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  • 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.

  • Pro-Poor Climate Risk Insurance – The Role of Community-Based Organisations (CBOs)
    Pro-Poor Climate Risk Insurance – The Role of Community-Based Organisations (CBOs)

    In the face of increasingly frequent extreme weather events, the need to manage climate risk becomes more urgent, especially for the most vulnerable countries and communities. With the aim of reducing vulnerability, climate risk transfer in the form of climate risk insurance (CRI) has been gaining attention in climate policy discussions. When properly designed, CRI acts as a safety net against climate change impacts by providing financial support after an extreme weather event.

  • Resilience and Innovation – the world’s first Parametric Insurance product for coral reefs
    Resilience and Innovation – the world’s first Parametric Insurance product for coral reefs

    Last month, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), a leading global nature conservation organisation, announced a new partnership with global reinsurance giant Swiss Re to create the world’s first parametric insurance policy that can be used to both insure and enhance the resilience of coral reefs and the communities that rely on them.

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