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News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Blockchain for humanitarian decision making, a risk analysis
Paul Currion discusses the risks and challenges of Start Network’s blockchain project.
Supporting organisations to meet the Core Humanitarian Standards
This month a meeting for members of the Start Network and Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) was held to support organisations in their efforts to meet the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) self-assessment process.
The World Humanitarian Summit and the significance of climate insurance
Start Network’s Deirdre O'Sullivan-Winks discusses Start Network’s efforts to showcase the significance of climate insurance in reducing humanitarian need at the World Humanitarian Summit.
Reducing the humanitarian finance gap
Imagine donor countries emphasizing the "power of insurance", humanitarian actors asking for premium subsidies from donors to finance disaster risk insurance schemes and (former) multi-lateral executives suggesting development banks should extend concessional loans to countries to jump start the use of risk transfer programs.
Science, innovation, and risk transfer key to disaster resilience
A continued and advanced use of science to enhance risk modelling, innovation to drive efficiency, and the experience and skills of the global risk transfer landscape are required to support and improve global disaster resilience efforts, according to speakers at a recent Start Talks event.
Innovation, blockchain and the World Humanitarian Summit
Start Network's Annemarie Poorterman discusses her time at WHS and how technology can help address the need for improved transparency and accountability in the sector.
Sean Lowrie addresses the World Humanitarian Summit
On Tuesday 24 May, Sean Lowrie, Director of the Start Network, delivered a statement to the World Humanitarian Summit plenary.
Insurance leaders join Insurance Development Forum
Chief executives from leading insurance companies will serve on the steering committee of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), a group set up to optimise the use of insurance to protect vulnerable populations, companies and public institutions against risks and shocks.