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Dr. Nihar Jangle has 15 years of experience in Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI), with a proven track record of successful implementations across multiple countries. At present, he leads the GIZ-funded project “Enhancing Risk Assessments for improved country risk financing strategies (ERA)”.

Nihar Jangle has been with GIZ Germany since 2017. He is currently serving as the technical head of the Risk Finance & Insurance Team at GIZ, implementing CDRFI solutions on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in partner countries, in addition to advising the ministry.

From 2010 to 2017, Nihar Jangle was Director of the Climate Change Program at the Micro Insurance Academy in India, heading a multi-year initiative on inclusive insurance solutions for climate-related risks, including health, crop, livestock and natural catastrophes. This work experience led to several publications in peer-reviewed journals. Nihar’s work was recognized with the 2016 Shin Research Excellence Award bestowed by the Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS). 

Nihar Jangle holds a doctorate degree in mathematics from Free University Berlin and served as Visiting Scientist at Brown University, USA, for two years. After finishing his degree, he worked with a consulting firm in Germany’s financial sector, focusing on risk management for major German banks.