Who we are
History of the Start Network
Read about why we exist and values and reach. Or click above to read about our governance structure and current vacancies.
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We support humanitarians, donors, local partners and other stakeholders in optimising the contribution that they can make to connecting people in crisis with the best possible solutions.
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News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Grand Bargain debate one year on: Cash aid
Is cash the silver bullet or the emperor's new clothes? A year on from Grand Bargain commitments David Jones, Start Fund's MEAL manager, explores what the fund has learned about making cash an effective tool
Kenya drought: how a community network was best placed to step in
What happens when governments are overstretched due to the scale of an emergency and sheer size of the area they have to cover? Is this a time for international agencies to fly into an area they don’t know, or an opportunity to engage local knowledge and people?
World Humanitarian Summit one year on: Start Network puts words into action
One year after the World Humanitarian Summit, the pace of change needs to be faster says Sean Lowrie, director of Start Network
Our WHS Commitments
We recognise locally-led, sustainable, social innovation is strengthening capacities already, and commit to promoting and facilitating such initiatives across the Network and our partners.
We commit to working with others to develop cross-sector initiatives to enable a wide range of actors to participate in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and feedback mechanisms for adaptive programming.