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COP26: New global financial service launches to protect most vulnerable from climate crisis – before disaster hits
Start Ready, a new global financial service that will support the humanitarian sector to tackle the climate crisis is launching today at COP26, with funding from the UK Government, the French Government, the IKEA Foundation and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.
COP26: New insurance sector and NGO partnership will protect world’s most vulnerable from climate risks
Start Network and the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) are today announcing a new partnership to support the development of a new global financial service for the humanitarian sector, which will help communities to get ahead of escalating climate risks.
Start Network at COP26
Start Network is calling on world leaders at COP26 to help ensure the humanitarian sector is better prepared to deal with more intense and severe climate crises.
G7 commits to scale-up support for anticipatory action and the Start Fund
The G7 has confirmed its commitment to supporting the scaling-up of anticipatory action and the growth of the Start Fund.
Working with local organisations to respond quickly to Cyclone Eloise
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DRC Hub Paves the Way for a New Era of Humanitarian Action
The General Assembly of the Start Network Hub in the Democratic Republic of the Congo took place from 09 to 12 November 2021 and was attended by 40 delegates from the provincial governments of North and South Kivu, the central government, international, national and local NGOs, research institutions and universities, as well as members of Start Network’s team.
Reflecting on the outcomes of the Crisis Response Resilience Lab
In October 2021, Complexity University in partnership with Start Network and The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) launched the first radical, action-focused innovation programme for community-led impact in the aid sector. The Crisis Response and Resilience Lab was a 2-week intensive action-learning programme, the first of its kind, aimed at supporting humanitarian practitioners to experience and learn a new way of working in response to complex humanitarian challenges. The Lab was an experiment in itself—an opportunity to create a place where different people could build new practices, relationships and learning, whilst experiencing a professional and personal journey taking them from business as usual towards a new, better, humanitarian system.