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Launch of 'innovation labs' to prepare for disasters in four countries

Start Network has launched four new “innovation labs” in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, aimed at finding fresh ways to help local communities prepare for disasters. The move is the first of it's kind initiated by an NGO.



DEPP Case study: International NGOs collaborating on humanitarian surge in Asia

This case study traces the collaboration of seven international humanitarian NGOs in Asia as part of the DEPP's Transforming Surge Capacity project. It identifies the enabling factors that have allowed the involved organisations to collaborate and produce an innovative inter-agency roster for Asia. It also captures what partners have learned from collaborating at a regional level.


Blog Post

Earthquake to floods: how Start Fund helped Ecuador families face second disaster

After El Nino hit Ecuador, bringing heavy rainfall and floods, terrified families were left homeless and the Start Fund enabled Plan International to respond


News Article

The Start Fund responds to its 100th crisis

An outbreak of Lassa fever that poses a risk to nearly a million people in northern Togo has become the focus of the 100th crisis response financed by the Start Fund.


Our Team

  • Ann Foley
    Head of Disaster Risk Management Unit, Plan
  • Gloria Donate
    Head of Disaster Risk Management Unit, Plan