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Our aim is to deliver effective aid, harnessing the power and knowledge of the network to make faster and better decisions to help people affected by crises.
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From a clinic in Niger
In this guest blog, Johannes Claes, Reporting and Advocacy Officer for Doctors of the World’s Niger Mission, tells us about its response to the relocation of vulnerable groups in Niger, supported by the Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF).
Sean Lowrie announces intention to leave the Start Network
On 30th November the Start Network Board of Trustees was informed of Sean Lowrie’s intention to leave the Start Network in mid-2019.
Start Fund: highest number of awarded responses in a single month
The month of October saw the highest alerting and activated month in the history of the Start Fund, where 13 alerts out of 15 were activated.
Learn at the 2018 Assembly: DEPP Innovation Labs
WNow that we have fostered innovations in our four Innovation labs, what are the next steps to take these inventions up into global scales?
Learn at the 2018 Assembly: Hubs
Lets Start Evolve! Learn about the emergence of our first set of Start Network Hubs.
Learn at the 2018 Assembly: Fundraising
Funding opportunities nowadays are often competitive. How can the Start Network collaborate with its members (and their “family members”) to take advantage of such opportunities, rather than find themselves in competition with them?
Learn at the 2018 Assembly: Due Dilligence
Imagine, a global tiered due dilligence database that allows global transparency in the way aid works.
Learn at the 2018 Assembly: Risk Financing
Disaster risk financing and drought financing - all tools that we want to incorporate into the way humanitarian aid is managed. These will help us literally insure against damages to human life if a disaster was to strike.