Governance of the InsuResilience Global Partnership

The InsuResilience Global Partnership implements and expands climate risk finance and insurance solutions through its main bodies: The High-Level Consultative Group, the Program Alliance, the Partnership Forum and technical Working Groups. The InsuResilience Secretariat serves as a support unit to the Global Partnership.

High-Level Consultative Group

The governing body of the Partnership

Partnership Forum

The exchange platform of the Partnership

Program Alliance

The delivery vehicle of the Partnership


The support unit of the Partnership

High-Level Consultative Group

The High-Level Consultative Group (HLCG) sets the strategic direction of the Partnership and provides a global strategic vision for the evolution of the climate and disaster risk finance and insurance agenda. It ensures effective coordination and sharing of information, promotes strategic alignment of the Partnership Forum and the Program Alliance and provides strategic guidance to the Partnership. Through its work, the HLCG promotes the exchange between V20 and G20 in climate and disaster risk finance and insurance and resilience.

The HLCG is formed by representatives from all member groups, reflecting the diversity of stakeholders involved in the Partnership. Two Co-Chairs, representing V20 and G20 members each, lead the HLCG and represent the Partnership. They oversee the Secretariat and take decisions based on proposals and inputs provided by partners, working groups and the Secretariat. Furthermore, they set the overall direction for the Partnership Forum with support from the Secretariat.

Members of the HLCG represent the InsuResilience Global Partnership and promote its goals by strengthening its strategy and visibility.

Dr. Bärbel Kofler

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Bärbel Kofler is Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, Svenja Schulze. She has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 2004, where she served for a time as the Social Democratic Party’s Spokesperson on Development Policy and as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From March 2016 to December 2021, she was Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance at the Federal Foreign Office. Bärbel Kofler holds university degrees in linguistics, Russian and Spanish (Salzburg University) as well as in computer science (Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences).

Honorable Seedy Keita

Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of The Gambia

Mr. Keita holds a double Master’s degree in Business Administration and Financial Management from Edinburgh Business School, Herriot-Watt University. He recently had a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from Said Business School, the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

Before his appointment as Minister of Trade, Industry and Employment, Mr. Keita was Director of Finance Department at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector in Jeddah from 2011 to the date of his appointment as Trade Minister. He first joined the Corporation in 1999 as a Young Professional Core Team Member and rose through the ranks.

In The Gambia, Mr. Keita worked at the Accountant General’s Department and The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, where he held various positions to the level of Chief Accountant before he left for a World Bank-funded Health Project in 1998.

H.E. Dr. Getahun Garedew Wodaje

Director General of the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EEPA), Ethiopia

Dr. Getahun Garedew Wodaje is the Director General of the Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EEPA) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, as of December 2021. Dr. Wodaje has a PhD in Environmental Sciences from UNISA University in South Africa, and an MSc in Environmental Sciences from Addis Ababa University.

Prior to his appointment, he was the State Minister of the Ministry of Education from June 2020 to November 2021. With the Rank of the Vice-President, he had also led the Regional Education Bureau of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region for two years. He has also served in different capacities at Wolaita Sodo University, including as Assistant Professor, Academic Dean, Academic Programs Officer and Department Head for Natural Resources Management from 2009 to 2016.

Furthermore, he has worked as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals as well as published more than five articles in peer reviewed journals.

Ms. Christine Campbell

Director General, Food Security and Environment, Global Affairs Canada

Christine Campbell is the Director General, Food Security and Environment, in the Global Issues and Development Branch of Global Affairs Canada. She leads the Department’s international assistance efforts related to sustainable agriculture and food systems and the environment. This includes thematic policy, multilateral and global programming, and knowledge and advisory services.
Ms. Campbell has served in a variety of international development positions covering policy, programming, and operations both at Global Affairs Canada and at the Canadian International Development Agency. She served as Director General, International Assistance Operations from 2018-2020, Director General, Social Development from 2014-2015, Director General, Strategic Planning and Management for Multilateral and Global Programs from 2009-2014, Corporate Secretary for CIDA from 2005-2006, and Director, Policy Coordination from 2003-2005. Her bilateral country development programming experience has spanned South America and Central and Eastern Europe.
Ms. Campbell has also served in Canadian domestic departments as Director General, Service Policy at Economic and Social Development Canada (ESDC) from 2015-2018 and as Director, Policy Coordination, Human Resources and Development Canada (HRSDC) from 2006-2009.
Ms. Campbell joined the Canadian Government in 1991 and holds a BA (1989) and an MA (1991) in political science from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Ms Chikondi Chabvuta

Advocacy and Partnerships Coordinator-Southern Africa, CARE International

Ms. Chikondi Chabvuta has a Master in Science on Environmental Science and works with CARE on women and food systems; resilience/climate change/humanitarian (nexus); working with countries in Southern Africa and regional bodies on the interplay between resilience, climate change and humanitarian, with a specific focus on how this impacts women. She also works on Women’s economic empowermen. Ms. Chabvuta has experience providing strategic and technical leadership in the development and implementation of programs and projects, policy analysis, research, advocacy and lobbying at national level and international level to create synergy between different advocacy themes at the grassroots, national and international policy levels. She is a passionate climate justice, humanitarian work, women’s rights, resilience and right to food advocate.

Mr Red Constantino

Executive Director, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC)

Mr. Renato Redentor Constantino is a climate policy analyst with three decades of international engagement experience working on climate and development, particularly in Asia. He is Deputy Co-Chair of the Expert Advisors Group of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF). Mr. Constantino was the senior advisor to the Philippine Presidency of the CVF, which led the global campaign to establish the 1.5 degrees Celsius target in the Paris Agreement and established the V20 Group of Finance Ministers to ensure changes take place in the real economy. Together, the CVF and V20 comprise governments representing 48 of the most vulnerable countries in the world.

Mr. Constantino is a founding board member of the People's Survival Fund (PSF), the first legislated Philippine climate finance mechanism dedicated to supporting climate action plans of local governments and communities. He is a published writer and is behind the anthology on climate change, Agam: Filipino Narratives on Uncertainty and Climate Change. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Philippine Polytechnic University and earned graduate units in community development and urban planning from the College of Social Work and Community Development and School of Urban and Rural Planning of the University of the Philippines.

Mr Stéphane Crouzat

Ambassador for Climate, Ministry for Europe and European Affairs, France

Stéphane Crouzat has been French ambassador in charge of international climate negotiations, for renewable energies and the prevention of climate risks since October 2020. He was previously French Ambassador to Ireland since June 2017. He was diplomatic advisor to Ms. Ségolène Royal, Minister of Environment, Energy and the Sea (2014-2017). He was director of the French Institute of Scotland in Edinburgh from 1993 to 1997. A graduate from Sciences-Po Paris (1988) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (2001), he worked on European issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters before being appointed head of the cooperation and cultural section at the French embassy in Warsaw (2005-2008), then spokesperson at the Permanent Representation of France to the United Nations in New York (2008-2011). He was also Deputy Director for Central Eastern and Baltic Europe at the European Union Division (2011-2014).

Mr. Ani Dasgupta

President and CEO, World Resources Institute

Ani Dasgupta is President and CEO of World Resources Institute, where he works to advance the institute’s global vision to improve the lives of all people and ensure that nature can thrive. A widely recognized leader in the areas of sustainable cities, urban design and poverty alleviation, he developed his expertise in positions ranging from nonprofits in India to the World Bank, where he developed the Bank’s first Knowledge strategy. He took the helm at WRI after seven years as Global Director of WRI’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

H.E. Mr Carlos G. Dominguez

Secretary of Finance, Department of Finance, Philippines

Mr. Carlos Dominguez has over 40 years of vast experience and an outstanding track record of achievements at the helm of various organizations in the public and private sectors. His expertise was borne out of his experiences as a shareholder, board chairman and a member of over a dozen corporations across multi-industries such as power, agriculture, mining, banking, hospitality, real estate, and investment.

Mr. Dominguez was appointed as Cabinet Secretary thrice: as Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (1986-1987), Secretary of Agriculture (1987-1989), and currently as Secretary of Finance since 2016. Under his leadership, the Department of Finance (DOF) was able to draft and introduce to the Congress the first of a series of the Duterte administration’s proposed tax reform packages known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act less than 90 days from the time he assumed the Cabinet portfolio in July 2016. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law the TRAIN Act on December 19, 2017. This was followed by other successes in the legislature—such as the passage of the Tax Amnesty Act, the Tobacco Tax Reform Law, and a new Sin Tax Reform Law which raised excise taxes on alcohol and electronic cigarettes.

On his watch, the Philippines’ key revenue agencies—the Bureaus of Internal Revenue (BIR) and of Customs (BOC) also continue to achieve strong revenue growth rates. It was also under his leadership that the BIR was able to secure its largest tax settlement ever—amounting to about $600 million—from a single taxpayer in Philippine history.

Mr. Denis Duverne

Chairman, AXA and Insurance Development Forum

Since September 1, 2016, Mr. Denis Duverne has been non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of AXA. Previously, he held senior roles including CFO and Deputy CEO at the global insurer since 1995. Moreover, since September 2018, he has been Chairman of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF). The IDF is a public-private partnership aiming to enhance the use of insurance to build greater resilience against disasters and to help achieve the United Nations Global 2030 Agenda.

Ms. Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Ms. Patricia Espinosa is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Prior to this position, she served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and Ambassador of Mexico to Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia and UN Organizations in Vienna. She has more than 30 years of experience at the highest levels in international relations, specialized in climate change, global governance, sustainable development, gender equality and protection of human rights. She obtained a postgraduate degree in International Law from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva and is a holder of a degree in International Relations from El Colegio de Mexico.

H.E. Ms Fatima Yasmin

Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh

Fatima Yasmin, a career civil servant, has joined the Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance as Secretary on 23 February 2020. She is the first female Secretary of ERD appointed by Government. Prior to this position, she held the positions of Vice-Chairman, Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Ministry of Commerce and Director General, Institute of Public Finance (IPF), Ministry of Finance.

Yasmin joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1991. She worked for the Finance Division and Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance. She also worked for Ministries of Agriculture, Women and Children Affairs, and Defense. During her civil service career, she worked for ERD for a substantial period with World Bank, United Nations, Asian Development Bank and Islamic Development Bank.

Outside government she worked for Asian Development Bank, European Union and UN’s International Jute Organization during her civil service.

Yasmin did her Masters in Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. She completed Masters in Development Economics from Australian National University (ANU), Australia. She was a Hubert H. Humphrey Public Policy Fellow of the US State Department at the Rutgers University, USA.

Ms Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch

State Secretary, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland

State Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch (*1961), Attorney, MBA, SECO Director and Director of the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate since 1 April 2011. From 2007 Federal Council Ambassador and Delegate for Trade Agreements, Switzerland's chief negotiator at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as well as member of the SECO Board of Directors and in addition to the WTO responsible for the OECD and free trade agreements as head of the World Trade Division in the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate. Previously, from 1999 to 2007, head of the WTO sector. From 1995 head of section in the WTO section of the Federal Office of Foreign Economic Affairs FOFEA. 1992/1993 she worked at the World Bank (Washington D.C., USA) as assistant to Switzerland's Executive Director's. From 1990 to 1995 scientific adviser in the Legal Service and International Investment and Technology Transfer Service in the FOFEA. 1989 gained her MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, F). 1988 Junior Consultant at McKinsey in Zurich. 1987 gained her law degree at the University of Berne qualifying as an attorney.

Ms Ute Klamert

Assistant Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP)

Ute Klamert has been Assistant Executive Director for Partnerships and Advocacy since February 2019. In this role, Ms Klamert leads the organization’s engagement and resourcemobilization
activities with governments, United Nations agencies, private sector and other partners. She also drives communications and advocacy efforts to further WFP’s mission of ‘saving lives, changing lives’.

To enable WFP to continue reaching more vulnerable, food-insecure people around the world, Ms Klamert is committed to investing in the skills and capabilities of her staff as well as increasing diversity across the Partnerships and Advocacy Department.

Ms Klamert has more than 30 years of global experience in development cooperation, partnerships, resource mobilization, strategy and operations, including 15 years in senior leadership positions. Prior to joining WFP, she served as Director-General for the European, Mediterranean Region and Central Asia Department in the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ). She managed complex change processes and oversaw strategic development in areas including the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.

She also fostered innovation in delivery approaches in fragile settings such as those beset by conflict. In this role, Ms Klamert managed a budget of approximately 1 billion Euros per annum, and around 5,500 staff in decentralized and multi-disciplinary teams across seven divisions and 34 GIZ country offices.

Ms Klamert serves on the German Commission on Root Causes of Displacement, which is working on concrete proposals for the German Government to identify and mitigate the main causes of refugees’ displacement.

A German national, she holds a law degree from the University of Regensburg. She is married with two daughters, with whom she shares a love of skiing.

H.E. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service, Communications & Climate Change, Fiji

Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is the Fijian Attorney-General and the Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications, who is additionally responsible for climate change matters. Mr. Sayed-Khaiyum oversaw the creation of a climate change unit in the Office of the Attorney-General to examine legal matters pertaining to climate change. He holds a Masters in Law of the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political science and development studies from the Australian National University in Canberra.

Ms Mami Mizutori

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Head of UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Mami Mizutori is the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction, and head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She assumed her role on 1 March 2018. Ms. Mizutori served for twenty-seven years in various capacities in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining the UN, Ms. Mizutori was Executive Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of East Anglia, UK, since 2011. Ms. Mizutori graduated in law from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, and obtained a Diploma in International Studies from the Diplomatic School of Spain. A Japanese national, Ms. Mizutori speaks Japanese, English and Spanish

Ms. Carla Montesi

Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission 

Carla Montesi is currently Director at the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA – formerly DG DEVCO). She is responsible for the Directorate “Green Deal and Digital Agenda”, which covers policy areas such as climate change, environment, sustainable energy, agri-food systems and transport, technology and digitalisation. In the former DG DEVCO, Carla was Director for “Planet and Prosperity” from September 2018 to mid-January 2021. Before that (2014- 2018) she was the Director for Western and Central Africa. Prior to 2014, Mrs. Montesi was Director at the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Initially responsible for fisheries conservation, control and structural actions for the Mediterranean and Black Sea, she has piloted maritime policy as well as fisheries and funding for the Baltic Sea, North Sea and Landlocked Member States. 

A former lawyer specialised in European affairs at the College of Europe in Bruges, Mrs. Montesi's earlier career encompassed diverse responsibilities in the field of EU external policy for development and cooperation, both at Headquarters and in EU Delegations in Africa, as well as experience in the Cabinet of EU Commissioner Emma Bonino for External Policy and Humanitarian Affairs.

Ms. Samantha Power

Administrator, USAID

Samantha Power was sworn into office as the 19th Administrator of USAID on May 3, 2021.

In leading the world’s premier international development agency and its global staff of over 10,000 people, Power will focus on helping the United States respond to four interconnected challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and the development gains it has imperiled; climate change; conflict and humanitarian crises; and democratic backsliding. Power will also ensure that USAID enhances its longstanding leadership in areas including food security, education, women’s empowerment, and global health. Additionally, Power is the first USAID Administrator to be a member of the National Security Council, where she will ensure that development plays a critical role in America’s responses to a range of economic, humanitarian, and geopolitical issues.

Prior to joining the Biden-Harris Administration, Power was the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017, Power served in the Obama-Biden Administration as the 28th US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. During her time at the UN, Power rallied countries to combat the Ebola epidemic, ratify the Paris climate agreement, and develop new international law to cripple ISIS’s financial networks. She worked to negotiate and implement the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, helped catalyze bold international commitments to care for refugees, and advocated to secure the release of political prisoners, defend civil society from growing repression, and protect the rights of women and girls.

From 2009 to 2013, Power served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. At the NSC, she advised the Obama-Biden Administration on issues such as democracy promotion, UN reform, LGBTQ+ and women’s rights, atrocity prevention, and the fights against human trafficking and global corruption.

An immigrant from Ireland, Power began her career as a war correspondent in Bosnia, and went on to report from places including Kosovo, Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe. She was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and has been recognized as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People,” one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” and by Forbes as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” Power is an author and editor of multiple books, and the recipient of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

Power earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

H.E. Mr. Harifidy Ramilison

Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries – APRM, Madagascar

Mr. Achim Steiner

Administrator, UNDP

Mr. Achim Steiner is UNDP Administrator and Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group. Prior to joining UNDP, he was Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford. In addition, Mr. Steiner led the United Nations Environment Programme and was Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (M.A.) from Worcester College, Oxford University and holds a M.A. from the University of London/School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Ms. Delphine Traoré

Regional CEO & Regional Executive Board Member, Allianz Africa

Delphine Traoré is the Regional CEO of Allianz Africa since November 1st, 2021. She joined the Board of management of Allianz Africa as Regional Chief Operations Officer (COO) in February 2017. She is responsible for the development of Allianz’s business on the African continent. She previously held the position of CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Africa, and remains a non-executive member of the Board of management of AGCS Africa. In addition, she is a board member of the African Risk Capacity LTD (ARC) and Société Générale Côte d’Ivoire.

From June 2019 to September 2021, Delphine was the President of the African Insurance Organization (AIO), of which she was Vice-President since May 2018. In 2019, she is presented in Forbes Africa magazine’s portraits of women economic leaders. In 2018, Jeune Afrique magazine also ranked her among the 50 most influential women in Africa. From 2015 to 2017, she was the President of the Insurance Institute of South Africa. She won in 2015, the Woman Leadership Award from the Africa Leadership Awards. And appears twice in 2014 and 2015, in the top economic leaders of tomorrow study by the Choiseul 100 Africa.

Delphine joined Allianz Group in 2005 with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Canada. She held the positions of Liability Underwriter and Head of Market Management where she was responsible for identifying potential markets, client and broker target segments to support business development across Canada.

Native of Burkina Faso, Delphine is a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

She graduated Cum Laude Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from University of Pittsburgh, in the United States of America (USA) in 1996. After graduating, she joined Ohio Casualty Group of Insurance initially as a Senior Commercial Multi-Lines Insurance Underwriter and Marketing Representative and later as Regional Underwriting Manager.

She also holds a Master of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts (MA), USA.

Ms. Rachel Turner

Director of International Finance, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Rachel Turner is the Director of International Finance at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Previously she has also served as the Director for Economic Development, and before that Director East and Central Africa, overseeing DFID’s programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. She has over 20 years of development experience in low and middle income countries of Africa and Eastern Europe. She has headed the DFID office in Mozambique and with her experience of managing DFID’s relationships with global financial institutions, she has a strong understanding of public and private sector development issues and wide involvement with the multilateral and bilateral development architecture.

Dr. Juergen Voegele

Vice President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank

Dr. Juergen Voegele, Ph.D., assumed the position of Vice President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank on April 1, 2020. In this role, he oversees the work of Global Practices and thematic groups that bring together the best expertise from across the World Bank Group and from partners, to help countries tackle their most complex challenges in the area of sustainable development. The practices and groups under his responsibility include Agriculture and Food; Climate Change; Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy; Environmental and Social Framework Implementation; Social Development; Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land; and Water.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Voegele was Global Director of the World Bank's Climate Change Group and Senior Director of the World Bank's Agriculture and Food Global Practice. Since joining the World Bank in 1991, Dr. Voegele has held several assignments, chairing the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Board as well as the Environment Sector Board, leading the Agriculture Unit in China, the Agriculture and Rural Development Unit of the Europe and Central Asia Region, and the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank (later recast as the Agriculture and Environmental Services Department).

Dr. Voegele holds a PhD in Agriculture Engineering and a Master’s in Agriculture Economics from the University of Hohenheim, in Germany.

H.E. Brenson S. Wase

Minister of Finance, Banking and Postal Services Republic of the Marshall Islands

Honourable Brenson S. Wase is the current Minister of Finance for the Republic of Marshall Islands. He previously served in the capacities of Minister of Social Services, Minister of Resources and Development, Minister of Transportation and Communications, Minister of Justice and Minister of Finance. Mr. Wase graduated from RES in 1986. He spent two years at Mizpha High School of Micronesia in Truk. He spent one year at MIHS and graduated from the Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu. He then attended University of Hawaii at Hilo where he graduated in Business Administration. In 1979, he was recruited and hired as Director of Housing Services.

Ms Vositha Wijenayake

Executive Director, SLYCAN Trust

Vositha is an attorney-at-law specialising in public international law, with a focus on international environmental law, UN human rights law, refugee law, and EU law. She has over a decade of experience in working on climate change at national, regional, and international level. Vositha is a member of the National Expert Committee on Climate Change Adaptation of the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka and of the Sri Lankan government’s delegation to the UNFCCC negotiations since 2016, negotiating on issues related to compliance, climate change adaptation, loss and damage, gender, and MRV. She is a member of the Oceans Expert Group of the UNFCCC’s Nairobi Work Programme and contributes to the work of the Biodiversity Expert Group and the NAP Technical Working Group. Vositha is a member of the High-Level Consultative Group of the InsuResilience Global Partnership and co-leads the Partnership's Impact Working Group. She holds an LLM in public international law and an LLB from University of London.

Partnership Forum

The Partnership Forum is a platform to exchange experience and knowledge and raise awareness about risk finance and insurance by engaging all stakeholders of the Partnership in an inclusive manner.

It encompasses different approaches for exchange between partners, such as the annual Partnership Forum, the interactive online platform RISK TALK, technical working groups and, at the request of the members, further activities such as workshops and webinars.

The Annual Partnership Forum, held at the end of each year, is the global flagship event of the climate and disaster risk financing and insurance community. It brings together all members of the InsuResilience Global Partnership and the wider resilience community to exchange knowledge on lessons learnt, best practice and innovations. The results can help to improve and upscale financial protection for poor and vulnerable people. This collaborative forum serves to shape the global agenda for climate and disaster risk finance and insurance.

Program Alliance

The Program Alliance brings together programmes that share the common ambition to strengthen the financial resilience of the poor and vulnerable population against climate and disaster risks. Its purpose is to facilitate efficient and coordinated global action on climate and disaster risk finance and insurance. The Program Alliance helps to harmonise donor contributions to countries, in line with the overarching goals of the Partnership.

The main focus lies on driving forward the development, implementation and financing of practical solutions. As the collaborative delivery vehicle of the Partnership, the Program Alliance delivers a full package of services related to climate and disaster risk finance and insurance, including:

(a) research, data, modelling, innovation & learning;

(b) technical assistance;

(c) solution design and implementation;

(d) concessional insurance and

(e) monitoring, reporting and evaluation.


The Program Alliance brings together members from donors and implementing partners. Through the Program Alliance, countries benefit from the activities of the following programmes:

  1. Asia-Pacific Climate Finance Fund (ACliFF) (established by the Asian Development Bank)
  2. Centre for Disaster Protection (established by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the World Bank)
  3. Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) (established by the World Bank)
  4. Global Risk Financing Facilty (established by the World Bank)
  5. Insurance and Risk Finance Facility (established by the United Nations Development Programme)
  6. InsuResilience Solutions Fund (established by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany and the KfW Development Bank)
  7. InsuResilience Secretariat (established as the Partnership’s central hub for coordination, facilitation, knowledge, matchmaking, monitoring and evaluation and support to all Partnership bodies)

For more information on the Program Alliance, click here.


The InsuResilience Secretariat serves as an administrative support unit for the Global Partnership. It is the central hub for coordination, knowledge sharing, matchmaking, monitoring & evaluation and support to all Partnership bodies.  Established in 2016 in Bonn, it is hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The Secretariat commits itself to:

  • foster an inclusive dialogue and coordination among various stakeholders while maintaining neutrality
  • drive a common agenda of stakeholders to raise global ambitions and set standards
  • link potential collaborators as an ‘honest broker’
  • facilitate knowledge management while continuously scouting for new trends
  • improve transparency between actors, projects and solutions
  • monitor and ensure progress and target achievement

Dr. Astrid Zwick

Head of InsuResilience Secretariat

Monka Matondo

Office Manager

Petra Sánchez

Finance Manager

Sandra Schuth

Contracts Officer

Tuga Alaskary

Advisor (Partnership Strategy)

Marilyn Glele

Advisor (Communications)

Delia Kaiser

Advisor (Partnership Strategy)

Fabian Rhiel

Advisor (Partnership Strategy)

Daniel Stadtmüller

Team Lead and Senior Advisor (Innovation, Impact, Program Support)

Lea Kulick

Advisor (Innovation, Impact, Program Support)

Anastasia Thomaides

Advisor (Innovation, Impact, Program Support)

Kay Tuschen

Advisor (Innovation, Impact, Program Support)

Janek Toepper

Advisor (Innovation, Impact, Program Support)

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