Start Network Annual Assembly 2021

 

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The Start Network Assembly is the annual gathering of our members and stakeholders. In 2021, the event was held from 16 to 18 November.

As Start Network shifts to a locally-led, globally scaled network, changing mindsets is at the core of transforming the way we work and so the theme for this year's Assembly was Changing mindsets, Transforming systems.

Start Network is exploring new models of risk & accountability; re-imagining our role as that of a service provider to locally-led networks; adapting our programmes to an increasingly decentralised future; and examining colonial mentalities in our ways of working and the wider humanitarian sector. Be part of the change!

 

If you registered for the event, you can continue to access the event platform here

 

See some of the highlights below

 

Watch the day 1 keynote with Chernor Bah, CEO Purposeful in conversation with Start Network Member and Trustee, Oenone Chadburn, Tearfund.

 

Watch the day 3 keynote with Jenny Hodgson, Global Fund for Community Foundations in conversation with Start Network's Bhavya Srinivasan, Head of Network Development and Innovation.

 

 

Watch the day 1 session on how to build a Hub.

 

Watch the event wrap up with CEO Christina Bennett and CFOO Suzanne Lyne.

 

Watch the full Assembly playlist

 

 

Read more about the Start Network Assembly and our 10 year anniversary in 2020

 

Assembly 2021 content & videos


Start Network Assembly 2021: Quality partnerships from the perspectives of local and national actors

Takeaways from the 2021 Start Network Assembly Explore session: Quality partnerships from the perspectives of local and national actors This interactive session explored what quality partnerships could look like between Start N... Read more...

21 December 2021

Start Network Assembly 2021: Decolonising evidence: locally-led defined approaches of measuring programmes success

Takeaways from the 2021 Start Network Assembly Explore session: Decolonising evidence: Locally-led approaches of measuring programme success This panel session aimed to explore what alternative approaches to collecting data and... Read more...

21 December 2021

Start Network Assembly 2021: Recovering costs more equitably an important step in rebalancing power

Takeaways from the 2021 Start Network Assembly Learn session: Recovering costs more equitably: an important step in rebalancing power This session aimed to raise awareness on why a more equitable Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR) ac... Read more...

21 December 2021

Recovering costs more equitably: An important step in rebalancing power?

Start Fund Bangladesh produced key evidence on the impact of Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR). How can organisations use ICR for their own organisational development and how INGOs can adopt these practices to strengthen partnerships w... Read more...

17 November 2021

AN ITERATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR A LOCALLY LED START NETWORK

This framework is set out as a series of intensions and questions across 11 elements where we feel change is needed. The intention outlines the vision of where we want to be or get to as a network. The issues/questions outline que... Read more...

17 November 2021

What Is Start Ready and How Does It Fit Into The Financing Facility

This session introduced Start Ready, a new financial service for the humanitarian sector that will use climate science, risk protection mechanisms, and financial best practice to protect more people against predictable disasters w... Read more...

16 November 2021

The Five Founding Hubs: What has happened and what comes next?

In April 2020, five locally led groups of changemakers came together to explore what it takes to launch local hubs as part of Start Network, as envisioned within ‘Start Evolves’. This phase was called a ‘Proof of Concept’ and has ... Read more...

16 November 2021

The new network: Our future role as a platform-based service provider

As the network decentralises, and more functions and decisions devolve to the hubs, the role of the Start Network secretariat will also need to change to support a new way of working. The "network of networks" will require a new g... Read more...

16 November 2021

Outcomes from the Crisis Response and Resilience Lab course

Recently the Start Network partnered with Complexity University and Global Fund for Community Foundations offering organisations a unique opportunity to take part in a radical experimental intiative. Global teams engaged in an int... Read more...

16 November 2021

A New Model For Governance & Membership In The Network

This session was an opportunity to re-engage with the proposed changes to Start Network's governance and membership structures, in line with our shift towards a distributed model of power and decision making. In particular, this s... Read more...

16 November 2021

Local Start Funds Learning From Start Fund Bangladesh And Start Fund Nepal

This session provided an overview of Start Fund Bangladesh and Start Fund Nepal, and provided a platform for Start Network member and partner organisations to share what they have learned through the development and delivery of lo... Read more...

16 November 2021

How Is The Global Start Fund Enabling Locally led Humanitarian Action

This session looked at the global Start Fund's lessons learnt, particularly focusing on locally-led decision making and enabling humanitarian action (by unlocking access to funding).&nbsp; It included findings from the localisatio... Read more...

16 November 2021

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