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About our Working Groups

Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force

Chairs:

Mathieu Verougstraete, Saoirse Jones and Shaun Tarbuck

Purpose:

The disaster risk reduction (DRR) task force has the main objectives of increasing focus on DRR as a complement to protection gap solutions to increase resilience of vulnerable communities, integrating a DRR lens into IDF programs and giving more visibility to the role of insurance in disaster risk reduction.

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Infrastructure Task Force

Chairs:

Bill Marcoux, Heike Schmitz and Jean-Baptiste Tricot

Purpose:

The Infrastructure Task Force explores how insurers, working with public and private partners can scale up insurance sector support, through investment in and insurance of resilient and sustainable infrastructure (with a focus on small to mid-cap projects) in emerging and developing countries.

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Inclusive Insurance

Chairs:

Astrid Zwick, Garance Wattez-Richard and Katharine Pulvermacher

Purpose:

The Inclusive Insurance Working Group (IWG) is dedicated to driving and enhancing coordination and collaboration on inclusive insurance projects to maximise their impact and efficiency, both in terms of technical assistance and funding of resilience-building programs which are operating in local communities vulnerable to climate change and other disasters. It also provides a source of expertise to other public / private parties and, as required, assistance to other IDF Working Groups.

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Law, Regulation and Resilience Policies (LRRP)

Chairs:

Bill Marcoux, Hannah Grant and Marike Komen Brady

Purpose:

The Law, Regulation and Resilience Policies (LLRP) Working Group is dedicated to developing laws, regulations and public policy frameworks that enable the insurance sector to support sustainable development and to enhance economic and social resilience to natural disasters. It also provides a source of insurance sector expertise for global regulators and other public/ private parties, and technical assistance to other IDF Working Groups.

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Risk Modelling (RMSG)

Chairs:

Jeffrey Manson, Jenty Kirsch-Wood and Rachel Delhaise

Purpose:

The Risk Modelling Steering Group (RMSG) is dedicated to improving global understanding and quantification of natural hazards disaster risk, through use, development and sharing of the re/insurance sector’s catastrophe risk modelling capability.

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Sovereign and Humanitarian Solutions (SHS)

Chairs:

Ivo Menzinger, Claudia Thyme, Sophie Evans and Tuga Alaskary

Purpose:

The Overarching objective of the Sovereign and Humanitarian Solutions (SHS) Working Group is to address the insurance needs of sovereigns, sub- sovereigns, international institutions, and humanitarian agencies in programmes and territories that are usually supported by donors or developments banks. The SHS is transaction focused and oversees a portfolio of advisory engagements and fosters information flow and coordination of interactions between industry, civil society, multi-laterals and relevant government entities on “macro” and public assets insurance solutions.

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Around the world

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the number of poor and vulnerable people the InsuResilience Global Partnership Vision 2025 aims to cover against climate and disaster shocks by pre-arranged risk finance and insurance mechanisms. The IDF is a key partner and contributor towards this vision

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the number of countries the IDF-UNDP-BMZ Tripartite Agreement aims to assist with sovereign disaster risk financing tools and strategies by 2025

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the amount of underwriting risk capacity pledged by the insurance industry to tackle climate and disaster risks