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News, blogs & resources|
News, blogs & resources|
Start Network takes next steps to support localisation through regional and national hubs
The Start Network has received responses from more than 230 organisations in more than 60 countries,...
Hubs and membership Q&A
The Start Network is aiming to create national and regional hubs, which will be collectives of organ...
Start Network opens new national membership to shift resources closer to humanitarian crises
The Start Network is seeking the views of aid agencies on a new form of membership being launched in...
Start Network's vision for the future of humanitarian action
To prepare for the change needed in the future, the Start Network’s 42 members came together over th...
Reflections from the Assembly
Kat Reichel reflects on the lessons and insights that came out of the Start Network's Assembly meeti...
Start Network's vision for the future - summary
Unlocking barriers to enable greater diversity in the humanitarian system
Here we look at one of the proposals from the Start Evolves task teams, the Due Diligence team propo...
The Future of Humanitarian Action in Pakistan
More than 130 participants from national and international civil society organisations, donors, UN a...
Start Evolves - the value of hubs in Kenya and Jordan
The Start Network’s vision is to become a decentralised network of hubs at the regional and national...
Start Evolves: A platform approach to early action and transformative change
Start Network's Luke Caley sets out a vision for early action in humanitarian crises, and the platfo...
The future of humanitarian action in Pakistan
How can the humanitarian sector in Pakistan build more effective systems for humanitarian action? An...
Five ways Start Network proposes to change the humanitarian sector
We are inviting organisations around the world to join us in co-designing the structure needed to re...
Start Evolves Webinar: Value of Start at the national level
Through Start Evolves, the Start Network has put forward a vision for the future which we think is n...
Launch of The Future of Aid report
Start Network’s Sarah Barr reports on the launch of Action Against Hunger’s new report The future of...
Start Evolves Video: Emily Montier on the Family of Financing Facilities
The Start Network’s vision is a humanitarian system in which funding will be dependable and predicta...
Start Evolves Webinar: Dan McClure on the participation revolution
Start Evolves: Embracing complexity in the humanitarian sector
Kat Reichel, Senior Manager for Network Design and Engagement, talks about how the Start Network is ...
Start Evolves Webinar: Dan McClure on feedback loops for complex systems
Embracing complexity with Dan McClure
In order to build an organisation that can deliver the Start Network's vision at scale, complex...
Becoming a broker of Start Evolves
Kat Reichel and Karen Janjua tell us how members in Pakistan are discussing the future of the Start ...