Start Network

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Start Network is made up of more than 50 aid agencies working in humanitarian response, ranging from large international organisations to national NGOs. Together, our aim is to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.


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Christina Bennett, Chief Executive, Start Network.

Christina is Chief Executive at Start Network, based in London. She has 20 years of experience in humanitarian policy and practice, has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Sudan.

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News and press releases

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Start Network Launches Grants To Accelerate Anticipation and Locally-Led Action

Start Network has launched three new grants that will enable members to access funds in order to accelerate locally led anticipatory action and community-led approaches to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. 


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Start Network's statement on Ukraine

As a global network of civil society organisations, Start Network stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. We will deploy our resources, reach, and collective voice to assist and protect Ukrainian people and communities.


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New locally led coalition in Bangladesh launching in partnership with the Share Trust and Start Network

Local and national NGOs in coastal Bangladesh have come together to form the  Sundarban Coalition.


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Innovative insurance policies purchased to protect up to 800,000 people in Zimbabwe from drought risk

Start Network has today announced the purchase of an innovative insurance policy in partnership with African Risk Capacity (ARC) and the Government of Zimbabwe. The policy is to protect more than 800,000 people in Zimbabwe from drought risk during the 2021/2022 agricultural season.


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G7 commits to scale-up support for anticipatory action and the Start Fund

The G7 has confirmed its commitment to supporting the scaling-up of anticipatory action and the growth of the Start Fund.



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