 aid agencies across five continents, ranging from large international organisations to national NGOs. Together, our aim is to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces - problems including slow and reactive funding, centralised decision-making, and an aversion to change, means that people affected by crises around the world, do not receive the best help fast enough, and needless suffering results.
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Localisation


We believe that a more balanced international aid system, which shifts power to those closest to the front-line, will generate more effective and appropriate responses for people affected by crises.

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New froms of financing

New forms of financing


Our pooled funds enable fast and early action to tackle the kind of crises that are often overlooked by other funding mechanisms. Our risk financing pilots are introducing new ways of working that can save even more lives.

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Collective innovation


New ways of working are needed to tackle the challenges we face. By innovating collectively we can share expertise, insights and perspectives to shape a more effective humanitarian system.

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An international network

Today the Start Network extends to over 40 members and their 7000 partner organisations, employing more than a quarter of a million people across 200 countries and territories.
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Managing uncertainty… opportunities to do things differently

Last week I attended the 33rd Annual meeting of ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action). The subject of this years’ meeting was “Facing the Unknown: Managing Uncertainty in Humanitarian Action” and the virtual events were split across two days with options for two different time zones.

23Nov20

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Start Fund COVID-19 Launches New Call for Alerts with £2.6m

A new call for alerts has now been launched with approximately £2.6 million from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO). The goal for this call for alerts is to support members to act rapidly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in their country; to address neglected/underfunded aspects of the broader COVID-19 crisis with a focus on neglected communities/geographies; and mitigation through community-based responses.

17Nov20

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Putting people and culture at the core of the Start Networks organisational agenda

Cat Sneath is Head of People and Culture at the Start Network. She made this mid-career move from the programme position of Head of Funds to an organisational one at the end of last year. Here she talks about her role, the work she is doing and what kindness means to her on World Kindness Day.

13Nov20

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New podcast launches to celebrate Start Network’s Change Makers

As part of Start Network’s 10-year anniversary, we wanted to celebrate those who have made or are making a considerable impact within their community, country, region, organisation or wider system – individuals, teams or organisations that are driving positive change within the humanitarian sector. In order to tell each of their stories, we teamed up with A Good Day in Africa to produce a series of podcasts, which will be released bi-weekly from 4 November.

03Nov20

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Start Fund handbook

This handbook details the procedures which govern the use and allocation of the Start Fund

24Jun20

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June 2020 Risk Brief

The monthly risk briefing reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured. It is collated by the Start Network Anticipation and Risk Financing team using information from academia and research institutes, government departments, ACAPS, global risk indexes, risk information provided by Start Members and their partners, and the media. Key risks are shared and collated each month with FOREWARN input.

10Jun20

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Start Fund: Evaluation of Crisis Anticipation

In 2019, we commissioned our first evaluation of crisis anticipation at the Start Network. We were keen to reflect on our risk-taking, look at which hazards we needed to invest in to improve our skill, and learn how to better measure the quality of anticipation alert notes submitted to the Start Fund. A key element of this was to look back across anticipation alerts and see where our forecasted emergencies had happened as expected and what kind of differences we had seen. The evaluation looked at fourteen anticipatory projects from thirteen different forecasted crises. It concluded that half of them had not occurred, which prompted a wider review of all the projects where data was available to determine whether their forecasts were correct. To do this, we used information submitted by implementing agencies when their project has finished. We looked at data from 37 projects, which were implemented across 24 different forecasted emergencies. Thirty-six percent of forecasted emergencies took place as predicted or with a more significant impact, meaning 64% either did not occur or occurred with less intensity. While the Start Network saw a few ‘false alarms’ as a characteristic of a healthily risk-taking humanitarian system, the number of near misses seemed high. Looking into the data, we learned three key points which will inform our approach moving forward.

28May20

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Using Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) for Humanitarian Responses During a Pandemic

Start Fund Bangladesh developed standing operating procedures (SOP) after taking stock of current happenings and in-depth discussion with donors and humanitarian leaders. The SOP targeted safety measures at multiple levels to ensure the ultimate prevention of transmission at the community level. Some of these included: Tracking physical health of staff and volunteers throughout the project period; In addition, all personnel involved in the project needed access to personal protective gear (masks and sanitizers) Adopting new practices at the organisational level: providing accommodation facilities to staff and volunteers if needed; giving compensatory allowances to those working in direct response; increasing organisational cleanliness as per WHO standards Following strict guidelines during response and: distributing relief items through door-to-door delivery and drawing distant circles.

27May20

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