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Scientific due diligence for humanitarian Disaster Risk Financing: A guide for data scientists and humanitarian practitioners

This guide was developed by the Drought Risk Finance Science Laboratory (DRiSL) to provide a tool for both scientists and humanitarian practitioners to aid responsible and effective use of scientific data and modelling in humanitarian decision-making.


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German Federal Foreign Office supports innovative programme for early humanitarian action

The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) has announced its support of €4.5 million for a programme of activities that will embed early humanitarian action across a global network of NGOs.


News Article

Start Network and Welthungerhilfe at COP23

Start Network and Welthungerhilfe joined the international political community at COP23, the Bonn Climate Change Conference, to discuss how data and new financial instruments can enable aid agencies to mitigate the effects of extreme weather on communities.


News Article

Start Network and Pakistan government collaborate on new way to finance drought response

Start Network members have begun working with Pakistan’s disaster authority to develop a new way of funding preventative action, aimed at helping vulnerable families threatened by drought.


Blog Post

What can Groucho Marx tell us about being a member of the Start Network?

Sean Lowrie asks why do agencies from five different continents want to know and join Start Network? What advantages do they receive by doing so - both now and in the future - and what else do they gain?


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The World Humanitarian Summit and the significance of climate insurance

Start Network’s Deirdre O'Sullivan-Winks discusses Start Network’s efforts to showcase the significance of climate insurance in reducing humanitarian need at the World Humanitarian Summit.


Our Team

  • Bärbel Mosebach
    Welthungerhilfe Humanitarian Director
  • Normann Steinmaier
    Deputy Head & Coordinator Humanitarian Assistance, Welthungerhilfe