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New Course on the Contingency Plan in Start Ready Disaster Risk Financing Course
Start Network has launched its new online course for our members and local partners within the series of courses on Start Ready Disaster Risk Financing system.
This new course named Contingency Plan in Start Ready DRF is hosted via Kaya Connect and covers the first pillar of the Disaster Risk Financing-DRF approach.
New Start Ready Disaster Risk Financing Course
Start Network has launched Intro to Disaster Risk Financing, a new online course for our members and their local partners.
This course will build your understanding of Start Ready's proactive Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) approach.
AT LEAST 55% OF CRISES CAN BE PREDICTED BUT LESS THAN 1% OF HUMANITARIAN FUNDING IS RELEASED EARLY
"Early intervention through insurance drastically increases the number of people who can be helped"
- Nelly Maonde, Start Network Country Disaster Risk Finance Coordinator - Zimbabwe
MapAction supports the Start Network to improve early action in humanitarian response
Geospatial data, data visualisation and information management are critical to anticipatory action. As a trusted leader in these fields MapAction has been selected to partner with the Start Network to assist with our programmes of anticipatory and early action.
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.
High-level Humanitarian Event on Anticipatory Action: Statement by Christina Bennett
The United Nations and the Governments of Germany and the United Kingdom convened a high-level event to advance anticipatory action and galvanise a collective push to act ahead of crises. Start Network CEO Christina Bennett made the following statement at the event.
Reflections on the High-level Humanitarian Event on Anticipatory Action
A High-level Humanitarian Event on Anticipatory Action, convened by OCHA and the Governments of Germany and the UK, took place on 9 September 2021. This brought together leaders from across governments, international financial institutions, the United Nations (UN) and civil society, who delivered powerful statements on their commitments to act to ahead of crises. Here, Sarah Klassen, Ben Webster, Jânio Dambo, and LA Dimailig offer their personal reflections on what this event achieved – and what should happen next.
With opportunity comes responsibility
The Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) systems being piloted by Start Network offer the opportunity for improved accountability to populations at risk because of their pre-arranged nature. A recent piece of research has explored what this means in practice, using experience from Start Networks DRF work in Senegal, Pakistan, Kenya and Madagascar. This is being shared with our members and the wider humanitarian community through a learning paper which delves into the opportunities and challenges this presents, (insert link) and a short guide with some practical tips for ensuring accountability in DRF systems (insert link).https://startnetwork.org/anticipation-and-risk-financing