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Spotlight on the Start Fund
Using the 1% to implement minimum standards in downward accountability in Puntland
Can we use climate forecasts to allocate funds before a crisis hits?
First double Start Fund activation for Somalia and Nigeria
A double alert for the Start Fund has resulted in an activation for two simultaneous crises in Somalia and Nigeria.
Talent Development Project to launch next week in East Africa
Start to expand its membership beyond the UK
Start Fund grants £200,000 for crisis response in DRC
On Friday a committee of humanitarian experts in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, decided how to allocate £200,000 from the Start Fund for response to the recent fighting in North Kivu.
Job Vacancy: DEPP Portfolio Manager
With the securing of a grant worth up to £26m from the UK Department for International Development under their Disasters Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEPP), the Start Network is seeking a DEPP Portfolio Manager.
New challenges to the humanitarian project: a discussion starter
On the 25th September 2014 the Start Team presented a discussion starter at the Oxfam Global Learning Event, which addressed future challenges faced by NGO leaders and staff.