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New UK support to strengthen local level response to crises
Ukraine crisis reveals the need for a more equitable humanitarian response
The geopolitical scope of the Ukraine crisis means it will most likely have far-reaching consequences beyond the country’s borders. Start Network's approach to the Ukraine crisis is based on learning from other larger-scale crises that the Start Fund has responded to in the past.
Building sustainable partnerships: INGOs’ perspectives of the value in providing partners with unrestricted funding
The exact rate of ICR received by implementing organisations varies and is often a process of negotiation. However, as a ballpark figure, it is usually between 7-10%.
START NETWORK AT HNPW 2022
Start Network will be lending its voice at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) in May 2022 to push forward our commitment towards locally led and anticipatory action.
START READY APPOINTS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
Start Ready is announcing the appointment of its first Governance Committee. The Start Ready Committee has been selected by a panel consisting of a Governance Design Group.
The Taal Experience: Lessons on Inclusive Anticipation Action on Volcanic Disasters
Closing the learning loop
In June 2021, Bright Star Development Society Balochistan (BSDSB), were funded to assist in mitigating an anticipated heatwave in Sibi (Pakistan). Bright Star provided behavioural messaging in addition to ‘cooling facilities’ that provided cold water and a place to rest.
Dealing with exclusion – recognising systemic power imbalances and identifying ways to overcome them
The humanitarian sector aims to be locally led and therefore, it is important that the humanitarian sector listens to organisations acting at the local scale, so we can learn from their experiences and adapt to meet their needs. Over recent years, Start Network has engaged local and national non-governmental organisations through interviews and surveys to determine ways in which humanitarian structures can do better to support them. Gathering perceptions from non-governmental organisations has led to some pertinent findings related to exclusionary practices that some organisations acting at the local scale experience and led to some key recommendations that humanitarian actors can begin to implement in order to build equitable partnerships. While more in-depth research on these systemic issues continues to be conducted by Start Network and other organisations, we hope that this overview can assist international actors to begin positively disrupting the traditional systems that create barriers to equity within crisis response.