Welcome to the introduction to Start Ready's Disaster Risk Financing approach!

This self-guided course will build your understanding in the Start Ready's Disaster Risk Financing-DRF proactive approach to predictable triggered funding at scale for foreseeable crises, using innovative risk    analysis, collective planning, scientific modelling, and pre-positioned financing.

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Is this course for me?
The course is for Start Network members and their local partners, in addition to relevant stakeholders e.g. Academic, scientific, and disaster management experts. It is a self-guided and self-paced online course.

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course, you will be aware on:
  • Some of predictable and forecastable natural hazards,
  • benefits of Disaster Risk Financing (DRF),
  • key components of an anticipatory DRF (Start Ready) system,
  • & Start Ready Building Blocks framework.

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How long will it take?
 The course takes approximately 2 hours, and it is divided into 3 units. 

We recommend to first complete Start Network's other course on Kaya, Crisis Anticipation and Action, that will take you through the anticipation cycle and the crisis anticipation process with Start Network to participate in the Start Fund.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate and digital badge at the end?

Yes, you will be able to gain a certificate once you have completed all the modules and completed the post-course quiz. There is an 80% grade to pass and the quiz can be retaken up to three times.

You will also be given the option to gain a digital badge. 
A digital badge is like a certificate but it can be stored, displayed and shared online. You can create a portfolio of badges on myHPass, a platform dedicated to recognising humanitarians' skills and experience. Find out more about HPass here

HPASS Start Badge

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How do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join course       button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.

Data protection

This course was created by the Start Network, who monitor use of this course to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that staff members in the Start Network will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. All this data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting. 

If you have any questions about this, please email anticipation@startprogrammes.org