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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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Start Network at DIHAD 2015
The Start Network is invited to attend the Dubai International Humanitarian and Development conference and exhibition (DIHAD) from 24 – 26 March.
Building a movement
In late November 2014 I represented the Start Network at Reimagining Relationships: How citizens collaborate to changes the systems in which they live, along with a delegation of member agency staff. This blog captures some of my observations and reflections from the event.
Start to trial new Parametric Insurance model with HIF funding
The Start Network and GlobalAgRisk will work together to develop a prototype for a Parametric Insurance product with funding from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund.
An open letter to OCHA on NGO pooled funds
New Year Message from the Start Network Director
In 2014 the Network moved decisively from concept to reality, thanks to your contributions: of time, political capital and funding.
Start Fund awards £266,590 for Sri Lanka floods
A View from the Engine Room
Tanuja Pandit shares an update from the engine room of the Start Network.
A recap on 2014
The Start Network is almost unrecognisable from the consortium of 12 months ago. Here is a run down of our key milestones from 2014.