10 year anniversary
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The Working Differently Challenge
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Migration Emergency Response
Our initiatives aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
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World Economic Summit 2020
Last week's World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos brought together around 3,000 participants from around the world, focused on high-level discussions between political and business leaders around global challenges and big themes. Start Network attended this year, and this is what we thought.
Essential support to under-the-radar crises in Bangladesh
We share some stories on the unique space that this Start Fund Bangladesh holds in providing essential support to under-the-radar crises.
Crisis anticipation online training launched
Start Network has launched a new free 'Crisis Anticipation and Action' online training for Start Network members.
The Start Fund’s 400th Alert
The drought in Southern Africa has been ongoing since October 2018 and has consistently grown in scale and severity. 45 million people were estimated to be experiencing critical levels of food insecurity at the end of 2019. The ongoing crisis is the cumulative consequences of the climate-related natural disasters (including drought, cyclone, and flooding) that have hit Zambia.
Shifting the power: Start Fund Bangladesh in action
“It's a great example of localisation, the local NGOs have access to funds, mutual learning opportunity and ensured collective efforts for national and international organisations”
The Start Fund Bangladesh makes progress in localisation
Start Fund Bangladesh is demonstrating how localisation makes aid more effective and efficient. People in need are receiving help 10 days faster and operational costs have been halved.
Start Network to support five ‘founding hubs’ to drive localisation of aid
Start Network has announced five founding hubs to be based in countries and regions affected by crises, localising resources and decision-making to improve the quality of humanitarian aid.
An end of year message from Christina Bennett, CEO of Start Network
An end of year message from Christina Bennett, CEO of Start Network.