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The Start Network is a global movement of individuals working in member agencies, as advisors and as contributors, aligned in their efforts to connect people in crises with the best possible solutions.

Our governance is overseen by the Assembly, where representatives from member agencies come together to set the strategic direction. Assembly Members from international NGO families are drawn from the UK branches of those families, and are responsible for communicating with and engaging their international counterparts.

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15 Nov 2017 description
report Start Network

We failed this summer - let’s embrace it

by Sarah Klassen

15 Nov 2017 description
report Start Network

by Amrina Rana

Violence in the Rakhine State, Myanmar, which began on 25th August 2017, has driven an estimated 537,000 Rohingya across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency. The Disasters and Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEPP) has been actively involved in responding to the Rohingya crisis.

15 Nov 2017 description
report Start Network

by Amrina Rana

Start Network has launched four new “innovation labs” in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, aimed at finding fresh ways to help local communities prepare for disasters.

The move is the first of its kind by NGOs, as the labs will facilitate innovations by people on the ground that are driven by client needs, making the labs more locally driven than many other investments into innovation in the sector. The £10 million programme, jointly managed by Start Network and CDAC Network and funded by UK Aid, will end in March 2019.

13 Nov 2017 description
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The purpose of this report is to give an overview of the way the Drought Financing Facility is designed, including two proposed pilots in Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

The Drought Financing Facility is based on a risk management approach that involves scientific modelling of drought risks, focused scenario-based contingency planning and ground monitoring, and pre-positioned financing.

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09 Nov 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 22 Nov 2017 Training date: 22 Nov 2017 Start Network

Dear fellow humanitarians and relevant colleagues,

We the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme, would like to invite you to “The Future of Humanitarian Resilience” day on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.

This is part of the “Humanitarian Resilience Week”, which is a series of four events and has been organised by the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (for further information on the week, please find out more here on the Start Network website.