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News & Blogs
Start Network Assembly 2020
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Innovative women’s dairy making a splash in northeast Kenya
The Mt. Marsabit Dairy is a women's cooperative diary in Marsabit County, northern Kenya that sources dairy products from individual suppliers and applies cutting-edge production techniques to offer longer life, affordable dairy products. The dairy supports the most vulnerable members of the community, especially pastoralist women, to earn a livelihood through a structured micro-milk collection system.
A Syrian refugee’s solution for much-needed low-cost rentals in Jordan
Betna is a housing solution for refugees and low-income workers in Jordan. This case study looks at the solution and how the innovation is intending to scale.
Podcast: considering intellectual property in humanitarian innovation
How can you assign and protect copyright and intellectual property when co-designing humanitarian solutions with multiple actors, including disaster-affected communities and vulnerable groups?
Podcast: Exploring ethics in humanitarian innovation
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Research Professor of Humanitarian Studies, University of Oslo, speaks to Start Network's innovation labs in Jordan, Philippines, Bangladesh and Kenya about ethics in humanitarian innovation.
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.
When humanitarians foster innovation
‘Innovation’ has become a ‘buzz word’ in the humanitarian sector, with organisations seeking new and improved ways of delivering aid or boosting the preparedness and resilience of at-risk communities.