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Methodology: Temporal and Spatial Mapping of Community Lives and Livelihoods in Senegal: Replicating the Methodology

This article outlines the method that was used to collect, code and visualise sentinel site data from the ARC Replica drought pay-out in Senegal. It is intended for practitioners and decision makers who are looking to: 1) bring in community member voices to inform early action programme designs and 2) explore new ways of using qualitative data to inform decision making around early action. The methodology outlined can also be replicated by researchers collecting longitudinal data with multiple data points over long periods of time.

21Jun22

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Overview: Leveraging Community Level Data for Early Action Programmes: Temporal and Spatial Mapping of Community Livelihoods in Senegal

Start Network implements a range of early action programmes to enable communities to act ahead of potential hazards. One of the challenges involved in delivering impactful early action interventions is ensuring that assistance reaches community members at the right time, i.e., before some community members are forced to resort to negative coping mechanisms such as taking children out of school, cutting down on meals or incurring debts for food provision. Intervention timing can differ within the same country and from one region or community to another. Qualitative data collected from community members provides crucial insights that help us determine the right windows of opportunity for interventions. However, this longitudinal qualitative data requires time to analyse and infer lessons, which can make it difficult for decision makers who have little time to read detailed qualitative accounts. Start Network, through our ARC Replica programme, collected qualitative data about the lived experiences of community members in various parts of Senegal over a six month period. This article explains the visualisations curated via Data Spoiler, and outlines the key findings from the monthly check-ins across 22 sentinel sites. It is intended for data practitioners and decision makers to enable them to: 1) Understand how community voices can inform early action programme design and 2) Explore new ways of using qualitative data to inform decision making around early action

21Jun22

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Anti-Racist and Decolonial Framework

This framework has been developed to help Start Network, our members and teams understand and address the many ways in which racism and colonialism can affect our work. Download the Framework     In Arabic In Bengali In English In French In Spanish      

14Jun22

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G7 Summit 2022 Advocacy and Social Media Pack

Start Network has been working with various key stakeholders and partners to influence greater change in the humanitarian system. Support our G7 calls to action as we forward working closely with local actors for more sustainable humanitarian and anticipatory action.

14Jun22

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MONTHLY RISK BULLETIN ISSUED: JUNE 2022

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.

01Jun22

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Start Ready Governance Committee Terms of Reference

This document outlines the governance structure of Start Ready. This group, accountable to the Board of Trustees, holds delegated oversight and decision-making authority about issues pertaining to Start Ready. The Terms of Reference outline the purposes and responsibilities of the committee, composition & tenure, voting responsibilities, and reporting & management structures.

27May22

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Start Ready FAQs

Start Ready–a new financing mechanism of the Start Network which launched in November 2021 – provides funding at scale for predictable crises worldwide.

27May22

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PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES FOR START READY DECISION-MAKING

This document is to be used by the Start Ready Committee to aid decision-making. It outlines principles and practices for the committee to abide by and follow to ensure robust decision-making.

24May22

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Start Ready: How it works

Start Ready builds on the Start Network’s experience in developing locally led systems that enable frontline humanitarians to access early, predictable disaster risk finance.

24May22

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HNPW Key Takeaways ICR Session

HNPW Session: Recovering costs sharing: An important step in rebalancing power and creating a more inclusive system This panel session explored indirect recovery costs (ICR) and how they are shared with local and national actors. It is important that these power inequalities are addressed as ICR sharing is a tangible step to have a better share of power and push toward a locally-led humanitarian system

24May22

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HNPW Key Takeaways Due Diligence Session

HNPW Session: Building an inclusive compliance landscape: Modular due diligence and a global digital repository Current due diligence frameworks are resource-heavy undertakings designed with large Western multinational organisations in mind, making it challenging for small local and national actors to meet and maintain the compliance infrastructure required. 

24May22

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PAKISTAN HEATWAVE MODEL

Since 2017, Start Network members in Pakistan, have been developing Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) Systems that allows civil society actors in-country to pro-actively manage disaster risks (such as droughts, heatwaves, and floods). Reducing the impacts of weather extremes and disasters is a fundamental part of building longer-term climate resilience. By quantifying risks in advance of disasters, pre-positioning funds, and releasing them according to pre-agreed plans, enable earlier action and reduce the costs of disasters considerably ensuring that the right assistance reaches the right people at the right time. This is all done through the scientific modelling of hazards, collaborative development of contingency plans and the establishment of pre-positioned financing to enable earlier, more predictable, and better-coordinated assistance to communities affected by predictable disasters.

16May22

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