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New decision making groups in Myanmar and Pakistan
Last week, the Start Network set up the third and fourth Start Fund decision making groups in Myanmar and Pakistan.
How the Start Fund enables faster, locally-led humanitarian responses
The Start Network is stimulating a way of working that enables the international and local to coexist in a dynamic and faster response mechanism.
Breaking through entrenched positions
Start Network's Shveta Shah discusses building the portfolio of projects within the Disasters Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP)
Spotlight on Lesvos
At the end of March Start Network’s Helen James visited Lesvos to take a look at the Start Network European Refugee Response.
Interview with Lali Foster, Translators without Borders
We spoke to Lali Foster from Translators without Borders about their part in the Start Network’s European Refugee Response.
Calling for a ‘Grand Bargain With the Future’
A common NGO position for the Grand Bargain at the World Humanitarian Summit would describe a 21st Century humanitarian system which would enable every humanitarian to make a contribution.
Bridges, walls, and a collaboration ladder
Insights from a learning seminar in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. By Jean-Louis Lambeau (Learning Advisor - DRC, Kenya and Mozambique)
The state of surge
New research says sustainable, adaptable and flexible models to surge are needed to meet the increasing demands of humanitarian needs.