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Start Network at the ICT4D Conference 2017
Helen James attended the ICT4D Conference 2017 in Hyderabad, here she gives a summary of the Start Network's sessions at the conference and other relavent sessions for our agenda.
A story of Start Fund Alert 144 in Malawi:
In February, HelpAge International and Christian Aid led a cash-based response to assist flood victims in Malawi through the Start Fund. Here is a take on the story that made its way to one of the country's news sites, Malawi24.
Punk and disability inclusion have more in common than you may think
Diana Hiscock, Disability Adviser at HelpAge International, considers the impact of "attitude" on our perception of events, and how this can shape our behaviour.
First global humanitarian fund to finance interventions before disasters happen
Aid agencies will be enabled to tackle looming disasters before they have occurred, under a pioneering project being launched today by the Start Network.