START International's Communications Kit

START's vision and mission

START'S VISION: A world in which developing countries strengthen their capacities to use science to advance sustainability.

START'S MISSION: To increase opportunities for research, education and training that strengthen scientific capacities in developing countries to understand, communicate and motivate action on critical global environmental change challenges.

Recent publications

About START and key messages

Since 1992, START International has provided opportunities for training, research, education and networking for advancing solutions to critical sustainability challenges in Africa and Asia. At the intersection of science, policy and practice, START programs advance locally and regionally-driven actionable knowledge.

ProSus Magazine - Promoting Sustainability Solutions

ProSus Magazine features START's programs and partners, aiming at informing, inspiring solutions and igniting conversations on how to address critical sustainability challenges.

START's story hub

"Impact and Insights", a recently launched section of START's website, highlights START's impact over the years through stories and interviews featuring program alumni.


The first season of the STARTcast, our new podcast for early- and mid-career scientists, focused on scientific proposal writing.

START's newsletter and mailing list

START issues a quarterly newsletter and a bi-weekly "Opportunities in Sustainability" email round-up. START’s newsletter features the latest on projects, collaborations and research on science capacity development in Africa and Asia. “Opportunities in Sustainability” compiles job, fellowship and training opportunities from START and partners.