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News & Blogs
Start Network Assembly 2020
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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How blockchain can create a more humane process for refugees
Blockchain technology has been making waves in many industries with its transparency and security-oriented technology. From tracking funding to offering refugees financial services and even improving the processing of asylum requests, blockchain is revolutionising the way the world welcomes refugees.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step... Does the proverb ring a bell?
The proverb sure does ring a bell for the Maarifa Kona Innovation Lab team in Kenya as each month provides new insights and it also shapes our outlook on this innovation path shuttled by the DEPP Labs programme.
Maarifa kona making strides
Start Network's innovation lab in Kenya, part of the four national Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Innovation Labs (DEPP Labs) programme, reflects on progress made so far.
Bangladesh Innovation Lab hosts capacity building workshop in Dhaka
The Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) Bangladesh Innovation Lab organised Capacity Building training at the Dhaka Community hospital on the 3rd April.
Launch of 'innovation labs' to prepare for disasters in four countries
Start Network has launched four new “innovation labs” in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, aimed at finding fresh ways to help local communities prepare for disasters. The move is the first of it's kind initiated by an NGO.
Start Network seeks organisations to manage new Innovation Labs for crisis preparedness
The Start Network is delighted to announce details of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) Innovation Labs has launched a worldwide search for organisations to run the new labs.