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.
See which organisations are in the Network and which are our donors and partners. Or click above to find out about becoming a member.
We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
Anticipation & Risk Financing
Start Fund Bangladesh
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 continuity evolve.
News & Blogs
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Responding to drought emergency in Kenya
Below average rainfall across the Horn of Africa caused drought conditions across the whole region, and particularly in north and north-eastern pastoral zones of Kenya. Read this case study by ACTED awarded swift funding by the Start Fund for their response.
The purpose of a journey map is to gain a holistic and shared understanding of a new or existing path (or process) followed by your target customers/ beneficiaries and your fellow staff who interact with a particular aspect of your work which needs attention.
Innovation lab tools in practice
DEPP Innovation Labs have pioneered scalable, sustainable innovation with, by and for disaster affected communities. Established in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, all disaster-prone countries, the Labs sought to tackle specific challenges identified by communities at risk.
Start Fund Bangladesh makes a direct award to a local NGO
In June 2019, Start Fund Bangladesh made its first national disbursement to a local NGO. This signifies a major step forward in the Start Networks localisation commitments, allowing funds to go directly to the organisation best placed to provide assistance, with major cost and time savings.
Start Network influencing the ways of working for its member organisations
In early 2019, The Start Network undertook a member survey which probed for examples of how the Start Network is influencing their operations.
Annual Report 2018
The Start Network is pleased to share the 2018 Annual Report showcasing its work on revolutionising the way that humanitarian aid is being disbursed.
Christina Bennett appointed as new chief executive of Start Network
Start Network has appointed Christina Bennett, currently Head of the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute, as its new CEO.
Grand Bargain three years on
Three years ago at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, world leaders and humanitarian agencies including the Start Network committed to scale up support for locally-led humanitarian action. What has been the progress since then? What milestones has the humanitarian achieved done since then?