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The guidance below for Start Network members has been designed to explain how the Start Fund works and support in the drafting of alerts, including anticipation alerts.

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The Start Fund mechanism is built on “alerts” being raised to the Fund. This is simply when a Member or group of Members identify a crisis that they think is fit for Start Funds.

From this point – an alert cycle begins – where information is shared and decisions are made on whether to release Funds, and if so, which projects to select.

This all happens in 72 hours.

The guidance below for Start Network members has been designed to explain how the Start Fund works and support in the drafting of alerts, including anticipation alerts.

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Start Fund Impact Report 2022

Over the last decade, the humanitarian sector has been heavily impacted by more frequent and severe climate-related crises. We need a more proactive, faster and locally led humanitarian system where communities are supported to analyse risks, create plans and have access to pre-arranged financing to prevent loss of life and livelihoods.

24Nov22

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Start Fund Bangladesh Response Summary - Flash Flood B043

Bangladesh has faced one of the worst flash floods in history in 2022, where northeastern region of the country was devastated by consecutive flash floods during the months of May to June. The affect of the flooding led to more than 7.2 million people directly affected and more than 50% of the affected population in need of humanitarian assistance.

07Nov22

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MONTHLY RISK BULLETIN ISSUED: OCTOBER 2022

The monthly risk briefing reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured.

10Oct22

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MONTHLY RISK BULLETIN ISSUED: AUGUST 2022

The monthly risk briefing reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured.

08Aug22

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Start Fund Bangladesh Response Summary - Flash Flood

The northeastern part of Bangladesh has been devastated by a torrential flash flooding due to heavy rainfall in the upper streams of Surma, Kushiyara and other rivers of the Brahmanputra basin that linked to the northeastern part of the country.

04Jul22

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MONTHLY RISK BULLETIN ISSUED: JUNE 2022

The monthly risk briefing reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are also not featured.

01Jun22

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Start Fund Nepal Photobook

This photo book covers the photos captured during each project implemented under Start Fund Nepal Pilot phase. It has covered the information about Start Fund Nepal and the glimpse of each alert along with the photos from each intervention carried out during project.

19Apr22

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Rapid Response Support Through Start Fund Nepal Pilot Phase

This provides the quick glimpse of the all Alerts, area covered, population reached, project period and the support provided in each alert.

19Apr22

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Start Fund Nepal Pilot Phase Alerts

This provides the quick glimpse of the each Alert, its location, population reached, project period and the support provided in each alert.

19Apr22

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Start Network Quarterly Learning Brief - Q4 (English)

This quarterly learning brief (QLB) summarises some of Start Network’s key learning from the last quarter (Q4) of 2021. It completes the learning shared across the year and provided in Q1, Q2 and Q3.

21Jan22

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HOW CAN START FUND BANGLADESH DO MORE TO ENSURE: EFFECTIVE RESPONSES, SHARED LEARNING & POWER SHIFTS?

In 2019, Start Fund Bangladesh opened up its membership to 26 local and national organisations enabling them to access direct funding and become involved in decision-making around funding and responses. As a direct result, 80% of all Start Fund Bangladesh funding had been awarded directly to local and national organisations in 2020. This directive to shift the power has also been explored in other ways. For example, Start Fund Bangladesh has also been working to encourage INGOs who have local implementing partners to share overhead costs so that these can be used to grow and strengthen local organisations. To understand more about further changes that Start Fund Bangladesh could make, we listened to some of the reflections of Sina Chowdhury and Sirajul Islam who work for two of the local organisations that joined in 2019. The verbatim quotes from the interviews provide a powerful and rich narrative around their experience working with Start Fund Bangladesh and as humanitarians and have led us to formulate three main lessons for the Start Network: BE MORE INCLUSIVE TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE; UPSKILL TO EMPOWER; and CHAMPION FOR CHANGE. This report would be of interest to all those working towards a system change to a more locally led humanitarian system that is more accountable to those affected by crisis.

03Dec21

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What Is Start Ready and How Does It Fit Into The Financing Facility

This session introduced Start Ready, a new financial service for the humanitarian sector that will use climate science, risk protection mechanisms, and financial best practice to protect more people against predictable disasters worldwide. Start Ready will sit alongside the Start Fund in Start Network's financing facility. 

16Nov21