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Start Network launches 2021 Annual Report - Making Progress on Systems Change
Building on Start Network’s achievements on locally led action, collective innovation and new forms of financing, our 2021 Annual Report: Making Progress on Systems Change provided us the incredible opportunity once again to reflect on our quest towards actualising a new era of humanitarian action.
Anticipating Cold Waves in the Terai Region, Nepal
“I filled out a voucher form to indicate what I need to survive low temperatures. I expressed my family's need for blankets, sweaters, thermos, rice, salt, oil, lentils, and sugar. A few days later, I got a call to collect the items that I choose. This paper voucher was easy for me," Rita, a community member from Terai shares her experience during Start Fund Nepal's anticipatory response to the cold wave in January 2022.
Start Ready goes live and confirms support for six countries
Start Network is delighted to announce that Start Ready has officially gone live, protecting people in six countries against predictable climate shocks.
Ukraine crisis reveals the need for a more equitable humanitarian response
The geopolitical scope of the Ukraine crisis means it will most likely have far-reaching consequences beyond the country’s borders. Start Network's approach to the Ukraine crisis is based on learning from other larger-scale crises that the Start Fund has responded to in the past.
New Course on the Contingency Plan in Start Ready Disaster Risk Financing Course
Start Network has launched its new online course for our members and local partners within the series of courses on Start Ready Disaster Risk Financing system.
This new course named Contingency Plan in Start Ready DRF is hosted via Kaya Connect and covers the first pillar of the Disaster Risk Financing-DRF approach.
On World Oceans Day, Take Action to Achieve a Sustainable Planet
World Oceans Day 2022 calls for individuals, civil society, governments, institutions and the international community to collectively work to revitalise our oceans, which are home to most of the world’s biodiversity and are predicted to be a source of employment for 40 million people by 2030.
The Start Fund Awards Community Led Learning Grants
The Community Led Approaches to MEAL Grant enables people affected by or at-risk of crises to have more of a say in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
CONDUCTING OBSERVATIONS AT CHILD FRIENDLY SPACES IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DRC)
The Start Network Evidence and Learning team completed independent monitoring for a project delivering a 45-day child protection response for displaced children in Kasindi, the DRC.