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Global Parametrics to bring insurance to vulnerable communities in developing countries
The imminent launch of Global Parametrics is interesting news in the world of disaster risk transfer and financing for the developing world and development communities.
Communicating with disaster affected communities
Start Network partner CDAC Network enables its members to come together to ensure that communities affected by crises are communicated with effectively and actively engaged in decisions about the relief and recovery efforts in their country.
New Start Fund decision making groups in Senegal, Cameroon, and DRC
Three more Start Fund Decision Making Groups have been set up in Senegal, Cameroon and DRC, Kat Reichel tells us more.
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.