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  • Climate risk insurance: Germany supports new initiative
    Climate risk insurance: Germany supports new initiative

    ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed its first climate risk insurance policy with the Africa Union’s African Risk Capacity (ARC). The policy is called ARC Replica, a new type of cover offered by ARC which has been providing extreme weather insurance since 2014.

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  • Denis Duverne
    Denis Duverne appointed Chair of the Insurance Development Forum

    The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Denis Duverne as Chair of its Steering Committee, succeeding Stephen Catlin effective 11 September 2018. The IDF is grateful for Mr. Catlin’s leadership and dedicated service during his tenure.

  • Resilience - Addressing the Protection Gap

    On Wednesday 25 April 2018, Clyde & Co welcomed a wide range of speakers and an audience from insurance, resilience management, construction and engineering and government to discuss the impact of climate change and urbanisation on the protection gap. 2017 was one of the worst years in recent memory for natural disasters with hurricanes and wildfires causing significant disruption and damage.

  • Ekhosuehi Iyahen
    The Insurance Development Forum appoints Ekhosuehi Iyahen as Secretary General

    The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ekhosuehi Iyahen as its first Secretary General, effective 1 October 2018. The IDF is a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by international organisations. It aims to enhance the use of insurance to build greater resilience against disasters and to help achieve the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

  • Building Resilience is a Work in Progress

    Misfortunes affect us all; whether ill health, accident, theft, unemployment, or other personal troubles. In the same way, no one is entirely immune from the negative consequences of weather-related or manmade perils such as very strong winds, flooding, drought, earthquake, terrorism, or catastrophic accidents. What does vary, however, is people’s ability to bounce back from unforeseen events. Generally speaking those living in emerging markets are less able to recover from setbacks that impact their longer term prosperity and broader economic development.