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Reflecting on two years of community-driven innovation with the DEPP Labs
Launched in 2017, the DEPP Innovation Labs has supported community-centred innovation in humanitarian environments in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and Philippines. On 31 July, the first phase of the pioneering program came to a close. So what did the DEPP Labs achieve?
Annual Report 2018
The Start Network is pleased to share the 2018 Annual Report showcasing its work on revolutionising the way that humanitarian aid is being disbursed.
Christina Bennett appointed as new chief executive of Start Network
Start Network has appointed Christina Bennett, currently Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, as its new CEO.
Start Network launches new charity to transform the global humanitarian sector
Start Network has today launched a new charity, which is aiming to catalyse a new era of humanitarian aid because its members believe that the global humanitarian system needs urgent reform to meet the challenges posed by today’s crises.
What could you not have done without the Start Fund?
Every Start Network member that receives funds through the Start Fund answers this question in the reporting template. The feedback is used to gauge the impact of the Start Fund. In 2018, half of the responses to this question mentioned either the timeliness of the Start Fund or its ability to fill a gap in an ongoing response effort.
Start Network joins Comprehensive Risk Management Technical Expert Group
Aparna Shrivastava from Mercy Corps will represent Start Network in the UN Climate Change Technical Expert Group on Comprehensive Risk Management
Start Fund's role
Each year the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations office (ECHO) releases the Forgotten Crisis Assessment (FCA) index, which uses four indicators to highlight humanitarian crises where the affected populations either do not receive enough international aid, or no aid at all.
Lab sustainability models
As well as the innovations, the labs themselves needed to think about sustaining and/or scaling. Most grant funded programmes stop when the grant stops, but not those who have prepared for financial sustainability from the outset.