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News & Blogs
Start Network Assembly 2020
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Start Network invites five founding hubs to join a proof of concept phase
Start Network takes next steps to support localisation through regional and national hubs
The Start Network has received responses from more than 230 organisations in more than 60 countries, looking to create and join national and regional Start Network hubs. The hubs are being created to shift greater power and resources to those closest to humanitarian crises.
Hubs and membership Q&A
The Start Network is aiming to create national and regional hubs, which will be collectives of organisations in individual countries or regions. These hubs will function like local versions of the current international Start Network. When fully set up, each hub would manage its own finances, membership and governance, while being able to access services provided by the global Start Network.
Start Network opens new national membership to shift resources closer to humanitarian crises
The Start Network is seeking the views of aid agencies on a new form of membership being launched in order to shift greater power and resources to those closest to humanitarian crises.
Reflections from the Assembly
Kat Reichel reflects on the lessons and insights that came out of the Start Network's Assembly meeting in November, which brought together our members and colleagues to endorse the network's strategic direction.
Unlocking barriers to enable greater diversity in the humanitarian system
Here we look at one of the proposals from the Start Evolves task teams, the Due Diligence team proposes a global due diligence database to enable greater diversity in the humanitarian system.
Start Evolves - the value of hubs in Kenya and Jordan
The Start Network’s vision is to become a decentralised network of hubs at the regional and national level. To discuss the value of hubs with members, Start Network’s Neil Townsend and Bhavya Srinivasan hosted consultation meetings in Amman and Nairobi as part of Start Evolves.
Start Evolves: A platform approach to early action and transformative change
Start Network's Luke Caley sets out a vision for early action in humanitarian crises, and the platform that could provide the capability needed to take it to scale.