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Better together: How joint capacity building can improve NGO preparedness for emergencies
The Asia Regional Platform of the Transforming Surge Capacity project has gathered 7 international NGOs to create the regional shared roster Go Team Asia, which provides surge support to emergencies across the region. Roster members receive many capacity building opportunities; trainings, simulation exercises, one-to-one coaching, and Trainings of Trainers (ToT). This case study shows how the collaborative nature of capacity building for Go Team Asia improves individuals’ and organisations’ ability to work together, which can help them provide faster and more adequate assistance to affected communities.
Start Network responds rapidly to fill critical gap following Sierra Leone mudslides
Thousands of vulnerable people in dire need following mudslides in Sierra Leone are to begin receiving urgent help today, following the decision yesterday by Start Network members to fund six rapid-response projects.
Start members act in anticipation of high stakes election in Kenya
The Start Network is enabling aid agencies in Kenya act early to mitigate the risk of election violence, in a new way of working for the humanitarian sector.
Testing humanitarian collaboration with the private sector in the Bay of Bengal
As of 2014, 26 out of the 35 deadliest tropical cyclones in world history took place in the Bay of Bengal. Myanmar, Bangladesh and India are all on this cyclone-prone belt, which makes them particularly vulnerable to disaster, yet the areas affected also include major business centres. With their capacities, businesses can thus play a major role in building resilience.