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Annual Report 2021
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Start Ready goes live and confirms support for six countries
Start Network is delighted to announce that Start Ready has officially gone live, protecting people in six countries against predictable climate shocks.
Transitioning to a locally led model
On World Oceans Day, Take Action to Achieve a Sustainable Planet
World Oceans Day 2022 calls for individuals, civil society, governments, institutions and the international community to collectively work to revitalise our oceans, which are home to most of the world’s biodiversity and are predicted to be a source of employment for 40 million people by 2030.
The Start Fund Awards Community Led Learning Grants
The Community Led Approaches to MEAL Grant enables people affected by or at-risk of crises to have more of a say in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
Building sustainable partnerships: INGOs’ perspectives of the value in providing partners with unrestricted funding
The exact rate of ICR received by implementing organisations varies and is often a process of negotiation. However, as a ballpark figure, it is usually between 7-10%.
Dealing with exclusion – recognising systemic power imbalances and identifying ways to overcome them
The humanitarian sector aims to be locally led and therefore, it is important that the humanitarian sector listens to organisations acting at the local scale, so we can learn from their experiences and adapt to meet their needs. Over recent years, Start Network has engaged local and national non-governmental organisations through interviews and surveys to determine ways in which humanitarian structures can do better to support them. Gathering perceptions from non-governmental organisations has led to some pertinent findings related to exclusionary practices that some organisations acting at the local scale experience and led to some key recommendations that humanitarian actors can begin to implement in order to build equitable partnerships. While more in-depth research on these systemic issues continues to be conducted by Start Network and other organisations, we hope that this overview can assist international actors to begin positively disrupting the traditional systems that create barriers to equity within crisis response.
New locally led coalition in Bangladesh launching in partnership with the Share Trust and Start Network
Local and national NGOs in coastal Bangladesh have come together to form the Sundarban Coalition.
Start Network Launches Grants To Accelerate Anticipation and Locally-Led Action
Start Network has launched three new grants that will enable members to access funds in order to accelerate locally led anticipatory action and community-led approaches to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.