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About the InsuResilience Global Partnership Forum 2019

About

The Partnership Forum is one of the bodies of the InsuResilience Global Partnership. Its annual meeting, the Global Partnership Forum, is the largest in-person gathering of members from across the globe. The full-day event brings together all members and partners of the InsuResilience Global Partnership – from governments to representatives of international organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia. It serves as 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 way. The first two Partnership Forums took place in November 2017 during COP23 in Bonn and in December 2018 during COP24 in Katowice.

The 3rd Partnership Forum in December 2019 will shine the spotlight on Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) Solutions applied in particular, but not exclusively, in the Caribbean, Latin and Central American (LAC) region. This region is one with a great deal of economic dynamics and potential, yet provoked by increased disasters that are among the most frequent and intense in the world. Notwithstanding the mixed economic growth picture in the region, in the field of CDRFI, strides have been taken to present innovative approaches to effectively manage the impact of disasters, at the sovereign and sub-sovereign levels and in some cases collaboratively across different countries.

This year’s Partnership Forum will focus on practitioners’ experiences in implementing CDRFI solutions and scaling up efforts towards a global resilience agenda. We will take stock of progress made, share good practice and explore pathways for scaling up existing instruments to stimulate an open dialogue on how to strengthen financial resilience and transformative adaptation in the face of climate change.

Objectives

  • Share experiences on the successful implementation of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance solutions that deliver effectively for poor and vulnerable people in LAC region and globally
  • Create an opportunity for networking and establishing a network of partner and stakeholder organizations in LAC region and globally; put a special focus on the interface between solutions such as regional risk pools and enable cross-fertilizing of best practices
  • Achieve visibility for the Partnership as the global platform promoting CDRFI solutions
  • Inform and shape discussions around CDRFI towards improved alignment with broader adaptation strategies and strengthening the resilience of the poor and vulnerable