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News & Blogs
Start Network Assembly 2020
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Developing women leaders in the humanitarian sector
On International Women’s Day, Wanjiru Wainaina tells about her journey from wondering what she was going to do with her life, to working and building skills as a humanitarian in Kenya and now studying at Oxford Brookes University.
Humanitarian graduates support Bangladesh’s response to the Rohingya refugee crisis
Graduates of the Humanitarian Trainee Scheme, a capacity-building programme funded through the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme, are supporting the Bangladesh Government’s response to the Rohingya refuges crisis.
Flash flooding in Haor region, Bangladesh
As they set out by motor boat to reach remote communities hit by flash flooding, three trainee humanitarians had their first taste of the hazards involved in their new profession.
Video: East African graduates of Humanitarian Trainee Scheme explain what they learned
In this video, graduates of the East African Humanitarian Trainee Scheme explain what they learned and why the course is important.
How the Context programme is building humanitarian skills in DRC
We spoke to Guillaume Bahizire, a co-facilitator of the Context programme in DRC, which provides long-term learning and development through face-to-face group-based learning, coaching, individual project work and web-based learning.
Women as change makers in Jordan
This case study, produced on International Women's Day 2017, focuses on two women from Jordan, where women are discouraged from humanitarian work by cultural norms and expectations and are under-represented in humanitarian leadership positions.
Working together and strengthening local capacities
Save the Children's Carol Hatchett shares messages from people involved in Talent Development, a project which brings organisations together to build local capacities.
Talent Development in Kenya
Relief International and Leadership for Humanitarians have announced details of the next Leadership for Humanitarians training programme starting in April 2016.