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Welt Hunger Hilfe

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Start Network and Welthungerhilfe at COP23

Start Network and Welthungerhilfe joined the international political community at COP23, the Bonn Climate Change Conference, to discuss how data and new financial instruments can enable aid agencies to mitigate the effects of extreme weather on communities.


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Start Network and Pakistan government collaborate on new way to finance drought response

Start Network members have begun working with Pakistan’s disaster authority to develop a new way of funding preventative action, aimed at helping vulnerable families threatened by drought.


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What can Groucho Marx tell us about being a member of the Start Network?

Sean Lowrie asks why do agencies from five different continents want to know and join Start Network? What advantages do they receive by doing so - both now and in the future - and what else do they gain?


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The World Humanitarian Summit and the significance of climate insurance

Start Network’s Deirdre O'Sullivan-Winks discusses Start Network’s efforts to showcase the significance of climate insurance in reducing humanitarian need at the World Humanitarian Summit.


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Reducing the humanitarian finance gap

Imagine donor countries emphasizing the "power of insurance", humanitarian actors asking for premium subsidies from donors to finance disaster risk insurance schemes and (former) multi-lateral executives suggesting development banks should extend concessional loans to countries to jump start the use of risk transfer programs.


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View from the Engine Room #3

Tanuja Pandit shares an update from the engine room of the Start Network.