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Clinton Global Initiative
The Start Network has committed to prototype new financial models to ensure that the right solutions are funded at the right time to enable the best possible solutions to humanitarian crises.
Working collaboratively - expecting the unexpected
Catherine Dennis, Protection in Practice Project Manager at Oxfam tells us what she has learned, one year on from the start of the Disasters Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEPP).
Start Fund allocates £160,000 for emergency response in Nigeria
The Start Fund has allocated £161,802 to provide a rapid humanitarian response to an influx of returnees from Cameroon to Nigeria.
Leveraging blockchain tech to improve financial mechanisms in the aid sector
Start Fund disburses £200,000 to address oil spill crisis in Colombia
On the 21st of June 2015, a rebel group sabotaged an oil pipeline in the rural area of Tumaco (Pacific coast of Colombia) causing the “the worst environmental and social damage in the last ten years in Colombia”.
View from the Engine Room #3
Tanuja Pandit shares an update from the engine room of the Start Network.
Start for Change 2015
Start for Change 2015: building new humanitarian solutions together is the Start Network's annual gathering to celebrate success and debate the strategy for the year ahead.
Two new senior roles with Start in evidence and digital communications
The Start Network is recruiting for two new roles to be based with the Start Team at Save the Children's office in London.