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Our initiatives aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
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Annual Report 2021
We are committed to transparency, accountability, evidence-led decision-making and using learning to continuously evolve.
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Humanitarian Network and Partnerships Week
The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) is an annual programme co-chaired by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
Case study: Making water accessible in Pakistan
By David Wastell.
The Future for Humanitarian Surge: A Locally led Response
Haben Habteslasie is the Advocacy and Communications Advisor for the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme. Part 1, "Building the roadmap to 2030" and part 2, "Shifting the power to local and national NGO's" from the series - Reflections from DEPP Resilience Week - are also available to read.
Shifting the Power to local and National NGOs
Haben Habteslasie is the Advocacy and Communications Advisor for the Disasters & Emergencies Preparedness Programme
The typical and historic scenario when disaster strikes is that big international aid agencies travel hundreds of miles to help families who are affected. Those we see represented less often, however, are the local first responders.
Increasing surge capacity through Asia regional platform
Atif Sohail has more than 9 years of experience in programme management and monitoring and evaluation in emergencies (in Pakistan). Previously he was working with Muslim Aid Pakistan and is now working with Christian Aid to manage their response in Nigeria, through the Go Team Asia shared humanitarian roster.
Localisation: lenses and lessons from feminist theory
Start Network’s David Jones discusses the fundamental needs for localisation within the sector.
Building the roadmap to 2030
The Start Network’s Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) recently organised a week of discussion, bringing together local organisation, INGOs, UN agencies, academia, the private sector and other actors. This was with the aim of understanding how best to use each other’s learning, experiences and expertise to gain a common appreciation of what exactly some of those Grand Bargain commitments look like and how they can be actualised.
Shifting the Power - End of Project Evaluation
We are looking to recruit a team of consultants to conduct the final evaluation of the Shifting the Power project. This evaluation is to fulfil the project’s accountability to its primary stakeholders – the local partner organisations – and to its secondary stakeholders – the project consortia and donors (INGOs, Start network and DFID). The evaluation will cover all five Shifting the Power countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia, DRC, and Kenya) and the coordination work done at global/UK level.