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Primer on Mainstreaming Gender and DRF: Experiences of Marginalized Gender Identities in Disasters in rural/urban communities in the Philippines

The conduct of the missing voices approach in understanding the role of gender in disaster risk financing for the Philippines provided several emerging themes. Themes vary from disaster preparedness activities, early action, as well as barriers and challenges which need to be considered in developing a local DRF system. Start Network recognizes the importance of experiences as a learning mechanism to devise ways to help in improving disaster preparedness, access to information, and early action given the gendered needs of people.

24Nov21

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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 resulted in the emergence of Hubs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, India, the Pacific Region and Pakistan. 

15Nov21

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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 questions that SN needs to answer at all levels leadership, management, staff, membership, Hubs, etc. 

16Nov21

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Indicadores de exito desde la perspectiva de la comunidad

Esta infografía resume los resultados de dos estudios en los que la Red Start habló directamente con los miembros de la comunidad sobre lo que significa para ellos el éxito de las respuestas de acción temprana.

15Nov21

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Les indicateurs de reussite du point de vue de la communaute

Cette infographie d'une page résume les résultats de deux études dans le cadre desquelles Start Network a interrogé directement les membres de la communauté sur ce que signifient pour eux des mesures d'action précoce réussies.

15Nov21

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MONTHLY RISK BULLETIN ISSUED: NOVEMBER 2021

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.

12Nov21

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Indicators of success from a community-perspective

This infographic summarises findings from two studies where Start Network spoke directly to community members about what success in early action responses means to them. We followed two quite different types of assistance- the first being a cooling facility and behaviour messaging programme to help during the heatwave in Pakistan, and the second being the provision of non-food items for those displaced following a volcanic eruption in DRC.

10Nov21

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Acting ahead of crises: how far do we go?

Analysis of humanitarian financing from 2014 - 2019 found that funding pre-organised in advance, based on pre-agreed triggers or plans (predominantly through regional risk pools and anticipatory humanitarian action systems) was equivalent to less than 1% of the UN appeals funding. However, more than 50% of humanitarian crises are somewhat predictable.

01Nov21

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Gender Inclusive Disaster Risk Financing - Executive Summary

In 2021, Start Network commissioned a piece of research to analyse issues around gender for Disaster Risk Finance programming, in order to make recommendations to help us ensure the DRF systems we build and support are fully gender-sensitive, and to ensure that our programmes adequately account for gender differences at different points of the project cycle. Based on the ‘Missing Voices’ methodology developed by Practical Action, the research sought to hear from those individuals who are most marginalised, to gain insight into their experiences in order to design more inclusive approaches to disaster risk management. The research included a deep dive into two case studies - Bangladesh and the Philippines - to illustrate the gendered dimensions of DRF programming with real-life experiences.

28Oct21

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Gender Inclusive Disaster Risk Financing

As the Start Network continues to focus on Disaster Risk Financing programming, this research was commissioned to analyse the issues and additional considerations around gender in DRF programming. Making programming most effective includes ensuring that the DRF systems that we build or support are fully gender-sensitive and adequately account for gender differences at different points of the project cycle. This includes how gender issues might differ across different hazard types (eg. fast vs. slow onset) and geographic contexts, and the approaches we can take to account for them. Specifically, the purpose of this research is to answer the following two questions: 1) Which points in DRF System development and implementation are likely to have the most significant gendered aspects? How might this vary between hazards and contexts? 2) How can our disaster risk financing ‘building blocks’ (i.e the guidance we give to Start Network members for building quality DRF systems) be enhanced to fully mainstream gender? This research was led by Practical Action Consulting and the case studies were carried out by CARE Bangladesh and CARE Philippines, with close support from the Start Network.

28Oct21

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Working Differently Challenge Learning Brief

This learning brief looks at the key lessons from the inaugural round of Start Network’s Working Differently Challenge (WDC). It particularly explores lessons on how to support the collaboration of organisations to develop their emerging innovation ideas through different ways of working. The evidence draws from perception surveys gathered from the teams that took part in the challenge—CADENA, Islamic Relief, A Single Drop for Safer Water, Tearfund—and from learning captured through ongoing coaching and reflections.

01Nov21

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Les Organisations Locales Reflechissent a Leurs Partenariats Avec Start Network

En 2020, Start Network a mené une enquête auprès de 98 organisations locales et nationales (75 hommes et 23 femmes de 32 pays) qui avaient déjà établi un partenariat avec Start Network ou un membre de Start Network. L’objectif de l’enquête était de mieux comprendre les modes de fonctionnement des partenariats. L’enquête visait à identifier les défis et les opportunités de partenariats collaboratifs et égalitaires entre Start Network et les membres de Start Network avec des partenaires locaux. Quatre-vingt-quatorze pour cent des partenaires locaux ont estimé que l’interaction était « très positive » ou « positive », cependant, la majorité (86 %) a également estimé que Start Network ou les membres de Start Network devraient en faire plus pour construire une relation plus forte.  Lire le résumé en anglais, bangla, indonésien, espagnol et urdu.

29Oct21

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