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Start for Change 2016


09 May 2016


London, UK



The Start Network is pleased to announce the programme for Start for Change 2016, a week-long series of events to drive our vision to connect people in crisis to the best possible solutions.

Start for Change is an annual gathering for the Start Network and our stakeholders including senior representatives from some of the world’s largest civil society organisations, multilaterals and governments, as well as innovators, opinion-formers and other stakeholders concerned with the connection of people in crisis to the best possible solutions. 

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The week-long series of events combines idea generation with governance and decision-making, setting the Network’s strategic trajectory for the year ahead. 

The anchor of the week is the Annual Conference, which is designed as a forum for discussion and substantive debate that results in real change.

The format for the week was first tested in 2014, when it was known as ‘Mega-Week’. Last year Mega-Week returned, rebranded as Start for Change, and a new ‘Members’ Day’ was added to the mix – parallel workshops designed to enable a deeper dive into some of the issues debated at the Conference.

This year’s Start for Change will continue with a similar format to the previous year but will be even more ambitious, now also introducing an exciting, public event: Start Talks, to explore ‘The New Humanitarian Economy’.

Read more about Start for Change (information pack, including details on travel and logistical arrangements)

Start Network Annual Conference

Members' Day

Start Talks: The New Humanitarian Economy



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Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings is Toyota Motor Corporation’s official supplier of 4x4 Toyota vehicles and spare parts to aid & humanitarian agencies working in rapid relief, emergency and development projects worldwide.

PwC is assisting governments, donors, foundations and NGOs across the globe to help manage their international programmes, funds and internal operations to help alleviate poverty and boost global economic growth.

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security protections. 

Enset is the only nonprofit provider of the .ngo domain, available exclusively to validated charities and NGOs. Enset believes that when individual NGOs and charities are effective online, it collectively strengthens the capacities, credibility and impact of the global civil society sector. 

INTL FCStone is global payments and foreign exchange services in more than 175 countries. Having been a specialist provider of cross-border payments since 1986, it has extensive experience of working with NGOs across the entire spectrum, including the majority of the humanitarian branches of the UN family and many leading organisations across the Aid and Development sector.

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