10 year anniversary
Governance & Assurance
Read about why we exist and values and reach. Or click above to read about our governance structure and current vacancies.
Donors and Partners
See which organisations are in the Network and which are our donors and partners. Or click above to find out about becoming a member.
New forms of financing
We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
Start Fund COVID-19
Start Fund Bangladesh
Anticipation & Risk Financing
Start Financing Facility
Our initiatives aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
Start Fund Dashboard
Crisis Response Summaries
We are committed to transparency, accountability, evidence-led decision-making and using learning to continuously evolve.
News & Blogs
Start Network Assembly 2020
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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First successful test of blockchain for international distribution of aid funding
The first in a series of tests looking to bring greater efficiency and transparency into humanitarian funding has taken place with positive results.
Start Network at the ICT4D Conference 2017
Helen James attended the ICT4D Conference 2017 in Hyderabad, here she gives a summary of the Start Network's sessions at the conference and other relavent sessions for our agenda.
New digital platform a major step forward for transparency of the Start Fund
Start Network has launched a new online platform that will allow its members, donors and the public to monitor humanitarian alerts as they happen, follow how money is spent and see how many people have been helped.
Blockchain for humanitarian decision making, a risk analysis
Paul Currion discusses the risks and challenges of Start Network’s blockchain project.
Innovation, blockchain and the World Humanitarian Summit
Start Network's Annemarie Poorterman discusses her time at WHS and how technology can help address the need for improved transparency and accountability in the sector.
Blockchain pilot tests innovative solution to collaboration, accountability and transparency in crisis response
Pilot to test efficient and transparent decisions about funding for crisis response.
NetHope Global Summit
Do you know how many people in the tech sector want to help make humanitarian aid more effective? Start Network's Helen James reports on the NetHope Global Summit.
Leveraging blockchain tech to improve financial mechanisms in the aid sector