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Humanitarian Network and Partnerships Week
The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) is an annual programme co-chaired by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
Don’t wait, anticipate - using the Start Fund to act early
Start Network’s Luke Caley discusses the progress of the Start Fund Crisis Anticipation Window, one year on from its launch.
Why learning from failure is key to anticipating humanitarian crises
Start Network's Sarah Klasson looks inside the 'black box' of the Crisis Anticipation Window, to see how we can learn from the failure to act early before crises hit this summer.
Start Evolves: A platform approach to early action and transformative change
Start Network's Luke Caley sets out a vision for early action in humanitarian crises, and the platform that could provide the capability needed to take it to scale.
Start members act in anticipation of high stakes election in Kenya
The Start Network is enabling aid agencies in Kenya act early to mitigate the risk of election violence, in a new way of working for the humanitarian sector.
How working together to understand risk will give us the confidence to act early
More members are using the Start Fund to act early, but we are still a long way from a risk-informed, proactive aid system. Start Network’s Luke Caley reflects on what we’ve learned so far and discusses the potential shape of things to come.
The 'supers' who can predict the future:
Crisis Anticipation Adviser Luke Caley talks to the Guardian about the value of early response and the Start Network's efforts to shift humanitarian action from reactive to anticipatory.
First global humanitarian fund to finance interventions before disasters happen
Aid agencies will be enabled to tackle looming disasters before they have occurred, under a pioneering project being launched today by the Start Network.