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Nairobi 2018 group photo

Second Edition of “Index-Based Livestock Insurance Seminar” in Nairobi, Kenya

1 week, 4 days ago
Posted in: Africa, Agricultural Insurance, Climate Change, Insurance, Mitigation

In response to the very positive feedback and high level of participation from the Members of the Kenyan Parliament to the “Executive Seminar on Index-Based Livestock Insurance” in April 2018 (https://mombasa-2018.climate-risk-transfer.org/), the Strategic Alliance on Climate Risk Transfer Solutions, a collaboration between Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd., provided a second edition of this seminar on the 24th of July, this ...


Enabling Climate Risk Investments in Developing Countries

2 weeks, 1 day ago
Posted in: Africa, Agricultural Insurance, Asia, Catastrophe risk management, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Finance, Mitigation

In a recent blog article, Global Parametrics CEO Hector Ibarra urged investors to make use of commercial opportunities and invoke transformational change in low-income countries by investing in climate risk innovations. In recognition of recent progress of the political and private sector, new insurance models should complement traditional insurance models to help build resilience against floods, droughts and storms in low-income countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


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Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in Latin America

Brazilian insurance industry supports climate risk transparency

4 weeks ago
Posted in: Adaptation, Climate Change, Finance, Insurance

The Brazilian insurance market was the first to pledge support for dialogue on how to meet the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board's Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). By fully supporting the Paris Agreement and advocating climate risk transparency, the Brazilian insurance industry wants to understand the risks of climate change and reduce climate-related physical, transition and liability risks linked to the industry's underwriting and investment ...

MicroIns network event

Presentation of the KLIP Impact Study at the Annual Micro Insurance Network Meeting in Luxembourg

2 months, 1 week ago
Posted in: Africa, Agricultural Insurance, Position Paper

Every year since 2014 The Micro Insurance Network (MIN) invites all its members to explore what has happened in the sector during the past year, to share experiences, projects and goals for the new period to come. This time the event was hosted by the city of Luxembourg from the 5th to the 6th of June, that was attended by key development agencies and programmes with experience in ...

Worshop Mombasa Photo group

Enhancing drought resilience in Kenya through Index-Based Livestock Insurance

2 months, 2 weeks ago
Posted in: Africa, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Finance, Insurance, Mitigation

From April 17 to 20, the Strategic Alliance on Climate Risk Transfer Solutions facilitated two high-level executive trainings on index-based livestock insurance in Mombasa, Kenya. The goal was to reflect on the Kenya Livestock Insurance Program (KLIP) – a flagship program in agricultural insurance – and define next steps for further improvement and implementation on national and county level. The World Bank and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are also involved ...

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