Who we are
Read about why we exist and values and reach. Or click above to read about our governance structure and current vacancies.
The future of the network
Join the Start Network
See which organisations are in the Network and which are our donors and partners. Or click above to find out about becoming a member.
DEPP Innovation Labs
Anticipation & Risk Financing
Migration Emergency Response Fund
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.
See publications and resources from across the Network
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
See events and training from across the Network
Filter News & Blog Posts
Growing monitoring, evaluation and learning within the Start Network
The Start Network is seeking two new colleagues to help grow our monitoring, evaluation and learning.
ReShapeAid: Voices from the frontline
With the World Humanitarian Summit set to happen in Istanbul in May 2016, members of the Act Alliance are lobbying for the voices of marginalised, vulnerable and disaster-affected communities to be heard on the global stage.
Statement from the Start Network on the Kunduz Hospital bombings
The horrific bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan has once again illustrated the growing lack of respect for the Geneva Conventions and other international norms in conflicts around the world.
Start Fund crisis update
A summary of small to medium scale crises that the Start Fund has been alerted to, between 16 September and 5 October 2015.
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