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Conclusion of the Alliance on Climate Risk Transfer Solutions in December 2018

4 months ago
Posted in: Africa, Agricultural Insurance, Asia, Catastrophe risk management, Climate Change, Insurance

After over three years runtime, the Alliance on Climate Risk Transfer Solutions developed by GIZ and Swiss Re is coming to an end in late December 2018. 

The Alliance has hosted 4 cross-regional workshops and 13 national seminars on topics of climate risk insurance and disaster risk management. Moreover, the Alliance was particularly involved in various activities in ASEAN, China, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda to advance national climate risk ...


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Germany extends donorship of CACCRIP by 15 million

4 months, 1 week ago
Posted in: Catastrophe risk management, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Finance

As announced in Katowice, the Federal Republic of Germany has put in an additional 15 million euros into the Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Program (CACCRIP). The transaction is executed by the KfW and the World Bank, and represents the single largest donation to CACCRIP. The donation should help to address the surge in climate risk by providing and supporting appropiate ex-ante disaster finance mechanisms, such as insurance ...


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Financial coping of natural disasters was the focus of the latest ASEAN Course on Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance

4 months, 3 weeks ago
Posted in: Asia, Catastrophe risk management, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Finance, Finance, Insurance, Risk Pool

The Strategic Alliance on Climate Risk Transfer Solutions has hosted an ASEAN Advanced High-Level Course on Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance from 20th to 22nd November in Bangkok, Thailand. In response to the menace of natural disasters, most recently seen by such events as Mangkhut and the Japanese floods in June, this course came at a critical time for the ASEAN member states.

 

Given the topic of climate ...


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Apply now – Scholarship Opportunity by A2ii and InsuResilience

5 months, 1 week ago
Posted in: Insurance, Position Paper

The A2ii and the InsuResilience Global Partnership Secretariat are jointly sponsoring participation of two senior insurance supervisors and high potential women from their authorities at the Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators developed by Women’s World Banking and faculty from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. The nine-month experience includes ongoing virtual learning and a week-long intensive at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

This nine-month global program brings ...


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Microinsurance Network publishes State of Microinsurance 2018

5 months, 2 weeks ago
Posted in: Africa, Asia, Insurance

State of Microinsurance 2018 (3.4 MB)

Members of Microinsurance Network play a leading role in providing innovative, affordable insurance products around the world. With the intentio to combine and aggregrate that expertise, the Network opened a call for papers for the State of Microinsurance in 2018. With the special focal point of the Sustainable Development Goals, the State of Microinsurance 2018 presents case studies on the influence and contribution of insurance on zero hunger, climate change ...


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