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Maarifa kona making strides

Start Network's innovation lab in Kenya, part of the four national Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Innovation Labs (DEPP Labs) programme, reflects on progress made so far.

10Jul18

News Article

Maarifa kona making strides

Start Network's innovation lab in Kenya, part of the four national Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Innovation Labs (DEPP Labs) programme, reflects on progress made so far.

10Jul18

News Article

How do we choose where to help?

On April 17, Start Network received an urgent alert from two of its 42 member organisations, asking for rapid funding to combat a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria. The other members of the United Kingdom-based humanitarian network were quickly consulted, but they were divided over whether, of all the world’s pressing humanitarian needs, this one deserved some of the network’s precious funds.

10Jul18

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Increasing resilience to natural disasters with cash-based interventions

This report from Catholic Relief Services funded through the Start Fund learning grant, identifies best practices and highlights the lessons learnt following the completion of projects within Alert 195 Vietnam (Typhoon Damrey). 

10Jul18

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Lessons from a 45-day intervention in eastern DRC

This 'value for money' report from Solidarites International identifies several lessons learnt from the completion of ‘Alert 194 DRC (Cholera)’ and highlights the fundamental value about the impact of the Start Fund for the response.

09Jul18

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The DEPP achievements

The DEPP has been producing high impact results since its inception, in the spirit of the Grand Bargain’s commitment to: 25% of humanitarian funding going as directly as possible to local and national responders; the participation revolution; strengthening engagement between humanitarian and development actors; and cash-based programming. Below, are some of the achievements against the programme’s five result areas. These are based on programmatic log frame data and independent evaluations for each project in DEPP.

04Jul18



Our Team

  • Allan A Calma
    Deputy Director, Disaster Management Program, Community World Service Asia
  • Karen Janjua
    Senior Programme Advisor, Community World Service Asia