History of the Start Network
Governance & Assurance
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're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
Start Fund COVID-19
Start Fund Bangladesh
Anticipation & Risk Financing
Migration Emergency Response
Our initiatives aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
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Crisis Response Summaries
We are committed to transparency, accountability, evidence-led decision-making and using learning to continuously evolve.
News & Blogs
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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The Domino Effect: Acting in advance of crises
We have helped to mitigate the damage of impending disasters and, in some cases, managed to stop crises from forming altogether as a result of well-timed, pre-emptive action. Through these experiences, we have built a strong body of evidence that points to the value of early interventions to save time, money, and lives.
How aid agencies are using Start Network’s funding mechanisms to address the COVID-19 pandemic
Start Network members began to raise alerts to COVID-19 in Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries on 20 March, through the Start Network’s existing fund portfolio - Start Fund, Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF) and Start Fund Bangladesh. Two weeks later, on 2 April Start Network launched Start Fund COVID-19 with a generous €1.5 million donation from the IKEA Foundation.
OPEN CALL TO SUPPORT THE START NETWORK’S EXPERT ADVISORY GROUP ON DISEASE OUTBREAKS
The Forecast-based Warning, Analysis and Response Network (FOREWARN) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder community that brings together forecasting information providers, experts across a range of fields and experienced humanitarians to provide advice in support of operationally-sound decision making regarding how the funding could be put to greatest use. We are urgently seeking experts in disease, epidemiology and public health to support the Start Fund COVID-19 decision making process
Start Network launches COVID-19 fund
Start Network has launched a new COVID-19 aid fund to anticipate and respond to critical virus-related humanitarian needs in low-income countries. The fund is being kickstarted with a donation from IKEA Foundation for €1.5M, other donors are being sought.
New COVID-19 fund to help vulnerable communities in low-income countries
Start Network is setting up a new COVID-19 fund to anticipate and respond to critical virus-related humanitarian needs in low-income countries.
Pluies diluviennes accompagnees d’un ouragan dans la zone de sante de Kalima Province du Maniema en R D Congo
En début de ce mois de Mars 2020, une pluie torrentielle accompagnée d’un vent violent s’est abattue sur la zone de sante de Kalima en territoire de Pangi, Province du Maniema en République Démocratique du Congo causant plusieurs dégâts matériels et humains.
Storms in Kalima, Province of Maniema, Democratic Republic of Congo
Earlier this month, torrential rain accompanied by violent wind fell on Kalima in Maniema Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, causing both material and human damage.
COVID-19: A message from our CEO and CFOO
The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting all of us, our families, our communities, our way of life, and for Start Network, the content of our work.