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Video: A new way to think about localisation
The Start Network has launched a new video outlining a new way to think about localisation, the video aims to show a practical structure that could improve the position of local organisations within international aid.
Localisation: lenses and lessons from feminist theory
Start Network’s David Jones discusses the fundamental needs for localisation within the sector.
Rumour Tracking and Management
Do you track rumours, misinformation or disinformation as part of your work? Know what to do next when you have identified a rumour to manage it? If you are currently working on rumour tracking and management, the CDAC Network want to hear about your work.
Building futures through innovation
It’s home to 50,000 people, living in regimented rows of identical white portable cabins in an arid, cold and windy region of Jordan. Some have been living there for more than three years – men, women and children from across Syria. Many of the youngest children have spent their entire lives there.
Communicating with disaster affected communities
Start Network partner CDAC Network enables its members to come together to ensure that communities affected by crises are communicated with effectively and actively engaged in decisions about the relief and recovery efforts in their country.
Supporting organisations to meet the Core Humanitarian Standards
This month a meeting for members of the Start Network and Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) was held to support organisations in their efforts to meet the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) self-assessment process.
Breaking through entrenched positions
Start Network's Shveta Shah discusses building the portfolio of projects within the Disasters Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP)
Start Build launches with funding from DFID's DEPP
On July 8th 2014 the first four projects from the Start Build portfolio were able to begin with funding from the UK Department for International Development’s Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP).