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Insurance leaders join Insurance Development Forum
Chief executives from leading insurance companies will serve on the steering committee of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), a group set up to optimise the use of insurance to protect vulnerable populations, companies and public institutions against risks and shocks.
What does the Grand Bargain need to do to succeed at the World Humanitarian Summit?
Julian Srodecki, World Vision International suggests four things to improve the Grand Bargain for those impacted by disaster and the organisations that seek to directly assist them.
Members Day 2016 live blog
Members' Day will enable member agencies to come together again to explore Start Network activities and dive even deeper into the conversations, turning recommendations into actionable change.
Annual Conference 2016 live blog
Building upon conversations about the new humanitarian economy, this year’s Annual Conference will frame and inspire conversation about the Start Network’s vision and enable delegates to discuss and influence its evolution.
Start Talks live blog
Start Talks: The New Humanitarian Economy will challenge traditional thinking about humanitarian actors, and draw new participants into a conversation about rising to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. Follow the event live.
Start Network welcomes 12 new members
The Start Network is delighted to welcome 12 new members, taking it to 39 members in 14 countries.
National and international humanitarian partnerships
Alice Hawkes and Kerry Ann Akers, from the Protection in Practice project ask whether international organisations are truly ready to relinquish control and enable decision making to take place as close to the front line as possible.
Blockchain pilot tests innovative solution to collaboration, accountability and transparency in crisis response
Pilot to test efficient and transparent decisions about funding for crisis response.