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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.
Why independence matters
This is big news: spinning off a new charity is the not-for-profit equivalent of an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Today we have become an independent Company and Charity that is owned by the Member NGOs. Until today we have been a consortium hosted by Save the Children UK. Until today we have seen ourselves as a start-up. Today we exited that incubation.
Practical approaches to innovation and innovative practices
Innovation and innovative practices are often seen as dependent upon new and transformative technologies. In this guest piece, as part of the Humanitarian Futures newsletter, Professor Randolph Kent shares the transformative work of FOREWARN members to meet present and future challenges in the humanitarian sector.
Four new trustees join the Start Network Board
We are pleased to announce that four new trustees have now joined the Start Network Board! The new trustees come from a variety of backgrounds, and join the Board at an exciting time, as the Start Network transitions to new leadership and enters its second month as an independent entity.
Start Fund awarded responses: May
May saw a quieter month for the Start Fund with only two Start Fund alerts activated in a global context of higher-profile alerts.
Anticipation and Early Action webinar
The Start Network invites you to an Anticipation and Early Action webinar on 19th June 11:00 – 12:15 am GMT. Learn more.
Applications open for Start Network membership pilot in two countries
Start Network is opening up the opportunity for 10 local and national organisations in two countries/regions to take the next step towards forming a hub in their locality, by taking part in piloting a new tiered due diligence framework.
Start Fund awarded responses: April
The month of April saw a diverse range of alerts raised by our members; however, amidst a context of multiple high-profile crises, the Start Fund responded to three important and under-the-radar alerts.