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Start Network @ Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week

The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW), co-chaired by OCHA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), provides a unique forum for humanitarian networks and partnerships to meet and address key humanitarian issues. Start Network will be at the event and will be featured in the following sessions.

The Start Team will have space in the Early Action exhibition area, which can be used as a base to meet members and other stakeholders. We will also be in the following sessions:

Act Early on Early Action

11:00 Wednesday 4th February

OPENING REMARKS – Ursula Müller, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator

MODERATOR - Jagan Chapagain, Under Secretary General of Programmes and Operations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
PANELISTS - Pascale Meige – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies | Sean Lowrie, CEO – Start Network | Brian Lander – World Food Programme | Neil Marsland – Food and Agriculture Organization.

Early Action Technical Meeting

09:00 to 12:30 Thursday 5th February

Start Network with IFRC, OCHA, FAO and WFP, a deeper dive into key challenges and enablers to Early Action, aiming to agree some clear and actionable multi-lateral priorities for the year ahead. 


World Met Office consultation

14:00 Thursday 5th February

Start Network, OCHA, IFRC and UK Met Office work with WMO on developing forecasting products for humanitarian agencies. Followed by a SimEx – 09:00 Friday 6th February


Pathways to Scale

16:30 Friday 6th February 2019

Introducing a new framework for the humanitarian innovation community, to assess pathways to scale humanitarian innovations. GAHI’s new publication will be launched, Humanitarian Innovation: Untangling the many paths to Scale.

Break-out groups with innovation practitioners including Neil Townsend, DEPP Labs Manager, Start Network; GSMA; Innovation Norway; Humanitarian Innovation Fund. 


See the full Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week programme.

Read more about Start Network's work in anticipation, risk financing and innovation.


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